As a large enterprise with major enterprises as customers, VMware has tens of thousands of colleagues accessing apps daily. Unfortunately, the traditional sign-on process to access those apps is vulnerable to hacking, a fact compounded as each app requires a separate password. At issue is that passwords are not managed properly—colleagues often write them down or are otherwise lax with security. This leaves passwords open to theft and puts a significant drain on IT support. And alternative solutions (such as exponential passwords) don’t really work in reality as colleagues either bypass them or ignore safeguards altogether.
[EXTERNAL POST BY ROBERT COGGINS]