Importance of Using Multi-Factor Authentication
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
In the past year, there has been a significant uptick in cyberattacks against individuals and companies. In addition to maintaining a heightened sense of awareness of the potential threats that we face against our data and possible monetary losses, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the best protections against bad actors.
Multi-Factor Authentication is the process of identification by asking the user to verify two or more characteristics that are unique to that user. There are typically three different characteristics that are used as factors in the authentication process: something you know, something you have, and something you are.
For example, you might have a text code sent to your phone to log in to your email. Alternatively, you may have to provide a fingerprint or participate in facial recognition technology to enter a building.
Why is Multi-Factor Authentication Important?
VisiCom Services offers a myriad of safeguards to your systems in addition to MFA; antivirus software, network firewalls, encryption technology, and vulnerability testing. However, the sobering reality is that if MFA is not in place, these other security measures can't prevent certain breaches.
When implemented correctly, MFA can be one of the most effective tools to help protect against attacks on cloud email or apps. It adds a critical layer of protection against compromised credentials; one of the most common types of breaches. Without MFA it is more difficult to identify who the user truly is, since passwords may be easy to guess, crack, or steal.
How Can Visicom Services Help?
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