How to get ready for Salesforce Multi-Factor Authentication and why you need it.
Security is a big part of keeping your customers’ data protected. That’s why beginning February 1, 2022, Salesforce will require customers to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) in order to access Salesforce products.
This may seem like a big undertaking, but it is extremely necessary. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and constantly evolving than can harm businesses and exploit consumers. According to Google’s Safe Browsing report, the number of phishing websites increased by 80% in 2020.
MFA enhances login security by adding an extra layer of protection against unauthorized account access. MFA can help protect user accounts from some of the most common threats, such as phishing attacks, credential stuffing, and account takeovers. It’s a secure authentication process that requires users to prove their identity by supplying two or more pieces of evidence (or “factors”) when they log in. Salesforce strongly encourages customers to implement the most current and industry-standard security measures, and MFA is at the top of this list.
The good news is that MFA and the Salesforce Authenticator app are available at no extra cost. An SSO solution is also available if that route is a better fit. As a certified Salesforce Consultant at Luxent Services, we have implemented MFA for several customers this year in anticipation of the February 1, 2022 deadline.