Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
What is the single most effective measure against protecting your organization from outsider attackers? Adding multi-factor authentication to your critical applications and data! Consequently, Microsoft has crunched the numbers and MFA is 99.9% effective in preventing account breaches!
Multi-factor authentication, or requiring more than one way for a user to identify themselves, increases security tremendously. Passwords used only by themselves expose a single point of failure that is susceptible to many known exploits. These exploits include brute force attacks, shoulder surfing, e-mail phishing attacks, and credential harvesting tactics. However, Azure Active Directory has the flexibility and capability to bring Multi-factor authentication to Office 365, legacy applications, SaaS solutions, and network logons. Similarly, it can act as an independent MFA provider for custom web applications.