Multi-factor authentication ( MFA) is a security system that requires more than one piece of evidence ( known as 'factor') to authenticate the user for login or other transaction.
Entering your username and one password alone is considered a single-factor authentication. Multi-factor Authentication ( MFA) adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in, decreasing the likelihood that others can compromise your account.
With PT-X MFA the factors ( evidence of identity) are:
- Something you know, your user name & password
- Something you have, a one-time pass code ( OTP) from the PT-X MFA token or PT-X authenticator app.
When you log in to PT-X, as well as your user name & password you must additionally enter the one-time passcode generated by the Key-fob token or & PT-X Authenticatior app.
The key-fob tokens are ideal for authentication applications where portability and ease of use are paramount. These small devices fit comfortably on a key ring in any pocket or purse. A simple push of a button generates a one-time passcode. These tamper-resistant devices can be used wherever strong authentication is required.
If using the PT-X Authenticator App (downloaded once registered with PT-X by scanning an on-screen QR code) each time you go into the app or refresh a one-time passcode is generated. The app can be downloaded from the Apple app store, or Google Play store for Android devices without a charge.
To discuss further and to order key-fob tokens, please contact us:
TEL: +44 (0)118 925 8250 and select option 1.