Biometric authentication is increasingly viewed as a more secure alternative to traditional passwords and passcodes. For business users, it offers a quick way to unlock your mobile device or access accounts, without having to remember multiple, complex passwords. For IT leaders, it might help slow the continuous stream of password reset requests, and also provides options for two-factor authentication for those in regulated industries.

Facial recognition is a fast and convenient way to access your device for personal use. The next step up is the fingerprint scanner, which has been integrated into high-end smartphones for several years. Featured on the new Samsung Galaxy S8, iris scanning is even more secure, and offers quick access to secure data and documents.

The infographic above takes a look at the pros and cons of each biometric authentication technology.