Risk-Based Authentication

Enforce adaptive policies based on real-time risk analysis across all users, systems and environments without requiring agents or proxies, and respond to detected threats and anomalies with MFA and real-time prevention


Apply real-time analysis on each access request based on the full context of the user’s authentication activity, to detect behavioral anomalies and malicious patterns such as brute force attacks, Pass the Hash, Pass the Ticket, impossible travel and many more.


Configure access policies that leverage Silverfort’s risk scoring to trigger proactive security controls, preventing suspicious users from accessing resources by applying MFA or blocking access.


Leverage Silverfort’s end-to-end integration with the IdPs in your hybrid environment so your access policies span across all human users and service accounts, all access interfaces, and all on-prem and cloud resources.

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Configure adaptive policies

Silverfort policies trigger protective actions such as MFA and block access when risk is detected, so legitimate users can seamlessly authenticate and only suspicious ones are required to verify their identities.

Prioritize the risks that matter most

Silverfort lets you build policies that trigger MFA or block access upon detection of specific risks which you determine when configuring the policy, enabling you to pay special attention to attacks that your environment is likely to experience.

Integrate with your security stack

Silverfort integrates with the core components in your security stack, such as XDR, SIEM and SOAR, for both mutual exchange of users’ and machines’ risk data, as well as incorporate MFA and Access Block in automated response playbooks.




Leading European Bank
Case Study

Deploying Silverfort has enabled us to detect and block malicious authentications in real time, both on-prem and in the cloud, and contain the risk of compromised credentials.

Bank CIO

  • Customer Challenge

    The bank understood that compromised credentials could be used to access sensitive environments which control identity and access. They wanted to enhance their identity security with different risked-based authentication methods to improve their security posture and visibility into user authentication requests.

  • Silverfort Solution

    With Silverfort, the bank’s security team configured a set of adaptive access policies for all of its users and service accounts. These covered all on-prem and cloud resources to protect against a wide range of identity threats such as account takeover, malicious remote connections, lateral movement and ransomware spread.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is risk-based authentication?

    Risk-based authentication adds a level of risk analysis to every attempted authentication. This real-time analysis determines whether the user would be granted access, blocked, or challenged with MFA verification.

  • Which factors does risk-based authentication take into consideration when authenticating?

    Risk-based authentication differs from system to system. However, the common risk-based authentication will factor in IP address, geographic location, the sensitivity of the resource or system, user device, and more. It will also factor in any deviations from a user’s established behavioral baseline.

  • Why should organizations adopt risk-based authentication?

    Risk-based authentication is an essential security feature as it blocks attackers from using compromised credentials to gain access to resources and environments. It helps prevent unauthorized access by enforcing different authentication methods when malicious activity and identity security risks appear. Risk-based authentication also reduces MFA fatigue and ensures users are challenged with MFA only when their risk justifies it.

  • How is Silverfort’s risk-based authentication different than other solutions?

    Silverfort monitors and analyzes more data than any other risk-based authentication solution, and we harness an AI-based risk engine to deliver holistic adaptive authentication with unparalleled accuracy. With accurate user risk scores, Silverfort can extend and enforce effective adaptive policies to any user or resource.

  • What actions can Silverfort take based on risk identification?

    Allow access, deny access, alert SIEM, and prompt MFA for additional authentication.