Is Authentication Still Relevant?

David Baier, Solution Architect, Ping Identity

Many companies and organizations are currently looking at multi-factor authentication (MFA) to improve IT account security. They have realized that simple password procedures alone are no longer sufficient for adequate security.

Customers are also simply annoyed: whether it’s newsletters, shopping portals or streaming services – new passwords are constantly being added. Even if these can be conveniently managed, there is still the risk of the singular factor, which is either rarely or never changed or where the change process is not user-friendly.

How can the authentication process be improved? Or to go further: do we need authentication at all?

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