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MFA is the acronym for “Multi Factor Authentication”.

MFA is that extra layer of security much needed in todays increasingly connected world.  Instead of relying on just a username, password, or PIN to protect your business, implementing MFA wherever your business is exposed to the internet will require an extra method of authentication, before access is granted.

The extra layer of security you get with Multi-Factor Authentication is based around the simple concept of requiring multiple ‘factors’ to confirm that anyone attempting to access your business, is actually who they say they are.  The theory goes, that if you can provide at least two of the following factors when accessing your email or mobile device for example, there’s a good chance it is actually you who is trying to gain access, keeping sensitive data and information in the right hands:

  • Something you are – biometrics, so a fingerprint or retina scan for example
  • Something you have – a security token, a mobile phone or other such device, or a keycard
  • Something you know – a password or a PIN

With MFA in use you are building much needed layers of security, talk to us today to see how we can support your organisation to adopt best practice.

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