Is Your VPN Secured With 2FA?

Passwords are the bare minimum when it comes to cybersecurity. Have you done enough to protect your business? Consider implementing a 2FA solution to keep your data secure.

Are you letting passwords give you a false sense of security?

Despite the fact that passwords are the most direct way to access a user’s private information, most passwords in use today are simply not strong or complex enough.

Case in point, as more and more businesses switch to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re relying on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to keep them secure.

However, a VPN shouldn’t be deployed on its own. Without additional security enabled, if an employee’s VPN credentials are stolen, a bad actor could have unrestricted access to corporate data.

That’s why VPNs need to integrate with 2FA solutions. Check out our latest video to learn more:

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What Is 2FA And Why Do You Need It?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps you protect your identity and accounts. More and more organizations are using it for its security and ease-of-use. 2FA requires the user to utilize two methods to confirm that they are the rightful account owner. Biometrics like fingerprints, voice, or even iris scans are also options, as are physical objects like keycards.

You’ve probably already used 2FA. For example, when you go to the ATM to deposit or withdraw money, you swipe your bank card and enter your PIN.

It’s the same idea when you go online to your bank account. You sign in with your ID and enter a passcode, but there’s one more step. A one-time code is sent to you via text message on your mobile phone or in an email. Once you enter this code on the bank’s website, you can get into your account.

By requiring a second piece of information like a randomly-generated numerical code sent by text message, you’re better able to ensure that the person using your employee’s login credentials is actually who they say they are.

Need Assistance Deploying 2FA For Your Law Firm?

If you’re still worried about your password security, especially when it comes to policies in place at your business, then don’t try to handle it all on your own. The Pure IT team will help you evaluate your password practices and security measures as a whole to make sure you’re not taking on any unnecessary risks.

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