Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA for short, is a robust security process that requires users to provide two or more forms of identification before accessing their accounts or performing any critical actions.
At Mesh, we enforce MFA to increase security, thwart security attacks, meet compliance standards and empower users with unwavering trust.
By enforcing MFA, applications add an additional layer of security, which makes it more
difficult for unauthorized individuals to gain access to our users' sensitive data or accounts. MFA is particularly essential for applications that deal with financial or personal information, as it mitigates the risks of data breaches and identity theft.
Additionally, MFA protects against password attacks such as brute force attacks, where an attacker repeatedly attempts different password combinations to gain access to an account.
With MFA, even if the attacker guesses the password, they still require another form of
identification to access the account.
Furthermore, many regulatory standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), require MFA as a means of safeguarding sensitive data. Adhering to these standards ensures compliance and reduces the risks of regulatory fines or reputational damage.
Finally, offering MFA to users can help build trust and loyalty. It provides users with the
confidence that their data is secure, which can increase their trust in the application and
promote user retention.
In summary, MFA is an important security measure that adds an extra layer of protection to applications and reduces the risks of unauthorized access and identity theft.