Passwordless MFA ROI Calculator

Find your ROI from going Passwordless

Full Passwordless takes your users out of the business of password administration. There is no more creating, forgetting, stealing, or accidentally exposing passwords. This simple to implement, yet modern approach to authentication pays dividends to your business multifold in key business areas.

Tell us about your business

1000 Enter the number people in your workforce.
$ 50 M Estimate your companies valuation. We will use this value in a security risk calculation.
$ 80700 /yr $80,700/yr ($40.35/hr) is derived from 2021 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, fully weighted FTE costs. Alternatively, industry guidance is to use 1.4x the average salary of your workforce.

Your TCO, financial gains, and ROI

SDO Full Passwordless MFA total cost of ownership (TCO).
$91,155
Workforce productivity FTE company-wide improvement.
$423,854
11 times your investment
Slashing your attack surface by 82% pays dividends.
$2,033,600
27 times your investment
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Close compliance gaps and qualify to buy cyber insurance.
Double Octopus customers regularly achieve these phenomenal returns on Investments.
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Helps your workforce move faster, do more

Full Passwordless streamlines simple strong authentication workflow to all of your workforce resources: from desktop to VPN, VDI, servers, cloud services, and business-critical custom and legacy apps.

Time to remember & type the password & MFA
15 sec Default value is based on empirical test by author for 12 char complex password, your time may vary. SDO passwordless MFA takes ~ 5 sec.
Average number of logins in a working day
20 /day 20 was chosen as default based on the author's personal experience and a small survey of the author's acquaintances. Change the value to best fit your workforce.
Workforce FTE recovered with Full Passwordless MFA
$ 2,80,208

Eliminate Help Desk Password Resets

Full Passwordless helps lower the costs of authentication by eliminating helpdesk password rests and other password administration tasks.

Numer of account lockouts per year, per worker
8 /yr According to Slack and Gartner, average number of password reset help desk calls per employee is 8 per year:
Time for helpdesk & user to resolve lockout ticket?
8.6 mins Research indicates average time to resolve help desk ticket is 8.6 mins:
Time for users to task switch back to productive work
9.5 mins Research shows it takes up to 9.5 minutes for employees to get back into a workflow after switching tasks:
Help Desk FTE not resetting password impact
$ 46,268
Workforce FTE not calling Help Desk for reset impact
$ 97,378

Slash the Attack Surface

Full Passwordless authentication is an effective preventative measure to help protect against multiple types of attacks. Removing passwords as a means to authenticate users renders many of the most common and successful attack techniques useless.

Frequency of data breach (per year)
0.50 /yr ½ incident occurrence was chosen as default based on Thales researchindicating 50% of business experience a data breach each year. You may wish to increase or decrease based on your risk exposure:
Avg cost of data breach
$4,240,000 Total cost of data breach was derived from IBM research:You may wish to change value based on your risk exposure:
% of data breaches due to users and their credentials
82 % Verizon DBIR indicates 82% of attacks exploit user and their credentials:
Your financial gain by avoiding data breaches, annually
$ 1,738,400
Business valuation loss after a data breach
3.6 % Research indicates companies working through data breaches lose 3.6% of company valuation within the first 110 days, 15% after 3 years. You may wish to change value based on your risk exposure:
Your business valuation improvement with Full Passwordless MFA
$ 295,200

Close compliance gaps and qualify to buy cyber insurance

Full Passwordless authentication fills compliance and cyber insurance qualification gaps in your MFA program with the benefits of slashing the attack surface and improving workforce productivity.

Desktop and application MFA mandate
Remote worker (VPN) MFA mandate
Password rotation requirement

SDO Total Cost of Ownership Annual Estimate

To provide you with an informative total cost of ownership estimation for calculating ROI, we use the following four data points based on the information you provided:
  1. Annual subscription fee for the specified workforce size.
  2. Implementation service hours commonly requested by our customers.
  3. Your Workforce user enrollment: self-enrollment and workflow familiarization time (SDO experience: ~30 mins).
  4. Administration overhead (SDO experience: one FTE per 10-20 thousand users).
$91,155 “The default TCO estimate is based on the information you provided. However, after speaking with SDO sales, you can change it to your actual cost to produce your business justification report.”
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Number of employees and contractors who need Fully Passwordless 1,000
Company’s estimated valuation $50M
Weighted full-time equivalent (FTE) cost $80,700/yr
Predicted frequency of data breaches (per year) 0.50/yr
Estimated total financial impact of a single data breach $4,240,000
   IBM research indicates $4.2M per incident
Percentage of data breaches originating from users and their credential exploited 82%
   Verizon DBIR report indicates 82%
Business financial gain by avoiding data breaches $ 1,738,400
Percentage estimated business valuation loss after a data breach 3.6%
   Research indicates companies working through data breaches lose 3.6% of    company valuation within the first 110 days, 15% after 3 years.
Your business valuation improvement with Full Passwordless MFA $4.25014
Slashing the attack by surface pays dividends $3,214,400
Time to remember, type the password, and perform traditional MFA 15sec
The average number of logins in a working day per user 20/day
Total workforce FTE improvement with Full Passwordless MFA $280,208
Number of account lockouts per year, per worker 8/yr
Time for helpdesk & user to resolve lockout ticket 8.6mins
Time for users to task switch back to productive work 9.5mins
   Research shows it takes up to 9.5 minutes for employees to get back into a      workflow after switching tasks
Help Desk FTE improvement by eliminating password reset tasks $46,268
Workforce FTE improvement not calling Help Desk for password reset $97,378
Desktop and application MFA mandate Yes
Remote worker (VPN) MFA mandate Yes
Password rotation requirement Yes
Full Passwordless MFA total cost of ownership (TCO) $91,155
Workforce productivity FTE company-wide improvement. $423,854
Return times the investment 11 X
Slashing your attack surface by 82% pays dividends $3,214,400
Return times the investment 27 X