Why multi-factor authentication is a necessity
What requirements will there be for future authentication if the password no longer fulfills the criteria for an IT world that is increasingly marked by cybercriminality? Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, boosts security significantly in the authentication process, because it adds an extra level of security. In addition to the user name and password, another factor is required for log-in, such as a fingerprint, smartphone or smartcard. This two-factor authentication can also be supplemented by other factors such as a session ID, IP address, number of successful log-ins or the user’s location.