A Spike In Home Workers Raises Mfa Resilience Questions
Forrester, March 17th, 2020
March 17, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 3

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are asking, or mandating, that office-based employees work from home

"Millions of employees who have been logging in from workstations on corporate networks are now logging in from home or elsewhere on public networks. Stronger authentication, and VPNs, that used to be required for a subset of employees at any given time now become the point of entry for your entire workforce. So what happens if your multifactor authentication (MFA) provider's infrastructure goes down? For organizations that deal with personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information, having remote workers log in with only a username/password, even over VPN, is not acceptable. A critical piece of any MFA platform service is a high-availability configuration to ensure that authentication requests are processed if the infrastructure fails or parts of the network are overloaded..."

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