Security is increasingly important and guarding against unauthorised access to corporate data and emails is vital. Microsoft have developed an easy to use way to significantly increase the security around accessing your email and company data, using the Azure Active Directory Premium.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of verifying who you are that requires the use of more than just a username and password. It provides a second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions.
MFA requires the use of more than one verification method. It adds a critical second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions. It works by requiring any two or more of the following verification methods:
- Something you know (typically a password)
- Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone)
- Something you are (biometrics)
There are a number of different verification methods that can be used. Most people choose receiving a text to their mobile asking them to enter a 6 digit code.You can opt for a phone call, or you can input a verification code through a mobile app.
Even if someone knows your password, without your phone or mobile device that has been configured to receive the authentication requests, they won’t be able to get into your account.