AZURE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Passwords alone are not a strong enough authentication mechanism to protect corporate assets. Two-factor authentication greatly helps to enhance security posture by moving from a “something you know” authentication credential to a combination of “something you know” and “something you have”. Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a two-factor authentication solution that leverages the user’s existing phone as the second factor.
MFA integrates with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to enable you to require two-factor authentication for access to cloud applications. You can choose to require MFA for every cloud application, or conditionally based on factors such as the application itself, where the user is located, or the device they’re using.
In addition to protecting cloud applications, MFA can also protect traditional on-premises entry points and services. MFA is commonly used to protect Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems, Citrix and Remote Desktop Services, and other remote access solutions. MFA can be integrated with nearly any system that supports RADIUS or LDAP based authentication.