The development of new technologies is focused mainly on meeting consumer demands in western countries. At the same time, security challenges continue to be of serious concerns to businesses and something Skafos Consulting Managed Service Provider (MSP) is excited to offer a customary security solution that protects business data and networks. Throughout our business practice, including our products and services, IT security will be emphasized that will create solidity and network hardening. On this note, we are going to introduce another element of Network Security which is anticipated in the awareness of new security procedures which is Multi-factor-authentication MFA and 2FA Two Factor authentication.

Multi-factor-authentication MFA is a process where a user is prompted during the sign-in process for an additional form of identification, such as to enter a code on their cellphone or to provide a fingerprint scan. Something you have, such as a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone or hardware key. Microsoft in its new platform Azure recommends Multi-factor-authentication to protect and business properties.  

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to data and applications while maintaining simplicity for users. It provides additional security by requiring a second form of authentication and delivers strong authentication via a range of easy to use authentication methods. Users may or may not be challenged for MFA based on configuration decisions that an administrator makes.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the second layer of security to protect an account or system. Users must go through two layers of security before being granted access to an account or system. 2FA increases the safety of online accounts by requiring two types of information from the user, such as a password or PIN, an email account, an ATM card, or fingerprint, before the user can log in. The first factor is the password; the second factor is the additional item. Two-factor authentication 2FA is designed to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to an account with nothing more than a stolen password. Users may be at greater risk of compromised passwords than they realize, particularly if they use the same password on more than one website. Downloading software and clicking on links in emails can also expose an individual to password theft.

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