BYOA: Bring Your Own Authentication
Most people who use IT or Internet applications would agree that the current username/password mode of authentication is cumbersome, ineffective, and obsolete. According to ESG research, 55% of information security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) believe that username/password authentication should be completely eliminated or relegated to non-business critical applications only.
Recognizing the foibles of usernames and passwords, ESG research indicates that 57% of enterprise organizations use multi-factor authentication technologies. Unfortunately, multi-factor authentication technology has been too expensive and complex to roll-out across enterprises or offer to online consumers.
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