What’s Your Password?
What do the terms “password” and “123456” have in common? Year after year they’re the two most common passwords used in the US. Football, baseball, and qwerty all make the top 10 list as well. Are you guilty of using any of these terms to secure your most important documents?
You may already be taking network security seriously (at at least think you are), but maybe it’s time to take things to the next level with strong, easy-to-manage passwords.
Your business has always taken security seriously and been mindful of protecting your data. You’ve invested in firewalls, anti-virus programs, spam filtering, and backup/disaster recovery tools. But when is the last time you considered the first line of defense beyond all these security measures? Passwords are used to protect your systems, data, and online accounts; however, the difficulty of remembering strong passwords often puts people off when creating them. Instead many of us are guilty of using the same password for all of our accounts, which isn’t a wise decision.
Why is password management important?
In a world where password hacking software can test up to 10 billion password combinations in seconds, entire businesses rely on the memory of different team members for critical account passwords, and anyone can learn how to crack a password through a simple YouTube video. Our password management service, PassPortal, makes it simple for you to use strong passwords while delivering the following benefits:
- Ease of use: Staff members can easily reset their own Windows login passwords without needing to call the help-desk and wait for a response.
- Enhanced productivity: Staff members will no longer waste time hunting for or trying to remember passwords.
- Improved operational efficiency: Staff members will be able to consolidate website favorites/bookmarks across all computers using one click login tools.
- Unsurpassed security: Staff members will use more complex passwords as opposed to easily remembered passwords – and each password will be unique, reducing the risk of a data breach.
To further enhance security and verify the identities of those accessing your passwords, our service also offers multi-factor authentication. This allows you to log on using an expiring one-time passcode that’s sent via SMS, email or phone call to protect you from key loggers, over-the-shoulder peeking, and sticky notes.
Let our password management solution improve your organization’s productivity and increase your security and operational efficiency. Give us a call today at 616.837.6930 or email us for more information.