Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service adds a critical layer of security to a user’s sign-ins and transactions, making it significantly difficult for attackers to access your information. It works by requiring multiple verification methods:
- A password you have selected
- A trusted device you have that cannot be easily duplicated, like your phone.
- Something you are (biometrics)
So even if someone manages to learn your passcode, if they do not possess your trusted device, it's useless!
MFA can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud, protecting your business with security monitoring and machine learning-based reports to identify inconsistent patterns. MFA is included in an Azure subscription and is also available for Office 365, Salesforce, DropBox, and other SaaS applications.