Passwords aren't free. As the number of applications that
each user must access increases, the cost associated with
managing these passwords and their impact on the user keeps
rising. Organizations are confronted with the following realities
surrounding the use of passwords:
• The number of systems, web sites, networks, applications, etc. requiring user name/password authentication is increasing, confronting users with a growing list of passwords to remember.
• Passwords are subject to sniffing, sharing, brute force attacks, dictionary attacks, theft, social engineering, personal information gathering, and just plain guessing.
• Strong password policies are difficult and costly to enforce. A strong password typically consists of a random set of characters, is at least 8 characters long, and is changed frequently. However, the more complex the password, the harder it becomes to remember. Users either end up writing down their passwords and saving them someplace for easy access (completely undermining security) or they forget them, requiring a call to the help desk to reset their password. Significant industry statistics indicate that 30% - 50% of a help desk's resources are consumed in managing and resetting passwords.
• End-user resistance to strong passwords remains a major obstacle.
Kyrotec’s Solution- USB Security Dongles: