Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the most powerful data breach prevention tools. MFA is extremely effective at eliminating fake sign-in attempts to resources such as applications, online accounts, and Virtual Private Networks (remote access VPNs). Despite this, almost half of companies are not using it.
Why are so many companies not using multi-factor authentication?
It seems employees resist taking the five extra seconds it takes to input the MFA code and challenge questions (such as, “What was the make and model of your first car?”
Due to user resistance, many companies put themselves at risk for user convenience.
Taking this risk doesn’t make sense, as compromised credentials are the #1 cause of data breaches.
A delicate balance of convenience and protection can make or break your organization’s security
Privileged user accounts should be protected with more than just a username and password.
With the proliferation of remote workers and various mobile and other off-site devices, it has become increasingly important to have system and application access protections.
MFA is a safeguard that should be used to supplement usernames and passwords, balancing convenience and security.
The right security solution
The right MFA solution will help protect your organization, along with employees, customers, and partners. It will also provide a convenient user experience.
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