Analyst Report: The Era of the Password Has Passed



The need to strengthen enterprise authentication is almost universally acknowledged. Security professionals are quick to look at two-factor and multifactor solutions to accomplish the goal; clearly, the addition of second and third factors addresses the need. However, there is a failure in the process to consider the value of the first factor in such solutions, the value of the password. In this Link, IDC examines the value of the password and its limited value in the future of enterprise network security.