Survey Finds More Enterprises Using Multi-Factor Authentication

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According to the results of a recent survey of more than 350 senior IT decision makers worldwide, 37 percent of organizations surveyed now use multi-factor authentication for a majority of employees, up from 30 percent in 2013.

By 2016, 56 percent of organizations expect the majority of their users to leverage multi-factor authentication.

SafeNet's 2014 Global Annual Authentication Survey [PDF] also found that 34 percent of organizations today require mobile users to leverage multi-factor authentication, with that number expected to grow to 54 percent by 2016.

“Ultimately, enterprises must accept that their staff will find ways to use mobile devices to access corporate data -- with or without permission," SafeNet vice president of cloud solutions Jason Hart said in a statement. "Instead of preventing access, IT decision-makers need to deploy multi-factor authentication, which can offer the protection of corporate resources, while allowing staff access and maintaining productivity and performance."