All Things Multi-Factor Authentication

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication is the practice of using two or more authentication prompts to verify a user’s identity and permissions, allowing access to system accounts and resources. Authentication is a critical part of cybersecurity and compliance, and access to data and resources often serve as a chokepoint for security concerns and functional systems. Access must have restraints placed upon it to protect that system and other users’ information.

Nearly half (48%) of US/UK respondents say they have “never heard of Multi-Factor Authentication”. Multi-factor authentication is an incredibly important tool that goes a long way in keeping accounts secure. In fact, of those who knew about it (52%), most had applied MFA to their online accounts (81%) and were still using it (90%), showing that once MFA is enabled, users will keep using it.

Facts on MFA

  • Only 26% of companies use multi-factor authentication. (LastPass)

  • Two-factor authentication has become more popular over the last two years, with 79% of US/ UK respondents saying they used it in 2021, compared to 53% who used it in 2019. (Duo Labs)

  • SMS text messages are the most common second factor US/UK users choose when logging into two-factor authentication accounts, at 85%. (Duo Labs)

The Govplace Approach

With an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and the adoption of cloud, the range of attacks is broad and more complex than ever before. Govplace takes MFA approach a step further by building our solutions on a zero-trust architecture. This means no device or person is trusted on a network (inside or out) until they have been continually authenticated at each layer of the network. In addition to MFA, our OEMs provide credential management that include rotation of passwords and unique complex passwords that the end-user does not know. Our solutions enable our customers to setup and manage user workflows, keyboard logging, session recording and offloading data into a SIEM for further data analytics.

One of the challenges that we recognize is that every environment is unique with its own set of solutions, and it is important to provide solutions that integrate with the existing environments and that are also decoupled from other solution components. One of the challenges of implementing cybersecurity solutions is maintaining the end-user experience.
From Our Architects

We partner with an extensive list of OEMs that help our Federal customers reach their agency-specific cybersecurity missions, including enabling MFA. Among these are:

Full List of Partners

About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Govplace is proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. Now in its 19th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

At Govplace, We’re Doing Our Part!

Cybersecurity is one of Govplace’s key areas of expertise. Beyond promoting #SeeYourselfInCyber and NCSAM for our own employees, we work every day with our federal agency customers to provide best of breed cybersecurity tools, products, and expert integration services to ensure the safety and security of mission critical systems and data. Our in-house cybersecurity specialists stay current with the ever-evolving federal requirements for enhanced security and compliance, so that Govplace is ready to assist customers in finding and implementing the most appropriate and cost-effective cybersecurity technologies and solutions. We’re doing our part to help our customers across their organizations.

For more information on our cybersecurity offerings, email us at or call 571-429-5190