Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication for Act! Premium Cloud

Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication for Act! Premium Cloud

Your data is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, especially if it contains sensitive information. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, it’s never been more important to protect your data.

Act! has recently introduced a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for its Act! Premium Cloud software for additional data protection. This cutting-edge security feature provides an additional layer of protection, ensuring that your valuable data remains safe from unauthorised access.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an advanced security protocol that adds an extra step to the traditional username and password login process. With MFA enabled, users are required to enter a unique code sent to their registered mobile phone via text message. This additional step significantly enhances the security of Act! Premium Cloud, making it much more challenging for potential attackers to gain unauthorised access.

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

While strong passwords are essential, they can still be compromised through phishing attacks or data breaches on other platforms. MFA reduces this risk through an additional verification step, so even if a password is compromised, the account remains secure. This extra layer of protection significantly reduces the likelihood of data breaches and unauthorised access to Act!

Additionally, if your business operates within industries or regions with specific data protection and privacy regulations, this new update will help you comply. Multi-Factor Authentication ensures Act! Premium Cloud meets these regulatory requirements, fostering a culture of responsible data handling and enhancing customer trust.

Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication in Act!

Configuring MFA in Act! Premium Cloud is a straightforward process that can be done at the user level by an Act! account administrator using the ‘Manage Users’ Console. Once enabled, users will receive a unique code via text message, which they will enter along with their username and password when logging into Act!.

To set up MFA for a user, the administrator can simply click on the user’s name in the upper right-hand corner of Act! and select “User Management” from the drop-down options. The Act! Knowledgebase also provides comprehensive instructions on configuring Multi-Factor Authentication, ensuring a seamless and secure implementation.

With the introduction of Multi-Factor Authentication for Act! Premium Cloud, users can rest assured that their data is well-protected. For help or advice on configuring Multi-Factor Authentication within your Act! software, Softext can help! As Act! Business Partners we offer software support, training, and consultation.

Get in touch by calling 0121 323 2304 or email us info@softext.co.uk


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