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How your business can avoid “MFA fatigue”


There is a reason multi-factor authentication (MFA) is essential for small- and medium-sized businesses in our local community. As technology continues to evolve, cyberthreats evolve as well.

As they say, “There’s no rest for the wicked.” Well, Microsoft doesn’t rest either, which is why their authenticator app now protects your sensitive data from “MFA fatigue.”

To recap: MFA is a security technique that requires users to provide two or more authentication factors to gain access to their accounts or systems. These factors typically include something you know (like a password), something you have (like a mobile device), and something you are (like a fingerprint or face recognition). By combining these factors, MFA safeguards your business from unauthorized access, even if your password is compromised.

One concern with MFA is “MFA fatigue,” where cybercrooks bombard users—especially when their sleeping—with excessive authentication requests to exploit their frustration and compromise their accounts.

Fear not, for Microsoft Authenticator has introduced number matching. Also known as phone sign-in, this is a reliable feature offered by Microsoft Authenticator that allows users to sign in to their accounts on a trusted device by simply entering a randomly-generated number.

Its biometric authentication feature, such as fingerprint or face recognition, adds an extra layer of protection while ensuring a user-friendly experience.

By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, Microsoft Authenticator ensures that only the user can access business accounts, making it more challenging for cybercriminals to breach your defenses.

Don’t underestimate the power of MFA. Its protection against cyberthreats is unparalleled, so we highly encourage you to take advantage of the stability and reliability that MFA brings to your digital fortress.

If you’re ready to embrace Microsoft Authenticator and its evolving features to combat MFA fatigue, let us know. We can help you secure your business with ease.