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<p><strong>Redwood City, Calif. &mdash; June 13</strong><br />According to a comprehensive market survey titled, &ldquo;Password Pain Poll,&rdquo; by DigitalPersona and the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum, confidential IT data breach is rampant across businesses of all sizes and industries, as password pass-along and pinup rates soar among IT professionals, including C-level executives.<br /><br />In the survey, IT and security professionals revealed that corporate password pains are proliferating to the point of presenting a disastrous business threat with costly network data breaches.&nbsp; </p><p>In fact, C-level executives report the highest levels of password exchanges.<br /><br />Highlights of the research include:<br /></p><ul><li>68 percent of C-level executives say network passwords have been exchanged with colleagues in their organization.</li><li>Nearly half (48 percent) of C-suite management respondents said their top security priority this year is ease of use and increased productivity. This was five times higher than lowering cost of secure access (9.5 percent).</li><li>40 percent said half or more of their employees can access confidential information with passwords, smart cards or tokens.</li></ul><p>Several options are on the market today to help businesses tackle authentication throughout their enterprises, but fingerprint technology continues to deliver a superior security solution for convenience, security and affordability.&nbsp;</p>

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