The State of Multi-factor Authentication: Survey highlights key trends & challenges
70% of employees & 40% of customers are required to use MFA while accessing corporate applications and data sources.
The increasing use of cloud-based applications, among other factors, has created an environment in which account takeovers and similar types of incursions are becoming much more common. This is where multi-factor authentication (MFA) comes into the picture.
Check out the results from this in-depth MFA survey that had the goal of determining how organizations manage security, authentication, and related issues; and to determine decision makers’ attitudes toward various authentication methods including Zero Trust, passwordless approaches, and biometrics.
Here are some of the survey highlights:
- Decision-makers perceive hardware tokens, biometrics, and mobile authenticators as the most secure authentication methods.
- Only 29% of organizations have implemented passwordless authentication workflows for employees, but another 40% are planning to do so.
- The leading driver for implementing a zero-trust architecture is to prevent data breaches, cited by 84% of respondents as an important or extremely important reason for doing so.
- When selecting an Identity and Access Management Solution (IAM), the most important selection criteria are ease of use for end users, the ability to integrate the solution into the existing IT infrastructure, and flexibility to support corporate security policies.
Download the eBook now see more of the survey results and learn more about MFA for your organization!