Are you a small to medium sized business? Do you have a multi-factor authentication solution that meets the needs of your company?
In a previous post we spoke about multi-factor authentication (MFA) and why it is important.
Authpoint is a new MFA cloud service launched by WatchGuard. This service includes methods such as push-notifications, QR codes and one-time passwords. With AuthPoint, all your data is guaranteed secure protection.
Director of Authentication at WatchGuard, Alex Cagnoni, says that data breaches target organisations of all sizes, and multi-factor authentication is now “a prerequisite for all businesses”.
Often small to medium businesses do not install MFA services due to cost and widespread belief that only large business require this kind of security.
However, password security is a necessity. AuthPoint is uniquely designed for small to medium-sized businesses: it is easy to implement and manage, it is cost-effective and adaptable. With our help, WatchGuard AuthPoint services can be implemented to suit your company’s location and infrastructure, without needing expensive hardware.
Key findings from a survey of small businesses in the US, UK and Australia conducted by Cite Research and sponsored by WatchGuard, indicate large-scale management unease around password security in their companies. Nearly half of IT managers (47 per cent) believe their employees are using weak passwords. A similar number of the companies surveyed rely SMS authentication when externally accessing their networks, which is insufficient in preventing breaches from cyber criminals.
Regardless of your company’s size or technical capabilities, Multi-Factor Authentication is a necessity for all businesses. The service is easy to manage through the AuthPoint app.
Contact Systemnet today for assistance in acquiring the appropriate MFA solutions for your business.