The tools being developed by hackers to steal your data are becoming increasingly sophisticated and effective. Symantec’s VIP Access for Windows is popular among companies that need to secure access to email accounts and in-house databases. It’s suitable for enterprise and also for personal use.
What is the use of Symantec VIP Access?
Symantec VIP Access provides a physical component as a part of the signing in process for your favourite websites. Passwords can be stolen and even sold on the Internet, often without you even realising until it’s too late. This VIP app requires you to provide additional on-device validation. The kind of authentication requested depends on what’s available on your device.
How do I set up VIP on my laptop?
The first thing to do is download the app and install it on your Windows computer. Installation is quick and easy if you just follow the steps of the VIP Access Setup Wizard that appear when you open the file.
How do I use VIP access on my desktop?
Part of the appeal of VIP Access is its ease of use. Here’s how to use it to access a website or app on your Windows device. The app will launch automatically when you start your computer.
- Go to the login page of your website or app
- Enter your username and password
- Submit your credentials
- If the app or site is compatible with Symantec VIP Access, you’ll be prompted to provide a second form of authentication
- Having supplied the required authentication, you’ll be logged in automatically
Protect access to data
Nowadays, it’s increasingly common for employees to work remotely while using their personal devices. As a result, it’s practically impossible for IT departments to control these personal devices. However, VIP Access provides an extra layer of protection to company systems and accounts, regardless of where they’re being accessed from.