With phishing and other password-theft scams on the rise, safeguarding your agency’s data has never been more important.
Of course, EZLynx continues to aggressively ensure that our system is secure. Cloud-based agency management systems minimize many of your operational risks by offloading your critical infrastructure, removing physical storage needs, and enhancing security.
But in the end, all it takes is a simple username and password for someone (hopefully you) to access all of your client data in our system.
That is why multi-factor authentication is so important, and we are encouraging you to enable this feature on your account, as it will soon be required for all EZLynx accounts.
What is multi-factor authentication?
You may have heard of this before, and you likely have already experienced it at your banking website. To put it simply, multi-factor (or two-factor, two-step, etc.) authentication ensures that just because someone has your password, they still cannot access your account until they complete another step to prove their identity. They must also have access to a second means of authentication, usually in the form of your physical mobile phone, which most likely is never far away from your hand!
Enabling multi-factor authentication is easy.
If you’re an EZLynx Rating Engine or Management System customer, you already have multi-factor authentication available to you! It just needs to be enabled.
EZLynx Multi-Factor Authentication supports sending a verification code to your email address or as a text message to your phone. We recommend that you choose the Text Message option as the most secure and reliable method.
You can learn how to get started here.