Zoom is now offering Two Factor Authentication to help admins and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches. With the benefits that 2FA can provide, Zoom is giving its users an insight as to how it works, including offering improved security, enhanced compliance, reduced costs, and easier credential management.
The 2FA identifies users by requiring them to present two or more pieces of evidence or credentials that authenticate the ownership of their accounts. The evidence/credentials can be in the form of a password or pin, a smart card or mobile device, or users' fingerprints or voice.
According to Zoom, its 2FA will benefit users by providing them improved security as it reduces the risk of identity theft and security breaches by adding an extra layer of security, making it capable of preventing anyone from accessing accounts or devices.
With 2FA, organizations can meet compliance obligations for sensitive data and customer information. It would also serve as a free and effective way to validate users and prevent security breaches, so small businesses and schools would not have to pay for SSO services.
Moreover, 2FA makes constant password management easier with the help of its additional level of security.
With 2FA, Zoom users can either use authentication apps protocol like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and FreeOTP that support Time-Based One-Time Password protocol, or have a code received from Zoom via SMS or call.
In order to enable the Zoom 2FA, account admins simply need to sign in to the Zoom Dashboard and then in the Navigation Menu, click Advanced and then Security. The option of 2FA will be found there, which can be then enabled. Moreover, there will be three options available to enable 2FA for: All users in your account, Users with specific roles, and Users belonging to specific groups. Based on the preference, the admin can select one of the three options and click Save to confirm the settings.