How to choose an MFA tool for the enterprise using?
There are many companies on the market that offer various software solutions for enterprise security. We have prepared short questionary for those who aim to improve their enterprises’ security by switching to MFA. It will also come in handy if you need to check whether your applied MFA solution meets all the security requirements.
If you still in doubt whether your enterprise needs multifactor authentication here is an article explaining why you’d better integrate MFA into business processes as soon as possible. For all other, we have prepared 6 questions that would help you to select an appropriate MFA tool for enterprise use.
Does this MFA tool store some sensitive data of customers or employees?
If it does, how do you know that attackers won’t get access to this data? The correct answer is “I can not be sure that data is securely protected” as anything that is stored in a database can be stolen. The only way out is to use depersonalized keys that are created from biometrics data. Such a key can also be stolen yet it is impossible to neither detect its owner nor use it.
Does this MFA tool use for authentication something that can be lost or stolen? Something like tokens or devices?
All that you possess you can lose or leave halfway around the world. Or it can be stolen. The best thing is to use something that you can be neither lost nor stolen. It is your biometrics data. For example, your face can be used as a key.
How to restore access if the key was stolen or lost?
Make a point to clarify this issue not to lose access to your own data. Yet it is better to use something that can be neither lost nor stolen as an additional security factor within multifactor authentification.
Will it be convenient for my employees and customers to use this tool?
It does not matter whether your MFA tool is extremely secure. If it is not user-friendly it remains a widely open door in your cybersecurity architecture as your employees and customers will disregard using something that is inconvenient and unusable. That means decreased security level and waste of money as a tool is paid and left unused. Here is probably the reason for constantly increasing cybersecurity budgets against growing damage from cyber threats.
Is this tool compatible with all kinds of devices that are used by my customers and employees?
If the chosen MFA tool is not enough flexible it endangers all the existing security infrastructure inviting attackers in. An appropriate tool must be equally efficient whether it is used on PC, smartphones or tablets.
Should I take responsibility for my customers’ data safety?
If you oblige your customers to use certain MFA tools or recommend it as a safe and reliable solution the responsibility rests with you. There is a need to clarify whether the MFA tool stores sensitive data and if it does then where and how it is secure, what risks are there and how to handle identity theft.
Whichever your answers are you should know that SVORT stands out of other authentication management systems. Here is a shortlist of its main features:
- SVORT does not store any sensitive data neither on devices nor on servers.
- It is flexible and compatible with all devices after one-time registration in the system.
- It does not require to use for authentication something that can be left, lost or stolen. SVORT uses your face as a key instead.
- Using SVORT is convenient, fast and extremely secure.