The global multi-factor authentication market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. The multi-factor authentication (MFA) system is designed to protect organizations and business units from potential security breaches through a multi-layered verification process. The authentication requires the individual to present multiple safety validation variables, such as their login credentials, followed by a security token, one-time password (OTP) or biometric verification, which is unique to the user. This aims to create and elaborate defense system against any unauthorized individual from accessing a computer device, network, database or a physical location.

The growing instances of security breaches and cyber-attacks, along with a significant increase in online frauds, is among the key factors driving the growth of the market. Cyber-attacks are majorly targeted toward small and medium-sized organizations with ransomware to hijack the corporate’s online and financial accounts. This is prevented by deploying MFA systems in the employees’ smartphones and computer devices to verify the identity of the user. In addition, the growth of the healthcare, retail, and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industries is boosting the demand for authentication systems to ensure the security of the enterprises and their customers. For instance, banks perform various functions, such as core banking, trade finance, international payments and online banking, which require secure connections for ensuring smooth transaction and seamless user experience. Moreover, the emerging trend of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based services is further acting as a growth-inducing factor. Cloud-integrated MFA solutions allow remote fingerprint scanning, facial recognition and document verification. Advancements in biometrics, software and hardware technologies, coupled with the favorable government measures to enhance national security, are projected to drive the market further. Other factors driving the market growth include increased usage of digital payment methods and the rising penetration rate of smartphones and wireless devices. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global multi-factor authentication market to grow at a CAGR of around 17% during 2021-2026.

Breakup by Model:

Two-Factor Authentication
Three-Factor Authentication
Four-Factor Authentication
Five-Factor Authentication

Breakup by Deployment Type:


Breakup by Application:

Smart Card Authentication
Phone-Based Authentication
Hardware OTP Token Authentication

Breakup by Vertical:

Banking & Finance
Travel & Immigration
Military & Defence
Commercial Security
Consumer Electronics

Breakup by Region

North America
United States
United Kingdom
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being CA Technologies, Crossmatch, Deepnet Security Ltd., Entrust, Fujitsu, Gemalto NV, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corp, Okta, Ping Identity, RSA Security, SecureAuth, SecurEnvoy, Suprema HQ, Symantec VIP, etc.

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