Auth0’s Features Fortify Finder’s Data Stronghold
When Finder began moving towards a microservices architecture and building their app, they sought out an authentication provider that could provide “best-in-class” security. Once the decision to use Auth0 was made, Finder started to migrate hundreds of thousands of user accounts to the new system.
One of the most important security features Finder uses is anomaly detection. It prevents malicious attempts to access the website or the Mobile application as well as blocks further login attempts. “Anomaly detection has proven to work,” says Waller. Brute force detection identifies potential attacks and blocks the offending IP. “It's good to see the defensive capabilities of Auth0 in the wild."
Finder further secures their data by fully integrating Auth0 into their membership flow, with tokens refreshing regularly. This continuous authentication strengthens the walls of Finder’s data fortress. “It’s part of a ‘defense in-depth’ security strategy,” says Waller. “If you've somehow gotten through the castle walls, we don’t necessarily assume that just because you’re inside, you’re allowed to be inside. It’s safer to keep running additional checks, and so we continue to re-authenticate users.”