Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Managing passwords is still a challenge for the enterprise

According to, managing passwords is still a challenge for the enterprise. William Jackson writes,

the overhead required to manage passwords for a large population of users can overwhelm a help desk, and managing large numbers of passwords can be complex for end users. The problems are magnified by requirements for complex passwords that must be regularly changed. Still, passwords are not disappearing despite the proliferation of certificates, tokens and other schemes for access management, and tools for managing them are still in evidence at this week’s RSA Security Conference.

Jackson intereviews Phil Lieberman president of Lieberman Software Corp. and Bill Carey, vice president of business development for Siber Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va. for this article. Both Lieberman and Carey offer their own take on how difficult it is to manage passwords.

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