Authentication-as-a-Service (AaaS) is becoming an attractive option for businesses tired of deploying costly and complex in-house authentication solutions and for those without the internal resources to deploy. AaaS offers enhanced security and scalability at a fraction of the cost than in-house solutions, so why wouldn’t it be considered?
By leveraging an external AaaS offering, any business can benefit from a proven, tested and trusted solution. Internal teams that may develop in-house authentication solutions may not have the expertise in authentication and security processes to ensure that the in-house solution produced does not have a vulnerability. AaaS also supports rapid deployment scenarios, as most AaaS providers provide plugins (jQuery) and APIs (RESTful Services, etc.) to allow for easy integration into enterprise applications. By leveraging an AaaS provider, an enterprise can rapidly and easily secure its internal and external applications with multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods (one-time passcodes, push authentication, etc.). MFA provides more security than password authentication alone. Also, while single-sign-on (SSO) offers convenience, AaaS adds extra layers of security by not only providing strong authentication, but access control policies, auditing visibility and administrative controls.
For more information about the Optimal IdM AaaS offering, called The Optimal Authentication Service™, be sure to visit the product page.