A Password Alone Isn’t Enough Anymore… Now, You Need MFA

It’s more or less a given nowadays—username and password—but today’s threats have made the traditional identity authentication measures less effective than they need to be. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a great way to reinforce your access management protections and properly secure your accounts.

How Does Multi-Factor Authentication Work?

Putting it simply, multi-factor authentication demands more from the user to confirm their identity. Rather than just accepting a password—which is a relatively insecure means of limiting access—MFA adds an additional and distinct requirement that the user must fulfill before being allowed in.

By taking the password and pairing it with another proof of identity, it becomes far more difficult for an unauthorized user to access a given resource. This proof of identity can take one of a few forms:

  • Something you know, such as a password or PIN
  • Something you have, like a mobile device or other piece of hardware
  • Something you are, including biometric data

By lengthening the sign-in process in this way, it becomes that much more challenging for someone to undermine your accounts.

We Can Help You Implement MFA to Protect Your Business

Don’t assume that a password is all that is necessary to keep unauthorized activity off of your network.

Complete the form on the right to be contacted and download a copy of our FREE “Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA) Frequently Asked Questions” guide.