Everyone wants to feel safe and protected, so why should that be any different online?
In today’s fast moving online world, data breaches and cyber-attacks are a common concern for many. But how can online applications prevent this?
Luckily, it is easy for businesses to add an extra level of protection to user accounts in the form of two-factor authentication. We reached out to our expert team of developers at Cloud Data Exchange to find out just what two-factor authentication is and why it is used and here is our take.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication is essentially an added layer of security that makes sure that the people trying to gain access to an online account are the genuine users. First, a user will enter their username and a password. Then, instead of immediately gaining access, they will be required to provide a further piece of information, in the form of knowledge, possession or inherence.
For example, you may have an online shopping account that upon entering your account name and password requires you to provide personal information such as your bank card number or perhaps requests a password that has been sent to your personal phone number via text. These measures are in place to restrict any type of entry to your account from unknown sources.
Two factor authentications with Cloud Data Exchange
With our software transferring key business information across multiple platforms such as Sage, Shopify, NetSuite and more, we want to ensure our users data is 100% secure. Whilst our Cloud Data Exchange application is based on the Google Cloud Platform which itself is conceived, designed, and built to operate securely we want our customers have complete piece of mind-this is why we have implemented two-factor authentication with our product.
As two-factor authentication requires a second form of identity verification. After successfully logging in to Cloud Data Exchange with a password, the user will be prompted to confirm their identity using a verification app that will generate a random code that can then be entered to gain access to the account.
Whilst these measures can be turned on or off, we would strongly advise keeping them enabled. With the increase in remote work due to the current pandemic, two-factor authentication is more essential than ever. Remote work appears to be the new normal, and with many professionals on networks that exist outside of their offices, that extra layer of security is crucial to keeping personal and business information safe!
If you would like to hear more about our Cloud Data Exchange product then get in touch now and see what our data exchange tool can do for you.