Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

About Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security mechanism that requires multiple factors of authentication to verify a user's identity for a login or other transaction. Factors for authentication may include knowledge (something a user knows, like a password), possession (something a user has, like a key card), and inherence (something a user is, like biometrics). MFA provides an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to systems.

What problems it solves

Credential theft through phishing scams, or system compromise allows threat actors to take complete control of systems and network environments. MFA significantly increases the security of logins, with each additional factor making it less likely that an unauthorized individual could impersonate a legitimate user or compromise an account.

Benefits of this Service
  • Prevents unauthorized access to systems and data through credential theft and misuse
How ADOA-ASET Supports this Service

ADOA-ASET provides operational support for their customers through installation of this service on all managed workstations and servers.

For more information, go to the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) webpage on the State of Arizona Department of Homeland Security website.