Multi Factor Authentication Services for businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? in short, it is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application, online account, VPN, remote desktop etc. MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management (IAM) policy. Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber attack.
The main benefit of a Multi Factor Authentication solutions is that it will enhance your organisation's security by requiring your users to identify themselves by more than just a username and password. While important, usernames and passwords are vulnerable to brute force attacks and can be stolen by third parties. Enforcing the use of an MFA factor like a thumbprint or physical hardware key means increased confidence that your organisation will stay safe from cyber criminals.
How Does MFA Work?
MFA works by requiring additional verification information (factors). One of the most common MFA factors that users encounter are one-time passwords (OTP). OTPs are those 4-8 digit codes that you often receive via email, SMS or some sort of mobile app. With OTPs a new code is generated periodically or each time an authentication request is submitted. The code is generated based upon a seed value that is assigned to the user when they first register and some other factor which could simply be a counter that is incremented or a time value..
Although a vast number of systems now offer some form of multi factor authentication, there are aften cases where a 3rd party Multi Factor Authentication system is required, this is where Cisco's DUO MFA solutions come in.
IT-C has partnered with DUO to offer a solution to fit most requirements, DUO's' modern access security is designed to safeguard all users, devices, and applications — so you can stay focused on what you do best.
Give our team of experts a call today on 01493 886180 or simply fill out our contact us form to find out more about how we can help you implement secure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) services.