In today’s digital environment, the rudimentary “username and password” approach to secure an user account is easy prey for cyber criminals.
Multi factor authentication (MFA) helps to ensure that everyone who accesses the application or website are really who they say they are, helping in reducing the risk of account compromise.
The key objective of multi-factor authentication is not to make life more difficult, but to prevent hackers from accessing the account in the case of password compromise. It is still easy and quick for authorized users to access their accounts, which is why finding a right authentication solution is so important.
Many critical resources, including applications and data that hold sensitive information, are delivered through Jamcracker Cloud Platform, making its security a top priority for both our customers and us.
Jamcracker Cloud Platform comes with SMS based authenticator, which is one of the recommended MFA solutions for businesses today. On enabling MFA, a user has to successfully present username and password as the first level of authentication process. After which a time-based, one-time password is sent to the user's mobile device, which the user has to successfully present as the second factor of authentication.
How Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Helps Enterprises:
Adding an extra layer of security can make it much harder for hackers to access your online accounts, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the least time-consuming or intrusive ways to secure your account. In fact, it’s so important that most of the technology giants mandate MFA for all their users to reduce the risk. This authentication method can be easily summed up as a combination of "something you know and something you have”.
How it Works on the Jamcracker Cloud Platform:
Having username and password and a one-time password (OTP) that is shared to the user's mobile device via a text message. Without having both pieces of information, a user would not be authenticated.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the simplest and least troublesome forms of security that a company can implement. Considering the uncontrolled cybersecurity risks in today’s digital world, there is really no reason enterprises should not be taking advantage of this solution. The multi-layered security infrastructure will go far in protecting your business sensitive data.