Today, creating a strong password for the security of your digital accounts is not enough. Because the common users are not regularly creating a secure passwords for their different accounts. Hence, it becomes imperative to use two factor authentication technologies to augment the security of your accounts. You should enable two factor authentication methods in your device so that hackers cannot be able to gain access over your personal information just by going to your social media account. Webroot team wants their customer to enable two-factor authentication for the protection of their account. You can install this well known software through www.webroot.com/safe. In this article, you will read why you should use 2 FA and how to enable it.
This method adds an extra layer of security to your login credentials. While login to your account by entering the password is a single factor authentication and sending the code which you get on your mobile to verify yourself is the second factor authentication which add extra layer of security to your account. This method increases protection of your account from unauthorized access. There are 3 categories of Two Factor Authentication for accessing an account- something which you know is password, something which you have is ID card or mobile phone and something which you are like fingerprints.
Enabling Two Factor Authentication:
For this, first you have to go to the Webroot Management Console, and then you have to log in just by using your Business Admin account credentials. Here, you will see the Setup 2FA screen. If you are logging for the first time in the Management Console, then you have to click on Setup 2FA to begin the process, or you can also click on Skip for now just to continue to the Console. Here, you will see the Setup 2FA screen on your computer which asks you to pick two security questions and give your answers, and then you have to click on Continue option. You can download and install an authenticator app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for your smart phone or tablet with a working camera. The mobile authentication apps are Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator and Authy 2-Factor Authentication.
When you download an authenticator app, then you have to open the app. After this, just follow the instruction to enable the app to access the camera of your Smartphone, so that you can be able to scan the QR code shown which is there in the Management Console. Now you have to enter the verification code from the authenticator app in the required field and then click on Verify Code. When the code is verified, then on your computer screen you will get a Verification Successful message. After this, you have to click on Complete Setup to complete the setting up of 2FA. Now 2FA is enabled. You have to click on Go to Console to log in to the Endpoint Protection Console just by using 2FA. At the end, you will get the email from Webroot which will inform you that 2FA is enabled for your account.
If you want more help, then you can visit to the site of Webroot through webroot.com/safe.