What Is Authentication?

Authentication is the process of proving a user is the claimed identity.

Authentication is generally accomplished by providing a factor such as a password, a USB drive, or a fingerprint. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security used to verify that the individual requesting access to a particular device or resource is authorized to access it. Two-factor authentication might be an employee using a password, and then receiving an additional code via text or email to enter into the appropriate field to complete the login. Multi-factor authentication works the same way as two-factor authentication, but there are more than two different methods for authenticating users. Two-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication are vital to keeping your business protected from cybercriminals — and using a reputable VPN can provide you with the ability to set these more secure forms of authentication.

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