01.3.2018 - Internal Hiring vs. Hiring a MSSP: Which Is Better?

There’s no question that in today’s day and age, you need a dedicated cybersecurity team to protect your company’s data. The question is, do you dedicate some of your existing IT staff to cybersecurity or do you use a managed security service providers (MSSP) services? Naturally, there are pros and cons to each approach. ...

11.9.2017 - Top 10 Reasons for the Virtual Identity Server (VIS)

top 10 reasons for the virtual identity server whitepaper LDAP Virtual Directories, such as Optimal IdM’s Virtual Identity Server (VIS), are not a brand new technology. Instead, they have been around for many years. They have quietly solved business issues without much fanfare or publicity. Only recently, has the topic of LDAP Virtual Directories hit the mainstream. In fact, just a few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find Virtual Directory sessions at industry conferences, while this year’s Directory Experts Conference and Digital ID World conference had several sessions on the topic. This is good news for CIO’s, IT managers and companies in general as the benefits and use cases of Virtual Directories become better known. ...

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. ...

11.5.2015 - Cloud Federation & SSO Vendor Comparison

With so many cloud federation and single sign-on vendors in the market today, it can be difficult and extremely time consuming to research, test and ultimately decide on a solution that best meets the identity management needs of your organization. Most enterprise architects immediately think of big name providers like Okta, Ping and OneLogin who appear to be some of the largest competitors in the space. One should not overlook, however, the limited feature set and expensive nature of these solutions. Optimal IdM offers an all in one cloud federation and single sign-on solution that is affordable and fully customizable in order to meet the unique identity management needs of enterprise organizations. The competition simply cannot offer what Optimal IdM offers in The OptimalCloud. Let’s compare: ...

10.15.2015 - Benefits of a Cloud Federation Broker

Before diving into the benefits of a cloud federation (SAML or WS-Federation) broker, let me first cover what it is.  You can think of a cloud federation broker as a gateway or proxy server that all federation request go through.  Optimal IdM’s federation broker (The OptimalCloud) is a cloud service that contains one or more trusts to an on premise Identity Provider (IdP) or trust to a customer/business partner, which users authenticate with their local credentials, and a trust for each federated application (both on premise and cloud hosted applications), see picture below.   broker-mode-graphic The main benefit for this federation model, is to limit the administration burden of the corporate IT staff in terms of supporting the future of hundreds and even thousands of federated applications that are currently being deployed or will be deployed.  In this case, the IT staff is constantly having to work with each and every application team to setup and troubleshoot that application roll-out. With the federation broker, all of that administration is done by the cloud broker staff at Optimal IdM.  The central IT staff only has to setup the trust with the broker for their IdP, then provide documentation to each application team with instructions on how to integrate with the cloud broker.  The typical cost of this solution is less than 1 full-time employee, but the benefits are far reaching that include the following: ...

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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.

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