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Two-Factor Authentication Offers Added Security

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Passwords can be hacked, forgotten, and often repeated over multiple sites. That increases your risks in today’s heightened threat landscape.
 
At Word & Brown, we take cyber security seriously. By adding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to your account, you gain a second layer of protection to prevent unauthorized access to your clients’ data.
 

What is 2FA?

2FA is a two-step verification or dual-factor authentication process designed to ensure only you – or those you authorize – can gain access to your account. You may already be familiar with 2FA because LinkedIn, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, among others, are using it right now.
 

Why is 2FA important?

2FA delivers a higher level of security than single-factor authentication methods like a pass code or password. Even if you’re hacked, you retain account control with 2FA.
 

Setting Up 2FA Is Easy

If you choose to enable your account with 2FA, simply follow these steps:
  • Login to your Word & Brown account with your username and password as usual
  • Go to the Account Details page under My Account
  • Select the Security tab
  • Check "Enable Two-Factor Authentication" and click Save Changes
  • You'll receive a special code in your email inbox to securely complete your login
If you haven't received the code in your email inbox please check your Spam folder. For further assistance, you can reach out to our Help Desk at helpdesk@wordandbrown.com or call 877.440.9469 (press 1).
 
If you have a shared login used by more than one person, we can help you establish accounts for members of your team. That way everyone is secured individually through 2FA. Download the Team Login Request Form to get started.
 
Name and email are the only required fields on the form. Each user will be able to choose the email to which the 2FA message is sent. After your team is set up, team members will receive individual emails to establish their passwords.
 
Consider 2FA – to protect you, your account, and your clients’ information.

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