Duo product updates: A look back at highlights from the last quarter

Hello, everyone! At Duo, we just wrapped up another quarter and I wanted to share a review of some of the product updates we released over the past three months.

iOS Instant Restore

End-user gets new phone. End-user needs to get Duo up and running again. Now what? This is a scenario that drives a lot of help desk tickets, and it’s the problem we set out to solve with Instant Restore, now available for iOS.

Instant Restore provides effortless account recovery for “Duo-protected” accounts (accounts used to approve logins for Duo-protected applications and services) and Duo administrator login accounts when a Duo Mobile user gets a new iOS device.

You can enable Instant Restore from the Duo Admin Panel. Your end-users will also need to enable iCloud Keychain on the devices where they use Duo.

We’re also working on an Android version of Instant Restore.

Duo Trust Monitor public beta

If you’ve been curious to learn more about behavioral security analytics, the public beta of Duo Trust Monitor is still open to new participants.

Duo Trust Monitor uses existing data available to Duo’s service, combined with threat detection models, to flag anomalies in user behavior. It’s designed to avoid “alert fatigue” by learning from your feedback, ultimately adapting to your specific environment.

The public beta of Trust Monitor is available to customers on Duo Access and Beyond editions. If you’re interested in joining the beta program, contact your Duo account representative.

Read more about Duo Trust Monitor >>

Duo-hosted Single Sign-On public beta

The public beta for Duo Single Sign-On is now available to U.S.-based and select international deployments.

Duo Single Sign-On is a cloud-hosted SAML Identity Provider (IdP) that adds two-factor authentication to popular cloud services. It’s included in Duo’s MFA, Access, and Beyond editions. It is hosted and maintained by Duo.

Duo Single Sign-On allows you to protect important assets while reducing the burden on users, who will log in with a single username and password.

You can use the generic service provider application to connect to almost any SAML-speaking service. Named applications now available in the Duo Single Sign-On beta program also include:

  • Salesforce
  • AWS
  • Cisco ASA
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • G Suite

You can join the beta and begin configuring Duo Single Sign-On through your Duo Admin Panel.

See which non-U.S. deployments offer Duo Single Sign-On.

Learn more about the differences between Duo Access Gateway and Duo Single Sign-On in the Duo Knowledge Base.

Directory Sync improvements

We continue to refine Directory Sync and over the past several weeks, we released several improvements or new features. These include:

  • If an administrator has configured two or more domain controllers or domain servers, the Directory Sync service will try each one in order when attempting to perform a successful sync. Previously, domain controllers or domain servers were tried at random. (Covered in the March 27, 2020 release notes)
  • A new section of help text has been added to the configuration pages for Active Directory or OpenLDAP syncs called “Troubleshooting.” It includes tips on identifying and fixing common issues. (Covered in the March 27, 2020 release notes)
  • When viewing the Directory Sync page in the Duo Admin Panel, administrators will now see the tab that contains at least one directory as the default view, instead of always seeing the Azure Active Directory tab first. (Covered in the April 20, 2020 release notes)

You can find more Directory Sync enhancements in the release notes for February 28, March 27, April 10, and April 24.

Updated applications

We released updated versions of the following applications:

Check out the Release Notes category to see all the updates. As always, you can keep up with the latest Duo product updates by subscribing to our Release Notes.