Benefits of Passwordless Authentication

Traditionally, password has long been the cornerstone of authentication.  However, as cyber threats continue to evolve, passwords are increasingly becoming a liability rather than a security asset. Unauthorised access through compromised passwords and deceptive phishing websites poses significant threats to cybersecurity professionals, presenting persistent challenges in safeguarding sensitive data and systems.


In this edition of QuickTip, we highlight the benefits of passwordless authentication, a paradigm shift that promises enhanced security, improved user experience, and simplified access management. At the forefront of this revolution is Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO2) authentication, offering a host of benefits that pave the way for a password-free future.

Enhanced Security:

FIDO2 leverages on cutting-edge security measures such as biometrics (like fingerprint or facial recognition) and hardware-based security keys to fortify defenses against phishing attacks and other common cyber threats. By integrating these robust authentication methods, FIDO2 significantly enhances security posture by offering multi-factor authentication solutions that go beyond traditional password-based systems.

Interoperability and Standardisation:

FIDO2 is endorsed by leading industry standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, ensuring its widespread adoption and interoperability across various platforms and services. This endorsement signifies a collective commitment from industry stakeholders to implement consistent and robust security measures, fostering a unified approach to authentication that transcends individual products and organisations. By adhering to established standards, FIDO2 promotes seamless integration with existing infrastructure and technologies, facilitating smoother deployment and reducing compatibility issues. Moreover, adherence to industry standards instills confidence among users and businesses alike, assuring them of a trusted and standardized authentication framework that prioritizes security and reliability.

Improved User Experience:

Biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint or facial recognition provide users with a convenient and intuitive way to access their accounts, eliminating the cumbersome task of remembering and managing complex passwords. This not only enhances user convenience but also mitigates the security risks associated with weak or reused passwords, which are often exploited by cybercriminals. By leveraging biometrics, FIDO2 ensures that the authentication process is both effortless and secure, enabling users to access their accounts with a simple touch or glance.

SendQuick now supports advanced passwordless authentication including FIDO2 compliant methods. Read more about SendQuick’s Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions.