Microsoft is set to introduce Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) directly within its Outlook app, providing added security for many Microsoft 365 business users.
MFA is a critical tool for protecting your online accounts from cyber threats. It generates a one-time passcode each time you log in, providing an extra layer of security. Typically, this code is sent to an authenticator app on your phone or via SMS or phone call. Additionally, biometric login options such as fingerprints or face ID can speed up the process.
While Microsoft agrees that MFA is crucial, it recognizes that the added seconds it takes to complete the authentication process can be frustrating. In response, Microsoft is streamlining MFA for Microsoft 365 business users by incorporating MFA directly within the Outlook app, in a feature known as Authenticator Lite.
Previously, users had to rely on a separate authenticator app or receive login codes. This improvement will help to save time while maintaining the security offered by MFA.
At present, there is no news regarding the availability of this feature for personal PCs or other operating systems. However, we will keep you updated with any developments.
We recommend that all businesses implement MFA to protect against the majority of cyber threats. If you require further assistance or advice on implementing MFA or optimizing Microsoft 365, please do not hesitate to contact us.