Multi-Factor Authentication: Inexpensive, Easy and Effective Security for Your Business
Your business means everything to you. Your brand name, customers, employees and vendors are all a critical part of what makes your business unique.
It may sound overly dramatic, but the reality is that one ransomware attack or phishing scam can delete years of hard work in just a few moments.
Technology security can appear complicated when you speak to some IT professionals.
- Software updates
- To follow industry compliance like PCI, GDPR, HIPAA, NIST or CMMC
And yes — all of these steps cost money!
The cost can be significant. Even if you can afford to pay for all these improvements, it’s easy to decide that this money would provide a better return if you invested in another aspect of your business.
While all of these security standards and best-practices are extremely important, if you could only do one thing today I would urge you to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (also called MFA).
This is the single best way to protect your business against rampant cybercrime.
How Multi-Factor Authentication Works to Protect Your Business
MFA requires any new login to your email to authenticate with a second login credential. Usually, this secondary authentication step takes the form of a temporary passcode that is texted to your mobile phone. Another option for MFA could be a sync request with an app on your smartphone. Without this credential, you cannot log into email or some key business applications with MFA enabled.
Multi-Factor Authentication is a Low-Cost Security Measure
Fortunately, enabling multi-factor authentication isn’t an expensive or time-consuming process. For any company with a Microsoft 365 subscription, you can license MFA for your entire company for only $6 a month.
Most users can have it in place in less than 30 minutes.
The most powerful testimonial we can share: Of all our clients who implemented MFA, we haven’t had a single email breach since we started the program in 2018.
Need more convincing? Give me a call to see how implementing multi-factor authentication can boost your company’s email security!
Advantage Industries is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) providing practical networking and software solutions, as well as web site and application creation services. For nearly two decades, Advantage has worked collaboratively with hundreds of clients in understanding complex business processes, identifying needs, and providing recommendations tied with sound technology solutions custom-tailored to their business.