Two-factor authentication is when you use another means of verifying the identity of users logging into your network, beyond just a simple password. 2FA solutions are built by combining two of the different factors below.
The most common factor of authentication, this is most often:
• PIN number
• Answer to a question
Common factors here include:
• Cell phones with a temporary one-time password (TOTP)
• Hard tokens
• Smart cards
This is commonly biometric data:
• Fingerprint scan
• Iris scan
• Voice identification
• Facial recognition
Start by running a thorough analysis to determine which two factors of authentication for each of your network services is best. During each 2FA deployment, the Complete Network team will carefully evaluate your business, processes, and technology to deploy the right 2FA service for your business.
What level of security do you need? Some factors, like SMS authentication, provide less security than others. After all, a mobile phone can be stolen or dropped, and SMS messages can be easily intercepted. Other solutions may offer greater security, but not the right kind of security for the needs of a specific service.
Building and managing a cybersecurity strategy that includes 2FA is beyond the capabilities of most in-house IT teams, which is why many organizations seek to partner with a partner like Complete Network.
If you want to improve security at your organization with 2FA or other security measures, contact our friendly team at 877.877.1840 or [email protected].
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