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2020 Access Management Index - Europe and Middle East Edition

Passwords on the rise despite evidence that they are increasingly unable to protect

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The explosion of cloud identities has set IT decision makers on a quest for reconciling the speed of cloud with the security, compliance and scalability needs of the enterprise. Surpassing the user experience offered by mainstream consumer applications, cloud access management solutions have emerged to address the multi-faceted challenges of the new identity perimeter.

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2020 Key Findings


still rate username and password as an effective means of protecting their IT infrastructure


believe unprotected infrastructure, like new IoT devices, present the biggest targets for cyber-attacks


of IT leaders find it easier to sell the need for security to their boards up from 29% last year


believe strong authentication and access management solutions can facilitate secure cloud adoption


revealed employee authentication needs to be able to support secure access to a broad range of services including virtual private networks and cloud applications


plan to further utilize passwordless authentication methods

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About the 2020 Thales Access Management Index
Europe and Middle East Edition

Thales partnered with independent technology market research specialist Vanson Bourne to gain insights from 400 executives in seven countries with responsibility for, or influence over, IT and data security.

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