The Zoom video conferencing platform has received a new security update and now supports two-factor authentication for businesses. The functionality is already being released worldwide by the company and offers options to provide users with additional protection.
Zoom’s two-factor authentication provides an extra step in logging into a meeting. In addition to providing a username and password, the user must provide other evidence to prove that they are the owner of the account entering the conference room.
According to the company, the validation system can be carried out with passwords, mobile devices and also biometric data. To simplify the process, the additional level of security when logging in can also be configured with authentication applications from companies such as Microsoft and Google.
According to Zoom, the introduction of the new system will reduce the risk of identity theft and protect information from key users and company executives. The platform also suggests that adopting the technology should lower costs for small businesses and educational institutions, as it is an effective and free way to make video conferencing more secure.
How to enable two-step authentication
According to Zoom, two-step authentication can be activated individually, in user groups and for all users in an organization. Below is a step by step procedure to activate the function:
Go to the Zoom Dashboard
Click on Advanced in the navigation menu and access Security
Make sure that the option Sign in with two-factor authentication is selected
If double authentication is enabled on the company server, you can configure the feature as follows:
– For all users in your account: Enable authentication for all users of the company in Zoom.
– Users with specific roles: Enables double authentication for users who play specific roles in the organization.
– Users belonging to certain groups: Activate the function for a group of users. It can be activated using the brush symbol.
For more information about the feature, see the Zoom support website.