Investigating the hidden costs in “free” password security.
Is Password Security really a problem? As companies extend access to their business online, they need enhanced password security, better identity management, and improved remote access control.
In this paper, we will explore the total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with the use of password security to allow small and medium sized businesses to make an informed decision about the value of strong authentication systems such as AuthAnvil. We will show that the hidden costs of “free” password security actually outweigh the costs of implementing strong authentication, and offer far less protection.