11.3.2016 - Demystifying Security in “The Cloud”

Everyone today knows about “The Cloud” because it’s taking over our activities from email to binging on Netflix, but many people are unsure of the security side of the cloud. There are many threats and sources of confusion. To help you get a handle on security needs and learn what to look for when choosing a cloud partner, we’ll investigate four of the biggest cloud security concerns. ...

10.20.2016 - Security Issues for the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is essentially an extension of the traditional web that gives companies and developers a common framework to ease the sharing of data, enabling it to be used across multiple applications and warehouses. Semantic web is often used to represent any information that’s processed, used and shared by machines. Think of it as a framework that allows languages, libraries and other frameworks to describe complex and sometimes fluid things such as people, meeting notes and events, social science topics or even the steps in a chemical reaction. Semantic web presents us with a complex web of information and relationships. It can be an amazing tool in the hands of researchers and enterprises, thanks to data and connections. It’s becoming more important in the realm of data mining, forecasting, predictions and more. Pushing your boundaries into the strongest versions of data analytics will require a dive into the semantic web, but your security platform must protect an increasing amount of touchpoints and potential vulnerabilities. ...

10.7.2016 - The Password Problem

How many times have you forgotten one of your many passwords for a cooking website, Netflix login, email, newsletter or your fantasy football league? If you’re like most people, you’ve forgotten a few so far this year. Maybe you use the same or a nearly identical password for some of those services. Sometimes it’s as simple as “12345” and other times it can be “JohnDoeNetflix” and “JohnDoeGmail.” Today, we face a password problem — and it’s big. Not only do we struggle to remember many different passwords, but we also create unnecessary vulnerabilities when we use simple or similar passwords. Sometimes a user who doesn’t value creating a secure password can take down the most robust system. ...

09.15.2016 - 7 Common Security Mistakes

Your employees may check the door a few times before leaving the house in the morning or twist stovetop knobs past “Off” to prevent gas leaks, but it’s unlikely they take the same approach to the computer systems they use. People tend to feel that having a virus protection or firewall installed plus a decent password are all they need. They’re wrong. Those don’t necessarily address the common IT problems and computer risks we face each and every day. Here is a look at seven common security mistakes that someone on your team is probably doing right now. ...

09.1.2016 - Mobile SSO

Mobile single sign-on is a top security practice whenever it can be implemented practically for a workforce. It’s become common for enterprise applications and large field service brands, but it’s seen limited adoption in consumer-facing services. It’s becoming slightly more popular with apps that act as a password holder, but they rely on the device storing and processing passwords and sign-ons, which can be dangerous if the device is lost or stolen. This is also limited by an authorization vs authentication concern. ...

08.18.2016 - Data Security and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is providing companies with a wealth of new information every day, but it’s also injecting thousands of new touchpoints and interaction times that can generate vulnerabilities. Companies need to protect themselves on several new levels, because IoT can scale incredibly quickly. Addressing scale and proper implementation can be tricky. Here are three of the biggest concerns you face. ...

08.4.2016 - The OptimalCloud Deployment Scenarios

optimalcloud-deployment-scenarios The OptimalCloud is a complete cloud federation and single sign-on solution that provides multi-factor authentication and authorization from any data store. There are several deployment scenarios that make The OptimalCloud the perfect fit for your organization’s identity management needs. ...

06.9.2016 - Why Customers Choose The OptimalCloud For Cloud Based SSO

why the optimal cloud whitepaper Usage of the cloud has become more and more prevalent, even for areas that were classically on premise deployments. For example, the cloud Identity as a Service (IDaaS) market has grown substantially over the last few years. A major reason for the cloud adoption is that organizations have started to understand the true costs of maintaining an on premise identity deployment. The OptimalCloud offers the best solution to businesses interested in deploying a Single Sign-On solution that is cost effective and provides the following benefits over a more costly on premise solution: ...

05.12.2016 - Why You Should Consider The OptimalCloud

Forgotten passwords. What a nightmare! With all of the applications users have to access on a daily basis, remembering all of those passwords is impossible! The result? Urgent helpdesk tickets requesting password resets and unlocking accounts. Talk about a drain on productivity! These mundane tasks cost your organization time and money. Luckily, there is a solution to take these headaches away. The OptimalCloud is a comprehensive cloud federation and single sign-on solution that can solve all of your identity management and password needs. With The OptimalCloud, users can securely access all of their applications instantly by only logging in one time. No more forgotten passwords or locked accounts – no more mundane password resets. One User, Single Sign-On, Total Security! ...

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.