Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication

Passwords, unfortunately, aren’t as secure as they used to be, and if someone gets your password, they can access your business information without any fuss. Even having a strong password doesn’t completely protect you.

Two-factor authentication can drastically reduce the incidence of online identity theft, phishing expeditions, and other online fraud because the victim’s password would no longer be enough to give a thief access to their information.

Certus, a SysGroup Company, provides a range of solutions from industry-leading vendors such as Dell, RSA and Crypto Card.

Why use two factor authentication?

Your business data is essential to the smooth running of your business. Here at Certus, we take security seriously.

In today’s world of increasing digital crime and internet fraud many people will be highly familiar with the importance of online security, logins, usernames and passwords but if you ask them the question “What is Two Factor Authentication?” the likelihood is they will not what it is or how it works even though they may use it every single day.

With standard security procedures (especially online) only requiring a simple username and password has become increasingly easy for criminals (either in organised gangs or working alone) to gain access to business data.

Speak to Certus today and find out how we can assist you in looking after your most important asset  – your data.

How does it work?

Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification or TFA (as an acronym), is an extra layer of security that is known as “multi factor authentication” that requires not only a password and username but also something that only that user has with them, i.e. a piece of information only they know or have immediately to hand – such as a physical token.

Using a username and password together with a piece of information that only the user knows makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access and steal that person’s personal data or identity.

Multi Factor Authentication as a Service

  • Cloud based Multi-factor authentication
  • Mobile App generates time-based one-time (TOTP) passcodes 
  • Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), security keys and tokens, one-time passcodes (OTP), SMS and phone callback also available
  • Fully managed & supported service via CTG Service desk
  • Fixed monthly fee