Bridging the Gap Between High-Security and Low-Friction Identity Management
Companies today continue to be broadly reliant on antiquated, ineffective, and unsecure password-based authentication controls. While passwordless approaches to authentication are increasingly recognized as powerful alternatives to traditional passwords, many organizations are still unsure of the level of security passwordless solutions offer. To assist organizations with making actional decisions, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted primary, survey-based research with the goal of identifying the requirements, challenges, value, and optimal approaches to introducing passwordless authentication solutions. Key findings from the research include:
- 84% of organizations are planning to adopt new authentication solutions within the next two years
- Half of respondents reported they believe passwordless approaches to authentication were more secure than passwords. By comparison, only 30% believed passwords were more secure.
- Enabling mobile device authentication with biometric-based access creates a “best of both worlds” scenario that ensures easy deployment, high-security, and improved user productivity