Many businesses rely on passwords to protect their company's data. Unfortunately, using passwords alone can be a security issue. This is why many software solutions are offering integrations with multi-factor authentication, or MFA. In this video, we'll outline three types of multi-factor authentication coming up next ...

Data theft continues to be a big problem for businesses, even with strong passwords. Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of protection beyond traditional passwords, making it more difficult for unauthorized individuals to access sensitive information. Here are three common forms of MFA you should consider:

Number 1: Biometric Authentication

Biometric authentication is the process of using a person's unique physical or behavioral characteristics to verify their identity. This type of multi-factor authentication is more secure than traditional passwords as it is difficult to replicate or steal. Examples of biometric authentication include fingerprint, face, and voice recognition.

Number 2: One-Time Passwords (OTP)

One-time passwords (OTP) are a type of MFA that uses a unique code generated by an app or sent via text or email to the user. This code is used only once and expires after a certain period of time, making it more secure than traditional passwords. Google Authenticator is a commonly used MFA supported by various websites and apps.

Number 3: Security Keys

Security keys are hardware devices that must be physically present when authenticating. These devices emit a one-time password and allow users to securely log in to their accounts with the push of a button. These devices come in various formats, such as USB keys or key cards. Some of these devices can also be used to store static passwords for websites that don't support MFA.

For businesses of any size, multi-factor authentication is essential for account security. Implementing MFA offers improved protection against unauthorized access to help keep your data safe. If you have questions about how to keep your business data secure, give our team a call. We're glad to help.

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