A new report published from Cisco's Duo Security, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. According to the report, more than half of organizations are planning to implement a passwordless strategy, and forty-six percent of respondents said that security issues related to compromised credentials are the most frustrating or concerning aspect of dealing with passwords in their environment.
Security experts at Axiad weighed in on what this report could mean for the industry and organizations looking at their password programs.
According to Nicolas Malbranche, Senior Product Manager, Axiad:
"This reports confirms accelerating trends that are changing how people work. We've reached a stage where companies need to address advanced security threats, all the while adjusting to a new hybrid workplace where users are increasingly on the front line. Good security starts with a frictionless experience and extends to all users interactions throughout the day. Today this can really only happen with a range of authentication technologies, and enterprises should always consider first how to manage those centrally and consistently."
Microsoft is one of the companies helping drive the move to passwordless, with more than 200 million commercial customers already adopting Windows Hello for Business, and passwordless support recently announced for every consumer. Last week, Axiad announced support for Windows Hello for Business, extending the WHfB passwordless experience to every user, machine, and digital interaction across the enterprise.
According to Jerome Becquart, COO, Axiad:
“Windows Hello for Business provides a much needed step towards eliminating passwords, but the reality is that today’s enterprises have a wide range of use cases that require multiple and sometimes complex credentials to securely manage their resources. Axiad is committed to eliminating the confusion and complexity that users face by consolidating credential management into a single platform that is simple and consistent to use across all of their credential issuance and life cycle management.”