70% of UK businesses implement multi-factor authentication to secure remote workers during Covid-19 crisis

Over two thirds (70 per cent) of British businesses are using multi-factor authentication (MFA) and a virtual private network (VPN) to manage the security risks posed by the increase of remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic. This is according to official polling released by Centrify, a leading provider of Identity-Centric privileged access management solutions, into how companies are adapting to the Covid-19 crisis.

Multi-factor authentication is an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more known identity confirmations (such as a password and a code texted to their known phone number, a hardware key and biometric confirmation like a fingerprint scan, etc.). A VPN, on the other hand, extends a private network across a public network, allowing internet users to protect their location and stay anonymous.

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