Forrester report reveals that cloud computing, collaboration tools and mobile devices are creating challenging new authentication issues for the enterprise
The increasing adoption and use of all things SaaS and mobile device related has created a bevy of new security challenges for today's enterprise IT departments. According to a recent report by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Symantec, enterprises are unnecessarily leaving their organizations vulnerable to unauthorized access by cybercriminals. The press release announcing the report can be found here.
The Forrester commissioned report is part of a new Symantec initiative called Strong Authentication for Enterprises (SAFE), developed to provide enterprises with third party research that looks at the activities "open" enterprises do every day by allowing access to company resources.
The Forrester report titled "Enhancing Authentication to Secure the Enterprise," looks at how enterprises can address their authentication and security practices as the adoption of cloud computing, collaboration tools and mobile device usage becomes more commonplace within the enterprise. In addition to the Forrester report, you can also read the Symantec action paper: 5 Essential Steps for Implementing Strong Authentication in the Enterprise here.
In addition to the Forrester report and our action paper, register here for our upcoming live webcast "Authenticating Your Open Enterprise: Common Myths and Critical Recommendations" on January 26 at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST with Jonathan Penn, vice president at Forrester. You can also listen to our podcast discussion with Jonathan Penn and Atri Chatterjee, vice president of User Authentication at Symantec, with an in-depth analysis of the findings of the report.