Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a security process that requires two or more authentication steps to verify the user’s identity. The most common validators used are:
Memorized or Stored Information
Username, password, pin, and or security questions.
One-time Security Token
Sent to your mobile device, a key fob, or your employee ID card.
Technology that can scan and recognize your eyes, fingerprints, face, or voice.
You are only granted access after successfully presenting two or more of the above pieces of evidence to validate identity. This adds to the time it takes you to gain access to sites, but it is one of the most reliable ways to protect your accounts from being hacked.
Using multifactor authentication with your email service is a smart way to keep cybercriminals out. When employees log in to their email site and enter their username and password, a code is sent to their mobile device by text or an authentication app. When they enter that code, they can access their email. Unless they have their mobile device, it is 99.9% impossible to access the account.
Integrinet IT can set up multifactor authentication seamlessly in any of your organization’s workflow or applications – both internal network applications and external internet applications. MFA is a valuable part of your shield against threat actors especially if you have employees accessing your network remotely.