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Authentication (MFA)

Multifactor authentication is an advanced level of authentication with two or more levels of security factors. Ensuring the correct identity has access to your sensitive information.

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MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a type of authentication that requires a user to provide two or more verification factors in order to gain access to a resource. In an identity and access management (IAM) policy, this type of security measure is more effective than a single password.
A Multifactor authentication (MFA) method requires the user to authenticate themselves using two or more factors before accessing company resources, applications, or VPNs. Users are required to submit extra verification factors in addition to their login and passwords when Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is enabled. These second-factor techniques might include Google/Microsoft authenticator, OTP via SMS, OTP over email, push notification, and many others.
With MFA , an unauthorized person is more likely to have difficulty accessing a target, such as a location, a computing device, a network, or a database. Utilizing MFA aims to increase security and provide a layered defence so that, even if one factor (username-password) is stolen or a targeted cyber attacker manages to get past one barrier, they still have at least one more to overcome before successfully accessing the real targeted device. When opposed to ordinary username passwords, the second barrier is typically more difficult to get past.

Why is multifactor authentication important?

Reduces Security Risk

Multi-Factor Authentication helps decrease security breaches and keep data more secure. Without MFA, weak or stolen credentials can be used to commit fraud or violate privacy. Using MFA as an additional password protection measure can help keep hackers out of your system. You can avoid 99.9% of account assaults by using MFA!

Ease of Use

Multifactor Authentication aim is to develop a multi-layered defense system that makes it more difficult for an unauthorised individual to access a target, such as a physical location, computing device, network, or database.
Two Factor Authentication is easy to use and provides offline access for users who don't have internet access.

MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Security

MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Easy to Use

How does Multifactor Authentication MFA works?

When a user attempts to access a resource, they are presented with multiple authentication factors . A core identity provider (IdP) or directory services platform then verifies the user's credentials. If the user's credentials are valid, they are granted access to the resource.

MFA systems generate a unique one-time passcode (OTP) for each login attempt. miniOrange also offers a more current and secure form of MFA called "push notification." This is delivered to your registered smartphone, and you must approve it to access your account. You can also use a hardware token (like a Yubikey) or a soft token to access critical services.

MFA Authentication Methods

Knowledge Factor (something you know)

Knowledge factors include multiple passwords , PIN codes , and answers to security questions. Anything you can remember, type, say, do, execute, or otherwise recall when needed is considered a knowledge element.

Possession Factor (something you have)

This element suggests that you possess a certain object since it is improbable that a hacker would acquire your password and take anything physical. This category includes smartcards , mobile phones , physical tokens , key fobs , and keychains.

Inherence Factor (something you are)

This feature is often verified by a fingerprint test on a phone, but it also includes anything that may be a wholly unique identification of your physical person, such as a retinal test , voice or facial recognition, or any other sort of biometrics .

MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Factors

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) methods supported by miniOrange

SMS & Phone Callback

Authenticator Apps

miniOrange Authenticator

Email Verification

Hardware Token

Security Questions

SMS & Phone Callback

Receive a text on your mobile with the information required to validate yourself for the second factor.

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MFA MEthod - SMS OTP and Phone OTP

Authenticator Apps

Receive a time based OTP token (TOTP) by an external authentication app such as Google/Microsoft authenticator.

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MFA Method - Google Authenticator/Microsoft Authenticator

miniOrange Authenticator

Use the miniOrange authenticator to login in the form of a soft token, push notification or a QR code.

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MFA Method - miniOrange Authenticator

Email Verification

MFA using login links and password keys on your registered email address.

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MFA Method - Email Links & Password

Hardware Token

Use a physical USB token into your computer, which generated the required information to gain access.

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MFA MEthod - Hardware Tokens

Security Questions

Answer a few knowledge based security questions which are only known to you to authenticate yourself.

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MFA Method - Security Questions

Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication

Enhanced security

Multi-Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security, reducing the chances of an attacker gaining access to the system.

Increased productivity and flexibility

Employees may securely access business apps and resources from practically any device and location, without jeopardising the company's network.

Fraud Prevention

Multi Factor Authentication adds an additional degree of protection by ensuring that everyone is who they say they are, preventing unwanted access.

Improved user trust

When employing Multi Factor Authentication, users may secure the protection of their personal information without exerting additional effort.

Reduced management cost

You'll observe less suspicious behaviour on client accounts if you use Multi Factor Authentication, and you'll spend less money on security management as a result.

Adaptability for different use cases

Additional security is required when processing high-value transactions or accessing sensitive information from unknown networks and devices, such as geolocation, IP address, and time since the last login.

The Future of Workplace Security - Adaptive Authentication

Adaptive Authentication provides an additional layer of Multi-Factor authentication security based on risk and access provided by the security admin to control user access.
Adaptive Authentication (also known as Risk-based Authentication ) detects fraudulent attempts based on predetermined risk criteria and prompts customers to complete an additional step to confirm their identities.

Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication

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