Using a machine-based means of validating users, M2 provides security with the highest degree of confidence.
M2 requests individual web-users to download and install a Java applet. The applet typically appears when a user attempts to log on to their account asking if they wish to "register this computer."
The M2 applet accesses fields of information that are 100% unique to a machine’s CPU and hard-drive and do not change over-time. These fields are validated upon each future log-in. As subsequent login attempts occur, M2 recognizes the individual's computer and allows website use. If the individual attempts to log on via a different computer, they can't "register this computer" once again, and depending upon business rules, will be asked additional security questions. Users that fail to download the applet can be provided with a different user experience, or restricted from specific online activities.
M2 is proprietary technology that is consistent with privacy and data protection laws.