Does two-factor authentication matter for file sharing?

Today, let’s look at two-factor authentication and its value in protecting your file sharing efforts.

First, what is it? Two-factor authentication requires two different forms of identification to verify an employee. In general, the idea behind it is that the two forms of identification aren’t necessarily closely linked to each other: the possession of one form of ID doesn’t reveal the factor in the other ID.

What does this have to do with File Sync & Share (FSS) platforms? Organizations routinely share very confidential files among employees as well as third parties. All this sharing is occurring on external networks and via a wide variety of non-secure devices. With one wrong click, this sensitive information could easily fall into the wrong hands and possibly cause a breach for your company-or worse, for your customer’. This means the security that is built into an FSS platform is exceptionally important. Taking the extra time to setup a FSS platform is crucial to the well-being of your business and brand.

Anyone who follows any business news is aware of the severe consequences of a data breach. You should look carefully at the level of security offered by any file sharing tool that your organization is using. One of the security factors you should be using for everyone is a two-factor system. Your business data is too important to not need that extra step. Two-factor authentication may seem like a hassle, but the rewards for safe file-sharing far outweigh any negatives.

Virtual DataWorks understands the importance of keeping your information safe and secure, so we can assure that we do everything in our power to keep your business as secure as we have ours. Providing the best service is our core purpose. Contact us today to set up Datto’s File Sync & Share platform for your business.

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