Passwords are problematic. They’re arguably the weakest link in security, a leading cause of breaches, and difficult to manage. Passwords are just bad—bad for security and bad for user experiences. Yet, despite their shortcomings, passwords remain ubiquitous. Adopting passwordless authentication can solve the inherent problems of passwords to deliver stronger security and better user experience.
For customers, passwordless improves engagement, lowers abandonment rates and ultimately drives higher revenues. For employees, less time entering and resetting passwords means higher productivity and significantly less strain on helpdesks. The security benefits are also clear: 80% of breaches involve brute force attacks or the use of lost or stolen credentials1. Passwordless provides a clear long-term solution to better security and user experience.
Passwordless technology is readily available today and many organizations want to pursue it. But, adoption is still low. That’s because passwordless is not a single solution per se, but rather one that requires integrations of multiple products and technologies. Also, it’s not simply an IT or security decision but rather requires buy-in from various leaders throughout an organization. Lastly, every organization has its own unique technology and use case requirements that must be addressed. As a result, businesses are often confused about where to start and how to increase passwordless adoption amongst their users.
Read on to learn more about the challenges that come with passwords, why we're still using them and what passwordless authentication is. Finally, we'll offer guidance on how organizations can navigate their passwordless journeys from start to finish and the various options available to them.
80% of breaches involve brute force attacks or the use of lost or stolen credentials.1