Over 80% of hacking-related breaches are tied to exploited credentials. Stolen or weak passwords, especially to accounts with privileged access, offer an easy way for hackers to access a wealth of both corporate and personal data.
Secure Access with Multi-factor Authentication
Best practices for reducing compromises include frequently updating passwords, using long, random letter sequences, and having unique passwords for every application. Because these all rely on user compliance, most cyber security experts recommend the use of Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).
MFA is an extremely cost effective and accessible security solution. Requiring an additional authentication method adds a second layer of protection to keep accounts safe, even if passwords are compromised. MFA should be required of all users, but is especially important for privileged, administrative, and remote access users.
If your business uses Microsoft Office 365, basic two-factor authentication features are available for no additional license fees. Advanced features, such as conditional access or per-user controls, may require upgrading your licenses.
DUO - Vendor Neutral MFA
To extend MFA beyond Microsoft 365 and Azure related authentication, a vendor neutral solution is suggested. Solis Security leverages DUO because it is user-friendly, feature-rich, and protects VPNs, servers and web applications using the same token for each user. By unifying login data storage, it prevents the credential sprawl that can lead users to unsafe practices.
DUO has a small user license fee and supports multiple authentication devices.
Let Solis Security Implement your MFA SolutionTo ensure your organization is protected, consider MFA Implementation Services from Solis Security’s team of experts. Your customized implementation covers:
- Designing an MFA solution based on user roles and access needs
- Small group training of key personnel
- Recommendation for secondary authentication devices (e.g., mobile app, biometrics, or hardware token)
- Active Directory/RADIUS integration
- Integration with Office 365