Determined hackers can get usernames and passwords with relative ease. Increase your overall levels of protection with the security of two-factor or multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA). 2FA/MFA requires users to provide information beyond their username and password to log in. This keeps outsiders from stealing login information and accessing your systems. Boost IT helps organizations in the Buckhead, GA area set up 2FA/MFA solutions.
2FA/MFA is a way to confirm user identity by requiring the user to provide additional information beyond their username and password. Factors can be something a user knows, like the answer to a security question, something they have, like a hardware token or app on their phone, or a part of them, like a fingerprint scan or face recognition. Using your bank’s ATM is a simple example. You insert your debit card (something you have) into the machine and enter a PIN (something you know).
2FA/MFA solutions have often been difficult for businesses to set up and manage, especially smaller organizations with limited IT resources. Boost IT offers and ecosystem that integrates with many 3rd-party applications. We can protect your sensitive cloud applications, web services, VPNs, and network access.
2FA/MFA authentication examples
2FA push-based authentication
After logging in with their username and password, the user receives a push notification either via app or SMS message with a security code.
MFA QR code authentication
The system delivers a unique, encrypted QR code to the user. The user presents this code to the device camera. The QR code can also offer an additional challenge to be typed in on presentation.
2FA time-based one-time password
The system delivers a unique, dynamically-generated, time-based one-time password to the user for entry after they enter their username and password.