Corporations are increasingly extending access to corporate data in order to run their businesses more effectively. In the process, however, one could say that they are locking the doors but opening windows through the use of technologies like mobile computing, data sharing, SaaS and Web 2.0 applications. Even when enterprises recognize the need for strong authentication, they continue to be misinformed about costs or ease of deployment and use associated with strong authentication. Research has shown that strong authentication doesn't cost any more than password management, and can often save companies money by reducing Help Desk expenditures while providing greater security and eliminating the need for exhaustive password policies.
This white paper provides an in-depth look at the realities of what two factor authentication has evolved into today, and in doing so recommends five key steps that businesses should take when re-evaluating their access security policies.