What Is The Right Way to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) technologies offer the most effective methods we have today to ensure that users are who they claim to be, but not all solutions are created equal.  Let’s take a look at a few kew bullet points to be mindful of when assessing your 2FA options.

When comparing different two-factor authentication methods, keep the following characteristics in mind:

Impact on Security

Effectiveness against risks linked to credential theft, and underlying security and dependability are the most crucial security characteristics of an authentication solution. The primary purpose is to lower your company’s risk of a data breach. It is not worth deploying (at any cost) a system that is readily bypassed or does not provide full protection.

Total Ownership Costs

For a two-factor system, the total cost of ownership (TCO) covers all direct and indirect costs of ownership, including upfront, capital, license, support, maintenance, and many other unknown charges over time, such as professional services and continuing operation and administration costs.

Business Initiatives that are Strategic

Consider how a new security solution will connect with current or future business efforts, such as legacy systems, bring your own device (BYOD), remote work, or the use of cloud apps, when assessing a new security solution.

Compliance regulations, which vary by sector and location, are another business driver to consider. 


The time spent implementing, installing, and adjusting to the solution is referred to as time to value or time to security. Determine how long it will take for your firm to reap the benefits of a two-factor authentication system in terms of security. This is especially crucial following a recent data breach or security incident.

Resources Needed

Consider how much time, money, and other resources you’ll need to connect your apps, manage users and devices, and maintain and monitor your system. Find out what your provider covers and where you need to fill in the blanks.

Getting Started – What You’ll Need. 

Two-step verification requires an email address, a phone number, or an authenticator app (we recommend two separate email addresses, one for usual usage and one as a backup just in case).

Let’s turn on 2FA!

Two-factor authentication solutions from JENLOR combine straightforward usability with powerful security features to guard against the most recent attack tactics while also providing a frictionless authentication experience.