Includes large enterprises that wish to provide an extra layer of protection and user convenience, and SMBs with limited security budgets
BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LastPass, the global leader in password management, today released the findings of an IDC Global Survey on Identity and Access Management by LastPass. The survey revealed that “balancing company security requirements and the employee user experience” is the number one identity challenge, followed by "employees struggling with too many passwords."
As organizations continue to face the challenges of managing a higher volume of remote employees who need to access different tools and systems outside of a traditional office, leaders can no longer rely on pre-pandemic protocols, policies and infrastructures to keep online data secure. According to the survey, 83% of the organizations who have suffered a security breach believe the breach resulted from a compromised password or identity compromise such as phishing, highlighting a greater need for organizations to adopt identity and access management solutions that work with all employees, are capable of securing every credential in the company, and promote the right security behaviors.
With employees continuing to struggle with having to remember upwards of 50-120 passwords, enabling a password manager creates a universal and user-friendly solution to allow employees to securely access the tools they need to effectively do their job. Adopting a password management solution puts the employee in control, helping to drive security awareness and transforming users into one of the strongest defenses against potential security threats.
“Identity and access controls are core components for addressing many future-of-work imperatives. As the number of daily login events rises, the user experience increases in importance. Enterprise password management (EPM) addresses security requirements while providing a consistent and comfortable user experience,” said Mark Child, Research Manager at IDC. “It’s imperative that organizations put in place a universal and user-friendly solution to enable all their employees to securely access the tools they need to do their jobs, regardless of where that may be. Security controls need to be transparent and manageable for all users.”
Additional key findings from the IDC InfoBrief, Enabling the Future of Work with EPM, Identity and Access Controls, include:
“Long gone are the days of workers being tied to their desks, and this new environment is bringing even newer security challenges for companies. This latest survey explores the future of work and how businesses can expand their security amid rising identity attacks in the industry,” said Katie Petrillo, Director of Product Marketing for LastPass. “As we look to the future of the workplace, employers who embrace deploying a single, user-friendly solution will help ease the employee experience, which is why password managers are fundamental to securing identity and access within an organization.”
For more information, visit: Enabling the Future of Work with EPM, Identity and Access Controls
Source: IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by LastPass, Enabling the Future of Work with EPM, Identity and Access Controls, doc #EUR148370521, January 2022
LastPass commissioned IDC to conduct a survey to reveal insights on enabling the future of work with EPM, Identity and Access Controls. The responses were generated from a survey of 700 professionals at organizations across a variety of industries in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany, Australia, Singapore, France and India.
LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 30 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 85,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multifactor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users. For more information, visit https://lastpass.com. LastPass is trademarked in the U.S. and other countries.