02.28.2017 - Three Reasons to Consider Cloud SSO for Apps

Cloud identity and access management professionals are turning to single sign-on (SSO) options to help manage the expansion of services and apps their organizations use. By pushing SSO to the cloud, they’re discovering increased support for each new tool without all the help desk cost increases that used to come along for the ride. Cloud SSO is essentially a tool to make everyone’s use of a service easier. That means your employees and customers will be more satisfied with their experience because they can get to the content they want faster, without having to sign on, dig for credentials or create gaps in your security with constant emails to reset passwords. Here are three of the biggest reasons your business should consider a cloud virtual directory to handle SSO for its apps. ...

02.13.2017 - Optimal IdM Offers Stand Alone Multi-Factor Authentication-As-A-Service

Tampa, FL, Feb 13, 2017 — Optimal IdM today announced the release of a stand-alone service called OptimalMFA™. OptimalMFA is a multi-factor authentication-as-a-service offering that allows customers to implement a variety of MFA solutions using their existing on-prem or cloud federation solutions. OptimalMFA™ includes Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP), Short Message Service (SMS), Email and Optimal Push Authentication™ (OPA) to be released in Q1 of 2017. Each can be used as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with a complete Identity Access and Management (IAM) program. “Optimal IdM has always been committed to providing scalable and affordable solutions for our customers,” said Mike Brengs, Managing Partner at Optimal IdM. He continued, “So, OptimalMFA has been designed to easily integrate into any Federation solution with a flat, affordable monthly fee.” OptimalMFA is part of the Optimal IdM OptimalCloud™ solution. The OptimalCloud is a complete Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution with delegated administration and workflow capabilities that can be customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. The OptimalCloud offers a private, secure and dedicated cloud which is essential for meeting corporate security and compliance restrictions. Further to that, The OptimalCloud’s built-in cloud reporting and analytics system provides real time historical audit record of all activity including detailed granular reporting which is stored in a dedicated private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements. Visitors to the RSA Conference from February 13-16 will have the opportunity to see a product demonstration of the OptimalMFA as a service at the Optimal IdM booth #N4333. ...

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
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