4 Benefits of Multi-Factor AuthenticationIT Resource
Phishing, social engineering, malware, botnets, and ransomware are all on the rise. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) account for 58% of those breaches studied. In every case, end-user credentials are being stolen. Whether due to password reuse, or clicking on the wrong link, the result is stolen credentials and/or malware installed on their equipment.
Frequently these originate from personal devices used to access corporate applications. This is a blind spot that we can no longer ignore. Compromised credential attacks are the hardest to catch because attackers are logging in with valid, albeit stolen, user credentials.
The good news is that there is a simple and secure approach to this problem: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
IT Resource has partnered with Duo for our MFA needs and it is the easiest to use and most secure MFA solution on the market. Duo customers commonly see a 96% reduction in compromised accounts due to stolen credentials with Duo MFA in place.
Duo security solutions are delivered through the cloud and help reduce cybersecurity breaches, compliance risk as well as improve organization agility and user experience. As part of Cisco, Duo solutions integrate into Cisco’s network which allows customers to easily and securely connect users to any application on any network device.
Benefits of Duo for Multi-Factor Authentication
Reduce Security & Compliance Risk
Improve enterprise security and risk posture while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Improve End User Productivity & Experience
Effective, scalable security that is easy to use, easy to deploy and easy to manage.
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
Efficient and affordable security with lower investment and management overhead.
Enable Organizational Agility
Deliver modern security solutions that support evolving enterprise needs, at scale.
Duo also allows you to:
- Differentiate between company-owned and personal devices, and setting policies to decide when a managed device is required
- Gain insight into every device accessing your environment, without the use of agents
- Provide secure remote access without needing a VPN
Multi-Factor Authentication provides an additional layer of security to protect highly sensitive personal information and works to prevent cyber threat actors from gaining authorized access. With password theft constantly evolving, using MFA should be an absolute must for every organization. If you would like to learn more about how to reduce your risk of a data breach caused by compromised credentials, known vulnerabilities, and/or exploits, contact us today. We’ll show you how Duo makes security easy and effective.