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Top IT Tips: What is Multifactor Authentication (MFA) And Why Do You Need It?

Choosing weak and reused passwords for multiple applications, makes it simple for hackers to steal your credentials or important data. Using multifactor authentication (MFA) increases security, compliance and productivity.

Implementing MFA can decrease your chances of getting hacked by up to 99%. With multifactor authentication, even if one credential becomes compromised, unauthorised users and hackers won’t be able to meet the second layer of authentication.

So, what is MFA?

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a security measure where 2 or more proofs of identity are required to grant you access to your account.

Multifactor authentication is typically based on 3 types of information:

  1. Knowledge
    Something you know, such as a password or a PIN
  2. Possession
    Something that you have, such as a smartphone or a badge
  3. Inherence
    Something that is unique to you, such as fingerprints or voice recognition

How can I implement MFA?

At Cloud Voice & Data, we recommend using MFA wherever you can. Once MFA is set up, only approved users can access accounts with a verification code sent to a mobile number or an app.

As trusted Microsoft partners, we can help you install MFA in Microsoft Azure AD for your workplace. Azure AD’s broad range of MFA methods includes texts, calls, biometrics, and one-time passcodes for your organisation to ensure your workplace is secure.

Have a question about multifactor authentication? Contact us today!

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