Benefits of Multifactor Authentication

Single-tap, mobile-based authentication provides help in securing your data from data breaches in a hassle-free way in addition to meeting required compliances.  ESET Secure Authentication provides an easy way for businesses of all sizes to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) across commonly utilized systems such as VPNs, Remote Desktop, Office 365, Outlook Web Access, operating system login and more.

Why Multifactor Authentication?

A multifactor authentication solution protects business against poor password hygiene by implementing, on top of the regular password, an additional password on the employee’s phone. Having this solution in place prevents attackers from gaining access to your systems by guessing weak passwords.

Benefits of Multifactor Authentication:

Protection from Data Breaches
Every organization houses, or is a conduit to, private data. An under-secured infrastructure will make personal, confidential, or legal information succeptable to data breaches. Implementing multi-factor authentication is an effective way to reduce data breaches. It mitigates weak or stolen passwords, both of which are used by hackers to gain access to your data. Multifactor authentication can also be implemented to limit privilege to prevent unauthorized administrative access by employees.

Protects Remote Employees
Employees are working from their homes, their favourite coffee shops, airports, or wherever they can find a WiFi signal. The full feature version of ESET’s 2FA solution, ESET Secure Authentication, minimizes the risks associated with employees working remotely as they access valuable data stored on company networks and the cloud. ESET Secure Authentication works smoothly on all iOS and Android smartphones, and can integrate with the devices’ biometrics (Touch ID, Face ID, Android fingerprint) for increased security and better user experience

Ensures Compliance
When it comes to compliance, businesses need to determine whether they are subject to compliance requirements. Next, they must review the specific actions that compliance regulations either recommend or require. A number of compliance regulations require the use of 2FA, including PCI-DSS and GLBA. Others, like HIPAA, simply recommend using it. For most businesses that handle credit cards or financial transactions, 2FA is no longer an optional solution but a requirement. No matter what business you’re in, it pays to know which compliance regulations affect you and how to meet them.