Hey there! At Summit Hosting, we take data security seriously. We know that your business's data is crucial to your success, and we're committed to providing you with the best possible data security solutions. That's why we offer Multi-Factor Authentication through TruGrid as a recommended add-on to Summit Secure Workspace for all users.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an effective way to prevent unauthorized access to your data and systems. By requiring multiple forms of authentication to confirm your identity, MFA significantly reduces the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. With the added steps of MFA, businesses can ensure that their data remains secure on dedicated servers, and their employees can work with peace of mind knowing that their accounts are protected.

Why do you need Multi-Factor Authentication?

Imagine this scenario: one of your employees logs into your company's server using a simple password. A hacker manages to steal that password and gains access to your confidential business data. This nightmare scenario is something that no business owner wants to face. That's why adding MFA to your server is a must-have for any business.

When data breaches, hacks, and other types of cybercrime are on the rise, you don’t want to risk leaving your data vulnerable. Adding multi-factor authentication to your Summit Secure Workspace is an excellent way to give yourself peace of mind knowing that your crucial business data is safe. Did you know that multi-factor authentication can significantly reduce the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks? According to a 2022 study by Verizon, 87% of data breaches occur due to weak or stolen passwords. In fact, the same 2022 study found that the use of multi-factor authentication could have prevented 87% of data breaches. This statistic alone should be enough to convince you of the importance of adding MFA to your data security arsenal.

How does Multi-Factor Authentication work?

Multi-Factor Authentication may sound complicated, but it's quite simple! With MFA, you're adding an extra layer of security to the login process. Here's how it works in four easy steps:

Step 1: Enter Your Username and Password – The first step is to enter your username and password, just like you normally would. This is your first line of defense against unauthorized access. But don't worry, we've got your back with the second line of defense!

Step 2: Receive a Notification – After entering your login credentials, you will receive a notification on your phone, either through an app or text message. This is where the magic happens! This notification is designed to prompt you to approve or deny the login attempt.

Step 3: Approve or Deny AccessIf you made the login attempt, you just approve the request. It's that easy! But if it wasn't made by you, deny the request, and the login will fail. This added layer of protection ensures that only authorized users can access your server.

Step 4: Access Granted – If you approve the login request, congratulations, you're in! You'll be granted access to the server and can continue to work as usual. However, if you deny the request, the login attempt will fail, and the server will remain secure. It's as simple as that!

Summit Hosting’s security promise

At Summit Hosting, we believe that data security is non-negotiable. We don't take any chances when it comes to your business's data, which is why we offer a range of security measures to ensure that your data is always protected. In addition to MFA, we use rock-solid data encryption technology and only the safest data centers to store your data. We also monitor security 24/7 to ensure that any potential threats are detected and dealt with quickly.

Our MFA solution is available to all users as a recommended add-on to Summit Secure Workspace, regardless of the size of your business or the number of users you have. The best part about our MFA add-on is that you can use it remotely. So, no matter where you are, you can approve or deny access to your server right from your phone. Now, that's what we call convenience and peace of mind!

Ready to get secure?

To sum it up, adding Multi-Factor Authentication to your Summit Secure Workspace is a no-brainer. It's an extra layer of security that can significantly reduce the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks, and it's available to all users as a recommended add-on. At Summit Hosting, we're passionate about data security. Whether you're a small business owner or part of a larger enterprise, we believe that data security is a fundamental requirement, and we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our security measures and how we can help you keep your data safe.

Faisl Taher

This blogpost is Written by Faisl Taher. Faisl is a Marketing Manager at Summit. Faisl holds an MBA in Marketing Strategy. He's passionate about data analysis, consumer behavior, and marketing technology. Faisl is a lifelong learner who regularly keeps himself updated with the latest technologies and industry advancements. In his free time, he explores NYC's coffee scene and stays active through running.

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