Anyone in the enterprise setting knows that security is a top priority, and keeping ones organization secure is a top concern. With Azure, Microsoft realizes that and more, and comes up with ways to make sure Azure users stay secure as well. With that, Tuesday released the Azure Authenticator App.
The purpose behind any authenticator app is to provide an additional level of security to a software, hardware, or mixed hybrid use. Authenticator apps are used for a number of Microsoft services already, and the new Azure Authenticator app now adds a strong level of safety to Azure for users.
Made By Microsoft
The Azure Authenticator App is designed by Microsoft to work exclusively with Azure, for enterprise users. It replaces the multi-factor authentication app published by PhoneFactor, and is the single application needed to protect Azure. This means it simply works and works very well with Azure.
It also works with other Microsoft accounts, Google, and other provides that support OATH one-time passcodes. This level of security means that one passcode is issued to the user, and that passcode alone works to authenticate the user for the service. This is huge when it comes to keeping data safe.
Works On All Mobile Platforms
The perfect thing about the Azure Authenticator App is that it works with Windows Phones, iOS devices, and Android phones and is available for free in the applicable app stores. It is a quick download, and doesn’t require a ton of time to get it setup. This means it can be used right away.
Users who are using the PhoneFactor Multi-Factor Authentication app can move the new apps, by following steps listed on the help page of the app. Microsoft is looking for feedback from Azure users as well, and is eager to share this with Azure users. It keeps all users safe and their data safer.
If you use Azure, download this app. It’s free, and it keeps Azure secure.