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Salesforce requires MFA from 1 Feb 2022

Beginning February 1, 2022, Salesforce will require customers to use MFA in order to access Salesforce products. All internal users who log in to Salesforce products (including partner solutions) through the user interface must use MFA for every login. Salesforce encourages you to start planning for this change now, and where possible, begin implementing MFA.

Why is Salesforce requiring MFA?

Taken from their website: “There’s nothing more important than the trust and success of our customers. We understand that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of each customer’s data is vital to their business, and we take the protection of that data very seriously. As the global threat landscape evolves, it’s important for our customers to understand that the types of attacks that can cripple their business and exploit consumers are on the rise. As businesses transition to remote work environments, it’s more important than ever to implement stronger security measures.

A key part of your security strategy is safeguarding access to your Salesforce user accounts. On their own, usernames and passwords no longer provide sufficient protection against cyberattacks. That’s where MFA comes in. It’s one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent unauthorized account access and safeguard your data and your customers’ data. We’re requiring customers to implement MFA to help mitigate the risks stemming from threats like phishing attacks, credential stuffing, and compromised devices.”

To read the entire Salesforce article, which addresses any concerns you may have – click here.

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