Multi-Factor Authentication Reduces the Likelihood of a Data Breach
The goal of multi-factor authentication (MFA) is to create a layered defense, making it more difficult for an intruder to access your network, devices, applications, and online accounts. Here’s how it works:
Multi-factor authentication requires you to input two or more pieces of information that prove you are the owner of the account. For example, once you enter your login credentials, you will receive a unique code via text, email, or phone. That code must be entered into the secure website or application to gain access. Therefore, even if a hacker possesses your passwords, they will not be able to access your data without that second code (presumably sent to a device in your possession).
ACT highly recommends implementing multi-factor authentication on every computer login, email account, secure application, and secure website that you and your employees access.
As a Managed Security Services client, ACT identifies your critical data and applications and proactively sets up multi-factor authentication system-wide. This ensures every employee is abiding by proper security protocols.
Multi-factor authentication is built-in to ACT’s Managed Security Service offering. Contact an ACT specialist today to learn how we implement MFA protocols and how they can enhance your network security.