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Information for Small-to-Medium Sized Businesses

Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) are the life-blood of the economy. Too often, security solutions are too complex and too expensive for a company with limited resources. WiKID has developed the WiKID Strong Authentication solution to be simple to install and maintain and far less expensive than traditional hardware tokens or any reader-based system - including USB tokens.

The WiKID Strong Authentication Server is an appliance. All administration is done via a Web interface. WiKID Systems can provide you with all the help and information you need to set-up the server in a matter of minutes.

Because employees tend to be such a key factor in the success of an SMB, it is imperative that they have access to what they need when they need it. For a consultant that bills out at $150 per hour, being locked out of the network due to a forgotten password is very expensive. Most SMBs don't have a 24 x 7 helpdesk either, so the consultant might be locked out for the weekend! SMBs also are more at risk of catastrophy in the case of a breach. Special care should be taken to avoid releasing client information.

Problems

 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Increasing integration with large customers
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Password resets are 30-50% of all helpdesk calls
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Increasing demand for telecommuting
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Protect key information
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Require a simple solution
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  No budget for increasing security




 
WiKID Benefits

 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Password reset tool creates immediate savings
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  WiKID provides scripts to automate initial validations
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Leverage inexpensive wireless devices
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  'Drop-in' integration into network via Radius or LDAP
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Strong authentication for telecommuters
 red_arrow_grey (1K)  Employees never locked out

 
Authentication Costs per Year







Item Hard Tokens WiKID
Password resets $60 $0
Tokens/Clients $25 $24
Distribution/Set Up $7.50 $0.50
Server Software/Maintenance $16.50 $3.17
Total Costs: $109.00 $27.67

Assumes 3,000 users over 2 years



 

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