One of the biggest challenges still today is security, how to we protect ourselves from external breach?
One must-have for any company is multifactor authentication, which is a method of computer access control in which a user is only granted access after
successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge (something they know), possession (something they have), and inherence (something they are).
Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity by utilizing a combination of two different components. Two-factor authentication is a type of multi-factor authentication.
A good example from everyday life is the withdrawing of money from a cash machine; only the correct combination of a bank card (something that the user possesses) and a PIN (personal identification number, something that the user knows) allows the transaction to be carried out.
How does multi-factor authentication improve security?
Multi-factor authentication adds trust to the login process by using multiple factors to validate the identity of the user at the point of login. CensorNet authenticates users by sending a real-time, session-specific OTP (One-Time Passcode) to the user’s mobile phone via SMS, app, voice-call, or email. Once the OTP has been validated, the user is granted access. It’s that simple!
Azure Multifactor Authentication can be used cloud-only or combined with an on-premises setup, leaving you with many options to secure different technology like ADFS, RDS, Vmware View, Firewall access, custom apps, …