How can Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Organization from...

How can Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Organization from Threats and Vulnerabilities?

Enterprise Networking Mag | Monday, January 09, 2023

MFA prevents the majority of malicious actors from accessing company systems and damaging private data.

Fremont, CA: Authentication asks for proof that users are who they claim to be. Multi-factor authentication goes a step further by requiring users to show confirmation from two or more authentication factors before access is permitted. While a hacker or unauthorized user might be able to acquire or purchase a password on the dark web, their chances of successfully obtaining a second authentication factor are limited and would take a lot of work. As a result, MFA prevents the majority of malicious actors from accessing company systems and damaging private data.

Data security and the danger of security breaches decrease with multi-factor authentication (MFA). In the past, it appeared secure enough only to allow access to accounts with a static username and password. However, when they are the only form of authentication needed, weak or stolen passwords can be exploited to carry out fraud attacks and data breaches. Hackers cannot access your systems by using MFA, which adds a layer of authentication to password security.

Top Benefits of MFA:

Increases Security

Hackers will be prevented from breaking into the network using stolen passwords, devices, or other isolated pieces of information by forcing users to submit multiple credentials before accessing accounts. Multi-factor authentication is the security measure that security and IT experts believe is most effective for securing on-premises and public cloud data, according to a new Ping Identity poll.

Reduces Risk from Compromised Passwords

Passwords are the least secure type of authentication, even though they are the most often used. Passwords can be stolen, guessed, reused, or shared by users, putting account holders and system administrators at risk.

Scalable for Changing User Bases

The business's demands can get readily met through multi-factor authentication. All users, including staff members, clients, and business partners, can have an MFA setup. Thanks to single sign-on and MFA, multiple passwords are no longer required, which also enhances user experience and lowers the volume of calls to IT departments for password help.

Enables Enterprise Mobility

The pandemic accelerated the digital shift and forced remote work choices on many enterprises—productivity increases when employees can utilize mobile devices too quickly and securely access the required resources. When combined with SSO, using MFA to enter into work apps gives employees the 24/7 access and flexibility they want while protecting networks and data.

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