Make your business systems secure with two factor authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens access security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know – like a username and password, plus something you have – like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.
2FA protects against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the best ways to protect against remote attacks such as phishing, credential exploitation and other attempts to takeover your accounts. Without your physical device, remote attackers can’t pretend to be you in order to gain unauthorized access to corporate networks, cloud storage, financial information, etc. stored in applications. By integrating two-factor authentication with your applications, attackers are unable to access your accounts without possessing your physical device needed to complete the second factor.[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR2etFW48gY” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Two-factor authentication decreases the risk of compromises and data breaches by requiring two factors to confirm your identity – something you know (your password) and something you have (e.g., app push, text, or call to your mobile phone or landline). It is now common in online banking and other high-security applications. For example, if you have ever received a code via text message and had to use it to log into a website, you have used two-factor authentication.
Duo is a two-factor authentication system that IntraHouse is implementing on multiple services to increase security.
Currently Duo is active for the VPN, RSPH Citrix, Office 365 (primarily webmail/OWA and many more.