The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
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The complexity and number of logons employees must manage on a daily basis are increasing sources of frustration and lost productivity. The time wasted entering, changing, writing down, forgetting and resetting passwords might be in small increments, but they are frequent and add up to a significant consumption of employee time. When employees are locked out because they’ve forgotten their passwords, they cannot perform their jobs.