Two-Factor Authentication: A Primer
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional level of security for your business and employees when identities matter. In other words, 2FA is a program that requires a second form of identity verification on top of a username and password.
What’s wrong with just using passwords?
Passwords are a necessary component of security for most things we do online and on business networks. Even with 2FA, you will still need strong passwords! But passwords—even long, complicated passwords—aren’t unhackable by any means. Many people use easy-to-guess passwords and use the same password across multiple accounts, making it simpler for attackers to target them. Even in companies with robust password security practices, “security fatigue” can set in, and people who once diligently changed their passwords monthly using hard-to-guess passwords become complacent.
How can two-factor authentication help my business?
2FA is a great line of defense that is above typical human error, phishing, and brute force login attempts that can get through employees’ passwords. It prevents remote attacks from accessing your business’ data and networks. Attackers cannot pretend to be a member of your staff with 2FA, like they could with just passwords.
Isn’t 2FA a lot of trouble to use? Is it inconvenient for my employees?
Facet has 2FA solutions that only require users to push a quick button on their smartphone. With a simple push notification, users can verify their identity quickly—and save you the headache of a potential attack! It takes less than ten seconds to do.
How do I get two-factor authentication for my business?
Contact Facet at (309) 353-4727 to ask about getting an additional layer of security for your business, or ask your Facet technician the next time you speak to them for more information.