IT security
Rising interest in cloud solutions for authentication

Due to security concerns, especially given the growing use of mobile devices, companies are increasingly opting for the use of new and more secure authentication solutions.

According to a survey conducted by the Dutch security provider Gemalto, 86% of the IT organisations surveyed currently plan to introduce two-factor authentication for cloud applications. While this method is already being used by 38%, this figure is forecast to rise to 51% in two years. Two-factor authentication is already more widespread for verifying the identity of external users. In this area, it is used by 52% of companies.

Companies are particularly interested in authentication solutions that can be centrally managed, for example, as a cloud-based Authentication as a Service. 90% of respondents even cite a cloud connection as the decisive criterion for acquiring such an application. (Source: Gemalto/rf)