A Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon indicated that weak or stolen passwords are responsible for more than 80% of hacking related security breaches.
That's a staggering statistic. Hackers use many strategies to obtain working credentials, from social engineering (phishing) to brute-force attacks against web applications and exposed assets. Adding to the problem, many users tend to choose weak passwords and use the same password for multiple applications.
How many applications and systems do you run that require just an email address and password to sign in?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) takes your security to the next level, by requiring additional steps before allowing a user to sign in, and it's available for as little as $5/user per month (after initial setup). The factors are something you know, and something you have.
Anti-virus software and strong firewalls are important security elements but without strong user authentication, your door is still wide open to anyone who has managed to obtain valid login credentials.
How Does it Work?
In its simplest form, MFA lets users simply tap "Approve" on their smartphone (or a supported wearable device) during the login process. It takes less than a second, but this simple extra step denies access to hackers who have in their posession a working username and password. MFA can protect web applications, OWA, Windows and network logins, RDP access and more.
Basic MFA is affordable, fast, easy and effective. Contact us today to get started.