Multifactor Authentication makes it difficult for hackers to hack any system by adding layers of security to the system.

Fremont, CA: Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires multiple ways of authentication from distinct credential categories to authenticate a user's identity for a login or a transaction. An authentication factor is a category of identity-verification credentials. For Multi-Factor Authentication, each extra element is designed to raise confidence that an entity communicating or seeking access to a system is who or what it claims to be. Multiple means of authentication might make the task of a hacker more complicated.

MFA aims to construct a multilayered defence that makes it more difficult for an unauthorized individual to access a target, such as a physical place, computing equipment, network, or database. If one factor is hacked or broken, the attacker must overcome at least one or more barriers before gaining access to the target.

Traditionally, MFA systems used two-factor authentication (2FA). Vendors increasingly use the term "multifactor" to denote any authentication solution that involves two or more identification credentials to reduce the likelihood of a cyberattack. A crucial component of an identity and access management architecture is multifactor authentication.

Why is multifactor authentication important?

One of the greatest drawbacks of a standard user ID and password login is that credentials may be hacked easily, costing organizations millions of dollars. Additionally, brute-force attacks are a hazard, as malicious actors can use automated password cracking programs to try numerous combinations of usernames and passwords until they discover the correct sequence. Although locking an account after a specific number of failed login attempts can help secure a company and its data, hackers have various alternative means of gaining access to a system. In order to mitigate security threats, multifactor authentication is crucial.