The Evolution of Password Authentication and Management: A Simple Solution

The Evolution of Password Authentication and Management: A Simple Solution

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From an historical standpoint, passwords have always served a valuable purpose. In the current age, where the progress of business is achieved via highly complex computer systems and high-speed networks, organizations need a way to provide its employees with access, yet they also need to ensure protection of their digital assets.

Therefore, passwords serve two functions:

  • Passwords provide access to servers, applications, the Web, intranets, extranets and across and beyond the enterprise. Every legacy system and every new application an organization installs requires a password to enter and use it.
  • Passwords enable organizations to secure specific data, files, etc. from unauthorized persons, internally as well as externally. In addition to helping organizations ensure that only authorized individuals gain access, passwords also allow organizations to limit access to specific areas to designated groups or individuals.
Vendor:
PistolStar, Inc.
Posted:
13 Jun 2008
Published:
01 Jan 2006
Format:
PDF
Length:
13 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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