Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in 5 minutes

Modern multi-factor authentication (MFA) like FIDO authentication is one of the best ways to protect identity online. With Secfense you can add any MFA method to any application in 5 minutes.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor Authentication, or MFA, is an approach that lets users protect their login credentials by requiring two or more independent authentication factors. There are several different types of factors, which include the knowledge factor (something known only to the person who is trying to authenticate), the possession factor (something owned only by that person), and the inherent factor (something only that person is).

What is the difference between 2FA and MFA?

The most popular form of multi-factor authentication is two-factor authentication, which is used by various online services, social media platforms, and most banks. The three most popular factors are pretty clearly defined. The knowledge factor includes PIN codes, the “What is your mother’s maiden name” type of questions, passwords, or swipe patterns. The possession factor comprises physical items, such as cryptographic keys or local authenticators (e.g., smartphones). The inherence factor is based on biometrics and includes face recognition, fingerprint scans, or voiceprints.

If you want to make your application more secure, you can use either more factors or more advanced authentication methods.

Many people still do not use multi-factor authentication, and there are a few reasons for that. Firstly, not all online services support it. The number of online brands that do, however, is increasing every year. A couple of years ago, only banks and big technology companies used that service. Now, almost every social media platform supports it. Most of the big e-commerce sites do so as well.

Secondly, some people like to share their private accounts with a business partner or their significant other. In such a case, MFA would not work because they would have to share a smartphone all the time. In the corporate environment, this would naturally constitute a breach of the basic security rules, but in private life, people often place comfort over security. Moreover, there are also people who just do not want to add any extra steps to their login process and are comfortable with how things are.

Ignoring MFA may be acceptable when it comes to personal data security protection, but when enterprise security is concerned, the solution should definitely be adopted. The risk related to compromising company data is simply too high. Visit our page dedicated to two-factor authentication and learn answers to questions such as:

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We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that the User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.

Krzysztof Słotwiński

Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer

BNP Paribas Bank Poland

As part of the pre-implementation analysis, we verified that users utilize a wide range of client platforms: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and traditional mobile phones. Each of these devices differs in technological advancement, features, and level of security. Because of this, and also due to the recommendation of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF), we decided to introduce additional protection in the form of multi-factor authentication mechanisms based on FIDO. As a result, users of our applications can log in safely, avoiding common cyber threats such as phishing, account takeover, and theft of their own and their clients’ data.

Marcin Bobruk



We are excited to partner with Secfense to enhance our user access security for our web apps. By integrating their User Access Security Broker, we ensure seamless and secure protection for our applications and systems, delivering superior security and convenience to our customers.

Charm Abeywardana

IT & Infrastructure

Visium Networks

Before investing in Secfense, we had the opportunity to talk to its existing clients. Their reactions were unanimous: wow, it’s so easy to use. We were particularly impressed by the fact that implementing their solution does not require the involvement of IT developers. It gives Secfense a huge advantage over the competition, and at the same time opens the door to potential customers who so far were afraid of changes related to the implementation of multi-factor authentication solutions.

Mateusz Bodio

Managing Director


Even when the network and infrastructure are secured enough, social engineering and passwords can be used to gain control of the system by attackers. Multifactor authentication is the current trend. Secfense addresses this and allows you to build zero trust security and upgrade your current systems to passwordless applications within minutes, solving this problem right away,” said Eduard Kučera, Partner at Presto Ventures and cybersecurity expert – former Director in hugely successful Czech multinational cyber security firm Avast.

Eduard Kučera


Presto Ventures

One of the biggest challenges the world is facing today is securing our identity online. That’s why we were so keen to have Secfense in our portfolio. They make it possible to introduce strong authentication in an automated way. Until now, organizations had to selectively protect applications because the deployment of new technology was very hard, or even impossible. With Secfense, the implementation of multi-factor authentication is no longer a problem, and all organizations can use the highest standards of authentication security.

Stanislav Ivanov

Founding Partner

Tera Ventures

Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.

Dariusz Pitala

Head of IT