Cloudways is more secure: Two Factor Authentication is here!

by Saad Durrani  November 15, 2017

Update: To ensure greater security for all users, TFA is now available for both primary account and all the team members. Previously, only the primary accounts could use TFA for account security.

The perpetual battle between hackers and online businesses rages on. As the crooks become smarter and more brazen, you must make an extra effort to protect your data and accounts online. Cloudways strives to provide its customers with impenetrable security.

Two factor authentication

An extra layer of safety has been introduced through the Two Factor Authentication (TFA) method to sign into your Cloudways account.

TFA has become a standard feature of many systems requiring automated authentication of the user credentials. Banks use TFA method via a physical object in possession of the customer, such as a debit card, and a PIN code known only by the customer. The system ensures that even if the debit card is stolen, the customer’s account is not accessible without the PIN.

Similarly, when you log into your online accounts such as Cloudways you require a password known only by you. However, through hacking techniques such as phishing, brute force attacks or key logging, a cyber criminal may obtain your password and cause havoc by accessing your account.

To preclude this possibility, Cloudways has introduced the option of TFA sign in method for its esteemed customers.

You need just a mobile device to use this feature of the Cloudways Cloud Platform.

Download and install one of two popular authenticator apps, Google Authenticator or Authy 2-Factor Authentication on your mobile device.

Learn how to set up and enable Two-Factor Authentication on your Cloudways account here.

After you enable the TFA sign in method, you will have to input a code generated via the mobile app, in addition to your account password to sign in.

The TFA method is so easy that the least tech savvy people can understand how to use it. The simplicity and effectiveness of the process shows how powerful it is against hacking. SMS verification is an outdated technique. Email authentication method is prone to forgery, as the hacker may send an email which closely resembles an actual authentication email in content and design. The hardware-based (online + mobile app) Two Factor Authentication method yields maximum security with minimum annoyance for the user.

Your account will be far more protected after you enable Two Factor Authentication. Any time someone tries to login from an unknown computer, they will have to face the TFA notification. Hackers be gone! How will they break a random code generated from a cell phone in your possession? Answer: They can’t!

We recommend you to enable the awesome Two Factor Authentication method for your Cloudways account today. Check out the Knowledge base entry to know more.

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About Saad Durrani

Saad is the Senior Editor at Cloudways - A Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to blog about emerging technologies and trends. When he is not blogging, he goes to the beach to find inspiration for his fictional stories.

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