6. Password Management Technologies
Account credentials are a hot commodity on underground hacker forums, and organizations are considering technologies that help ensure environments are protected with strong passwords. According to Rapid7, users should be prompted to change their passwords on a quarterly basis. Identity and access management projects can be extremely complex, channel experts told CRN, but a new breed of point technologies are gaining interest. Multifactor authentication, automated user provisioning systems and reporting technologies can help businesses manage the myriad of authentication and access issues that IT administrators face on a daily basis.