Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security authentication process in which an individual computer user’s credentials are verified to grant them access to a secure environment. The authentication process requires at least two independent credentials:
To gain access to a secured location or system, MFA typically requires three different security mechanism layers and formats, as follows:
- Password: what the user knows (a required password or personal identification number [PIN], which is memorized by the user)
- Physical security token: what the user has (an employee card or other type of physical token)
- Biometric verification: what the user is (a user’s fingerprints, retinal scan, and/or voice)
MFA can be used in a variety of environments where an individual’s authentication and validation are the utmost priority, including access to a secure facility, product, or service. This type of validation process makes it more difficult for an unauthorized person to gain access to your organization’s infrastructure.
Technical Framework highly recommends and provides MFA implementation for all of your organization’s products, services, and web sites that support MFA. Contact us today for a free consultation.