Why You Need Multi-Factor Authentication

Passwords alone are not enough to protect your organization from threats. That’s where multi factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) come in. MFA helps prevent unwanted access by introducing adaptive identity checks to the user login process.

How Does Multi-Factor Authentication Work?

When a user attempts to login to an application or system, the multi factor authentication engine verifies that user’s identity using one or more of the following prior to granting access.

Something you HAVE

This is a physical item that you carry, such as a PKI smart card, Yubikey, or a smartphone (where you can receive one-time SMS pass codes or a voice prompt for authentication).

Something you KNOW

A popular method of two factor authentication includes asking the user one or more security questions before granting access. PIN numbers and passphrases are also commonly used.

Something you ARE

Biometric factors are difficult to hack, which is why this is one of the strongest multi-factor authentication techniques. Popular deployments include facial, retinal, and fingerprint scans.

Zero Trust security frameworks further incorporate adaptive location and trusted device checks for multi-factor authentication. For example, say that a user generally logs into Office 365 from his San Francisco, CA office. However, today someone is trying to login with those same credentials from Russia or India. That login attempt will be flagged and the IT administrator notified. Also, say that a user attempts to login from an untrusted device (one lacking a verified digital certificate). That user will be challenged with another authentication method, granted restricted access on the device, or denied access altogether.

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Our MFA Services

Multi factor authentication implementation can be a complex challenge. That’s where Sennovate comes in. We leverage our expertise across a variety of security products and enterprise applications to design the perfect MFA solution for you. We then implement it seamlessly and even provide ongoing managed services to give you peace of mind. Also, because we are a comprehensive security services provider, we can also integrate complementary solutions like Single Sign On (SSO) and User Lifecycle Management.

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