Multifactor Authentication


Multifactor Authentication


What is Multifactor Authentication?

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a security method that requires users to provide two or more pieces of evidence to verify their identity before accessing a system or service. MFA prevents unauthorized access, data breaches, and identity theft by adding an extra layer of protection to an organization’s security.

Why is Multifactor Authentication a Crucial Security Tool?

Passwords Are Not Enough

Passwords alone are not enough to secure your online accounts and data. Hackers can easily guess, crack or steal passwords using various methods, such as phishing, brute force attacks or malware.

Reduces the Risk of Compromise

By requiring users to provide a password and a code on a smartphone or a token and/or a fingerprint or face scan, there is a reduction in password compromises. This ensures that if one method is breached, other factors are still needed to gain access to the network or device.

Customer Trust and Satisfaction

MFA shows customers or clients that you care about their privacy and data protection. MFA shows your organization is following the best practices and standards in the industry.

MFA Compliance Regulations

MFA provides compliance for various regulations and laws that require strong authentication methods.

MFA Solutions

The size of an organization, the industry and budget will determine the MFA solution that best suits the organization.  A combination of varied factors can be used to enhance the level of security.

MFA Options for an Organization

Authenticator Apps

Users scan a QR code or enter a secret key to link their account with an app that generates a time-based code to enter along with a user’s password.

Hardware Tokens

Users carry a physical device that generates a code or displays a symbol needed to enter their password.

Biometric Authentication

Physical characteristics such as a user’s face, fingerprints, iris or voice are used as a form of identification, making it difficult to duplicate.

Want to Know More?

Want to know more about MFA and how it will help your network security?  Please contact AhelioTech for a consultation and free quote to see how our solutions can positively impact on your network security.