As every day goes by more and more organizations of all sizes are using Office 365. Meanwhile, either in or outside of the work place, most of us use two factor authentication at one time or another to prove who we are to financial institutions, intranets, or other online services. Using a second authentication factor to prove your identity enables greater security than accessing services via only a first factor: a username and password combination. Organizations typically secure access to particularly sensitive information and resources by using a special code as the second factor, such as the one on the token below.
I’m excited to bring you something new! Busineses can use RSA SecurID technology to authenticate to Office 365, and the new white paper, Securing Access to the Office 365 Cloud with Two Factor Authentication is available for download. It is for people learning about the suite, and for those about to adopt the solution. The paper helps them to select an approach to user authentication, guides them through basic planning and deployment steps for two factor authentication, and provides additional resources.