Unauthorized users gaining access with someone else's credentials is one of the most fundamental risks of access. Multi-factor aims to mitigate that.
Multi-factor authentication means that more than one credential must be presented in order to gain access. However, the credentials are 'layered' in a way that they complement each other and reduce the probability of unauthorized individuals gaining access.
In this guide, we explain the concept and the elements involved, including:
What Does Multi-Factor Authentication Mean?
What Benefits Multi-Factor Offers
The Four Factor Types Available
Which Factors Are Common For Access Control
Why The Biometric Factor On Mobile Is Not A True Multi-Factor Method
What Drawbacks Multi-Factor Authentication Have
Why COVID has Negatively Impacted Fingerprint Factors