Two Factor Authentication for Kaseya
High-profile security breaches are all over the headlines. More than ever, MSPs are covering all of their bases to ensure their systems and tools are secure in hopes of protecting their clients from a disastrous data scandal. Remote access has always been considered a high-risk area in IT management and security, given that the most hackers aren’t in the office as they maliciously seek entry into protected networks and systems. This is why many IT professionals are looking to enhance the level of security on their favorite remote management and monitoring (RMM) super-tool, Kaseya.
With its comprehensive IT systems management platform and breakthrough RMM tools, Kaseya allows MSPs to improve client satisfaction and increase efficiency—as well as their bottom line. Kaseya provides MSPs with an impressive level of remote access and interaction with their clients systems and resources. IT professionals love Kaseya for its robust platform and unrivaled convenience, but they also recognize that should a criminal find a way to log in to their Kaseya account, that criminal would also be granted broad remote access to client data and resources. It’s a scary thought.
Introducing our new eBook on Kaseya
Our new eBook, “How to Secure Access to Kaseya Using Two Factor Authentication,” addresses the security concerns of MSPs who consider Kaseya to be a vital part of their business, revenue, and growth. In addition to exploring the potential dangers of a Kaseya-related security breach, and the ways in which Kaseya could be compromised and attacked by a malicious party, the new eBook discusses two factor authentication (2fa) and how it can be used to secure Kaseya instances and client systems.
Many MSPs still use single factor authentication (SFA) for Kaseya. This means users only have to enter one security factor, a password, before being logged into Kaseya. Of course, passwords are the “weak link” in IT security; most security breaches are the result of a compromised password, whether the password is over-shared, over-simplified so that a hacker can use a script to guess it, or entered by a malicious former employee whose access hasn’t yet been revoked. Simply put: 2fa is a must-have, especially for programs like Kaseya that allow deep data and system access.
When Kaseya is protected with 2fa, in order to gain access, a user must present not only a password (something they “know”) but also another security factor, like a one-time access code generated by a mobile app on their smartphone (something they “have”) or a fingerprint scan (something they “are”). So, even if a hacker is able to steal the password, they won’t be able to present the second required security factor. They wouldn’t be able to get into Kaseya. This is why a 2fa-protected Kaseya is nearly impenetrable to an outside attack.
Many MSPs worry that additional security requirements will complicate their Kaseya and make the platform harder to use and access. Our eBook also explains how 2fa and password management make the lives of MSPs and technicians much easier with user-friendly and cutting-edge password and security options.
With centralized password management, password-related maintenance tasks (like resets, expirations, updates, etc.) can easily be automated; password policy can be enforced with customized password templates. 2fa also allows MSPs to consider SSO (the crème de la crème of password security, as I like to call it). With SSO, a user logs in once with 2fa. They are then taken to their SSO portal, where they can access all of their applications and programs with a single click. Pretty cool.