Secure Your Accounts with Multi-Factor Authentication Made Simple

Passwords aren’t enough anymore. Weak or stolen passwords are the #1-way hackers access your accounts. To protect yourself and your business, you need to ensure your accounts are secure. Multi-factor authentication with Duo will keep hackers out of your accounts, even if they have your password.

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How Multi-Factor Authentication with Duo Works

Most employees don’t practice proper password hygiene, and their weak passwords are easy for hackers to guess and steal. But when you use a 2-step verification system like Duo, you add an extra layer of security to keep hackers out.

Multi-Factor Authentication 

You’ll need two or more authentication factors to access your account when you use MFA authentication. These items fall into one of three categories:

  • Something You Know: Passwords, PINs, security questions 
  • Something You Have: Smartphone, keycard 
  • Something You Are: Fingerprint, facial recognition 

Multi-Factor Authentication: How to Secure Your Accounts with Duo

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Securing Your Accounts with Duo is EZ

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1. Download the App

We’ll enroll your business with Duo and handle the setup. All you need to do is download the Duo authenticator app on your phone or another mobile device.

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2. Login as Usual

As usual, you enter your username and password when logging into your accounts. Then, you’ll see a Duo screen that tells you to check your app.

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3. Verify with Duo

Duo will send a push notification to your mobile device to verify that it’s you. All you have to do is click a button, and Duo will finish logging you in securely.

Add Duo to Your Business Today!

As a small business owner, you want to do everything you can to protect your business. But the fact remains that hackers are targeting you and will try creative ways to access your accounts. But when you add multi-factor authentication to your business, you can keep hackers out of your accounts, even if they have your password. According to Microsoft, using multi-factor authentication like Duo blocks 99.9% of account hacks.

Using an authenticator app, Duo will send a push notification to your phone. All you have to do is click one button to verify it’s you attempting to log in to the account, and you’re in! Duo makes it easy to protect any application on any device without frustrating your employees. Improve your account security today by adding MFA authentication to your business!

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Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs

Duo is a simple program that adds secure multi-factor authentication to your accounts. It’s easy to use, but we understand that you may have some questions about it. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions below!

What is multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication adds extra layers of security by requiring you to provide multiple distinct types of information to access your accounts. The three basic types of authentication factors are something you know, something you have, and something you are. For example, something you know is a password. Something you have is a smartphone to receive a text message or notification to prove you’re the one trying to access your account. And something you are is a fingerprint or facial recognition scan that’s unique to you.

What is the difference between multi-factor authentication and two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a subset of multi-factor authentication that uses exactly two different authentication factors. Multi-factor authentication uses two or more authentication factors.

Why is multi-factor authentication necessary?

With the number of passwords being stolen and compromised every day, passwords alone (even strong ones) are not enough to protect your online accounts from hackers. Multi-factor authentication will secure your accounts even if hackers have your password.

Isn’t multi-factor authentication a pain?

Duo makes securing your accounts easy and seamless without adding extra steps. It will send a notification straight to your mobile device. All you need to do is click a single button, and you’re logged in!

What if the Internet goes out? Am I locked out of my accounts?

If your device doesn’t have internet due to an outage, you may not be able to receive a push notification. That’s okay! Duo is also equipped to call you in cases like these. All you have to do is answer the call and push a button to verify your identity.

Isn’t my antivirus program enough to keep hackers out?

Unfortunately, no. Hackers are finding more sophisticated ways to access accounts, and your employees aren’t much help. With their weak and common passwords, activity on social media, and lack of knowledge of proper security protocols, they can almost invite hackers into your business. A good cybersecurity program includes multiple layers of security, including antivirus, multi-factor authentication, threat protection, and more.