Cost of managing passwords ranges from $100 to $350 per user each year

Study: Passwords Are Gobbling Up Your Profits
Date: May 1 2003

Aberdeen's research finds that labor costs for configuring and maintaining password systems for a small company of 100 users averages $100-150 per user, per year - that's $15,000 in general and administrative (G&A) expenses just to maintain passwords. A mid-tier company of 1,000 users averages about $200 per user, for $200,000 per year. Finally, a large enterprise with over 100,000 users will experience $300-350 per user, and typically incurs $35 Million in unnecessary overhead expenses.

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