Enhanced Security for FinanSys Cloud
We are pleased to announce we have just released two-factor authentication as an optional extra available for FinanSys Cloud customers.
In an ever-evolving world of digital technology, security is paramount to the integrity of any Company’s data. Conscious of this, FinanSys are always exploring ways of assisting it’s customers to ensure these security enhancements are available.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication makes it harder for unauthorised users to login to your FinanSys Cloud environment. In addition to your username and password, users will be required to enter a 6-digit pin generated by a mobile phone app (supporting iPhone and Android). The pin expires every 30 seconds and a new pin is generated. This means even if your account’s username and password is compromised, an attacker would still be required to have access to the pin on your mobile device to access your account.
Why enable two-factor authentication?
Even with strong passwords, attacks are becoming more sophisticated – and persistent. Pairing passwords with additional technology and authentication factors, such as two factor authentication, is essential to keeping your business secure.
What does it cost and why is it an additional charge?
The pricing is £10 per FinanSys Cloud user per month. So, for a 5 user site this would cost an additional £600/year and setup is free of charge.
The pricing allows us to cover the new servers we have put in place to support this enhancement and also the additional Microsoft licences we’re required to purchase for each FinanSys Cloud user that opts to put in place two-factor authentication.