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Protect Your Business with Two-Factor Authentication

Losing your business and livelihood due to a security breach or careless password security is a real possibility. Protect it.

Two factor authentication with Google Authenticator

What is two-factor authentication?

Many online web services are protected only by a single password; but within the past year, compromised identities and stolen passwords have exposed weaknesses in this "single-factor" authentication.

Computer criminals targeting the mortgage industry have recently stepped up their attacks. Mortgage loan officers and processors have had their credentials stolen and used to illegally access credit reports using the mortgage company's account. If this happens to you, your ability to pull credit reports could be suspended from all credit reporting vendors. The process of regaining access to credit data once you've experienced a security breach will be expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive to your business. Some clients have even lost their business.

As a leader in information technology security in the credit reporting industry, Avantus is now able to offer your business added protection from these computer criminals.

Enter two-factor authentication.

Avantus uses the Google Authenticator App to provide this additional layer of security. To login to your account, you must have the Google Authenticator App installed on your mobile device. You can download the app from iTunes (iOS devices) or Google Play (Android).

Two-factor authentication is already in use in banks, governments, universities, and global enterprises around the world. It works from any computer, platform and browser without the need to install additional software on your computer systems.

What does it cost?

Until recently, two factor authentication solutions were cost prohibitive for everyone except the largest enterprises. Advances in technology now allow Avantus to provide this type of advanced security to everyone. There is no cost for the app and no fee from Avantus.

Given the potential costs that a security breach can bring, we think you'll agree that two-factor authentication is a wise investment.

If you have any questions about two-factor authentication, or would like to start using it to protect your account, simply give us a call at 800-243-0120 or send an email through our Contact Us page.