SOURCE: SecureAuth Corporation

2-factor authentication, SSO, SAML SSO, Identity and Access Management

March 22, 2011 05:36 ET

SecureAuth Corporation Awarded GSA Contract to Provide Strong Authentication and SSO for Google Apps E-Mail and Collaboration Platform

SecureAuth IEP Solution Enables GSA to Embrace Cloud-Based Applications While Providing Secure, Seamless Access to 18,000 Users

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to SecureAuth Corporation to provide browser-based 2-factor authentication, integrated single-sign-on (SSO), and IdM services for its cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps. The award will enable GSA to adopt Google Apps in a manner that is both secure and seamless for up to 18,000 end users worldwide. SecureAuth's Identity Enforcement Platform (IEP) leverages GSA's existing IT infrastructure. This enables GSA to retain a single set of user identities that will be used to access on-premise and cloud-based applications.

The project is part of a GSA effort to enhance employee collaboration and productivity while reducing administrative costs. According to GSA, the migration will result in a 50 percent savings over the next five years when compared to current staff, infrastructure, and contract support costs. Unisys was awarded the contract to provide transition, data migration, training and cloud based software as a service for the new environment.

"We are extremely honored to be awarded this contract from GSA," said Craig Lund, Co-founder and CEO. "At the highest level, the government's chief information officer is urging broader adoption of cloud-based applications. Our extremely powerful identity enforcement platform is the ideal solution for GSA and other federal agencies that are migrating to the cloud, but require secure, simple access to all applications in the cloud, on-premise, or those accessed from mobile devices."

The GSA contract represents SecureAuth's latest partnership with the U.S. government, but it is not the first. The State of New Hampshire specifically tapped SecureAuth to provide multifactor authentication to access the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). SecureAuth IEP is one of the few identity enforcement platforms that have been approved by the state and FBI ISO to meet the multifactor authentication mandate that agencies need to access the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).

In a press release dated December 2, 2010, Ted Davies, president of Unisys Federal Systems states, "We applaud GSA for boldly embracing the benefits of cloud computing to improve communications and collaboration across their diverse organization." Davies continues, "We are excited to partner with our longstanding GSA customer to more effectively deliver their mission supporting other agencies and the U.S. citizens at a lower cost to the taxpayer."

SecureAuth has brought together everything an organization needs to ensure compliance, increase user productivity and fortify security. Designed to go from installation to production in days, the SecureAuth Identity Enforcement Platform enables transparent access and protection against unauthorized access, phishing and password attacks, and the misuse of an organization's portable identities regardless of where an application resides or how an end user accesses data. 

About SecureAuth Corporation

SecureAuth is the market leader in identity enforcement for all cloud, web, VPN, and mobile resources. SecureAuth makes it safe for organizations of any size to extend their enterprise to the cloud by simplifying access, reducing the risk of unauthorized access, phishing, and the misuse of portable enterprise identities. Unlike other SSO and authentication products, SecureAuth is known world-wide for its all-in-one Identity Enforcement Platform, SecureAuth IEP that delivers integrated 2-Factor Authentication, SSO, and IdM for less than the cost of a token-based solution. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. Visit for additional information.

SecureAuth, SecureAuth IEP and the SecureAuth logo are registered trademarks of SecureAuth Corporation. All other products or company names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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