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Ask A Pro: What is Multifactor Authentication (MFA)?

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jun 29, 2021 9:47:54 AM
Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a safety precaution IT managers may take to require two or more user verification factors when accessing a network, an application, or specific data. Typical scenarios include combining something the user knows, such as a password, alongside something the user has like a token, a code, face recognition, or fingerprints. 

MFA is now acknowledged as a best practice in the IT world and is quickly being adopted by many companies to protect access to their network or core applications. It is commonly implemented by integrating an app such as Duo with Microsoft Azure Active Directory and can be managed centrally. 

Using the Duo/ Microsoft Azure Active Directory combination, end-users log in with their password and are prompted via a phone app to approve or deny the request, or alternatively, to enter an authentication code. The process is easy and minimally disruptive, especially for users who connect remotely. 

MFA is also on the rise in the physical security world. For example, Salto’s electronic access control system can be programmed to require MFA for door access, and it is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to protect business structures.
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Internet, Multifactor Authentication, MFA, Physical Security

My Starlink Experience

Posted by Justin McClung on Jun 29, 2021 9:28:31 AM
As a fan of technology, when Starlink started getting attention, just like the rest of the world, I got excited. Who can’t get excited for an entirely new way to provide Internet service? That excitement led to me signing up to be a beta tester. After a few months of hearing nothing, the equipment showed up around a month ago and the fun began.
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Topics: Internet, Starlink

Don't Sleep On Your Infrastructure!

Posted by Darren Walters on May 23, 2018 5:35:21 PM

For several years now, I have heard customers tell me over and over that they are really not too concerned about their voice and data cabling infrastructure.  Here are some of the common statements I hear. 

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Topics: Internet, Technology, Tech-Edge

I Am Tired of Scare Tactics and Cybersecurity

Posted by Curtis Flax on Mar 15, 2018 11:03:57 AM

FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) are projected everywhere when it comes to cybersecurity. From my Facebook feed running ads of companies that say they can provide cybersecurity, to emails that I am afraid to click on that advertise the final solution to cybersecurity and more, the reality is there is no one click, one buy or single solution to meet your cybersecurity needs.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Internet, Technology

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