04.28.2017

authentication as a service for everyone

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.

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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.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.