1. Duo protects your account and your data. To gain access to your account, an attacker would need your passphrase as well as the physical device you use with Duo. If all the attackers have is your password, they can’t get in. If they somehow obtain your token or smartphone, they would still need your passphrase. In other words, one factor can fail, and the other will still protect you.
2. Duo protects UC Davis. Duo provides improved security for assets that belong to you or UC Davis, including research, proprietary information, accounts, applications and websites.
3. Duo offers flexibility. You have choices in how you use it. Most people receive the Duo code via a free mobile app on a smartphone, or on a hard token (a small device that typically resembles an electronic key or flash drive).
4. Duo is a simple solution. Duo offers simple integration with other services, and the app offers an easy interface.