Two Factor Authentication
Two Factor authentication
is a more secure method of verifying or validating
Two Factor Authentication is an approach to
Authentication which requires the presentation
of two or more of the three authentication factors
- 1 - Something the user knows (I.E PIN Number)
- 2 - Something the user has (I.E USB or Keyfob)
Without two of these things - the user cannot
The most common method of authentication is
the username and password. This may seem like
two factors, but both the username and the password
are 'what you know' components and the username
is generally public knowledge or easily guessed.
So, the password is the only thing standing
between an attacker and impersonating you.
Two Factor authentication requires using two
different methods, or factors, to provide an
additional layer of protection. Typically, Two
Factor authentication involves using either
'what you have' or 'who you are' in addition
to the standard username and password ('what
Aries Networks can evaluate what security you
have and, more importantly also what security
you need. We work with a range of Security Vendors and
can advise on which system will be suitable.
Contact us for more information.