Multi-factor authentication is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication to verify that a user is who they claim to be.
The more factors used to determine a person’s identity, the greater the trust of their authenticity and a reduction in the risk that credentials can be guessed or socially engineered from your users during a phishing attack.
MFA uses a combination of the following factors:
- Something you know – password or PIN
- Something you have – token or smart card (two-factor authentication)
- Something you are – biometrics, such as a fingerprint (three-factor authentication)
Because multi-factor authentication security requires multiple means of identification at login, it is widely recognised as the most secure method for authenticating access to data and applications.
We have partnered with numerous multi-factor authentication providers including Gemalto and CensorNet.
CensorNet are trusted by 4,000 clients worldwide and provide a full cloud solution protecting a wide range of products, systems and services, including all major VPNs, Citrix and many more.
Gemalto are a leading global provider of data protection. Around the world, Fortune 500 global corporations and government agencies and over 25,000 customers turn to Gemalto to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.