NIST (800-63)

NIST (800-63)

Rainbow Secure is designed to support the guidelines outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-63. This publication provides recommendations for digital identity and authentication, helping businesses establish strong authentication mechanisms and protect user identities. Here’s how Rainbow Secure helps businesses follow NIST (800-63):

  1. Identity Proofing: Rainbow Secure offers robust identity-proofing capabilities, allowing businesses to verify the identity of users before granting access to sensitive systems and data. It supports various methods such as password-based mfa authentication, OTP based MFA, biometrics, and other multi-factor authentication options like App authenticators to ensure that only authorized individuals can access critical resources.

  2. Authentication Assurance: Rainbow Secure provides authentication assurance by offering multiple levels of authentication strength. It supports various authentication factors such as something you know (password), something you have (tokens), something you do (applying color and style factors to password and OTPs) and something you are (biometrics). Rainbow Secure provides phishing proof and brute-force defeating multi-layer login even while using knowledge based factor (password login). By enabling businesses to implement strong authentication mechanisms, Rainbow Secure helps meet the requirements outlined in NIST (800-63).

  3. Authentication Mechanisms: Rainbow Secure offers a range of authentication mechanisms that align with NIST (800-63) guidelines. These include traditional username/password authentication, as well as more advanced methods such as Color and style factors added Password authentication, and one-time passwords. By providing these options, Rainbow Secure enables businesses to choose the authentication mechanisms that best meet their security requirements.
  4. Federation and Single Sign-On (SSO): Rainbow Secure supports federation and single sign-on capabilities, allowing users to access multiple systems and applications with a single set of credentials. This helps simplify the authentication process and reduces the burden of managing multiple usernames and passwords. By facilitating SSO, Rainbow Secure enables businesses to adhere to NIST (800-63) recommendations for user convenience and secure access management.

  5. Password Management: Rainbow Secure offers password management features that align with NIST (800-63) guidelines. It encourages the use of complex and unique passwords, discourages password reuse, and provides options for password expiration and reset. By promoting secure password practices, and providing multi-layer multi-factor security by design, Rainbow Secure helps businesses enhance their overall authentication security even when users use simple login texts and codes.

  6. Risk-Based Authentication: Rainbow Secure incorporates risk-based authentication capabilities, leveraging artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics to assess the risk associated with each authentication attempt. By analyzing factors such as user behavior, device information, and location, Rainbow Secure can adapt the authentication requirements based on the level of risk, aligning with NIST (800-63) recommendations for risk-based authentication.

  7. Continuous Monitoring: Rainbow Secure enables continuous monitoring of user authentication activities. It tracks and logs authentication events, providing businesses with visibility into user access patterns and potential security threats. This helps organizations meet the continuous monitoring requirements outlined in NIST (800-63) for detecting and responding to suspicious activities.

By supporting NIST Special Publication 800-63 guidelines, Rainbow Secure helps businesses implement strong authentication mechanisms, protect user identities, and enhance overall security. It enables organizations to adhere to industry best practices for digital identity and authentication, ensuring a secure and trustworthy authentication experience for their users.