Remote working in the age of cybersecurity: Importance of MFA

02 Mar 2023
Wong: SendQuick has the expertise in MFA to further enhance the authentication system within its product.

As the world adjusts to the new reality of remote work, cybersecurity concerns have become increasingly prevalent.

The need for heightened and robust security measures has never been more critical, with employees accessing company networks and sensitive data from their homes.

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the remote work environment, exploiting vulnerabilities in home networks and unsecured devices to gain access to sensitive data.

In light of tightening cybersecurity amidst a slew of cyberattacks on corporate IT networks and systems these days, financial, banking, governmental and healthcare institutions today are placing high emphasis on authenticating and validating both employees’ and customers’ remote access to their personal accounts and confidential data.

One of the most effective ways to address these concerns is with the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA).

MFA is a reliable and most effective way to make sure users really are whom they say they are. It is an industry-accepted solution for remote user authentication.

By implementing MFA, this helps mitigate risks by adding an extra layer of protection against cyber attacks. It also helps prevent identity theft and fraud, which have become increasingly common in the digital age.

With MFA, this requires users to provide two or more forms of authentication before accessing a system or application, making it much more difficult for cybercriminals to gain unauthorised access.

Passwords alone are no longer sufficient to protect against sophisticated threats such as phishing and other online scams.

SendQuick Sdn Bhd provides the ideal solution for organisations seeking reliable, cost-effective and seamless MFA implementation.

Its mobile-centric MFA solution works by using a mobile app installed on the user’s phone to generate SMS one-time passwords (OTP), Soft Token, Email OTP, Push OTP, Push Authentication and National Digital ID login for example, Singpass, which makes it much more difficult for cybercriminals to gain access to sensitive data.

The user can simply enter the OTP displayed on their phone when prompted during the login or transaction process.

This innovative solution leverages the widespread use of mobile phones to deliver a convenient and cost-effective MFA implementation, which is highly suitable for a remote workforce.

Traditional MFA methods such as hardware tokens can be expensive to purchase and manage, especially for organisations with a large user base.

The mobile-centric MFA solution eliminates the need for such devices, which can result in significant cost savings for organisations.

The mobile-centric MFA solution also offers a top-notch level of security. The cryptographic algorithm used to generate OTPs ensures that each code is distinct and cannot be replicated, and is therefore not vulnerable to replay attacks.

The secret key to access is stored on the user’s phone, encrypted and protected by a pin or biometric authentication, effectively heightening the security of the solution.

SendQuick chief executive officer JS Wong said: “SendQuick has the expertise in MFA to further enhance the authentication system within its product, SendQuick Conexa, for all SSL VPN and IPSec users.”

“Implementing MFA is a convenient and highly secure way that any organisation or business can invest in for individuals – both employees and customers, to authenticate their identity, ensuring that only authorised personnel can access sensitive data and systems remotely. We bring a hassle-free onboarding experience to all companies,” he added.

Remote working in this digital age requires organisations to take a proactive approach, be vigilant and prioritise cybersecurity to ensure the authentication of their employees and their data access.

SendQuick Conexa’s robust and trusted MFA solution is now available at