SOURCE: SecureAuth Corporation

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

February 08, 2011 06:34 ET

SecureAuth Corporation's Strong Authentication, SSO and IdM Come Together to Enable Secure Access for On-Premise and Cloud Applications

SecureAuth IEP Reduces the Risk of Unauthorized Access, Phishing and Password Attacks, and Misuse of Portable Identities for Diebold and Hundreds of Companies

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Cloud-based computing dramatically reduces IT expense but doesn't deliver a seamless experience for the user or provide strong user authentication to protect applications and data. Few understand this better than the SecureAuth team who was instrumental in Netegrity's (acquired by CA Technologies) growth from a startup company into the industry standard for internet access control. 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. 

SecureAuth IEP, the company's flagship product, delivers integrated 2-Factor Authentication, SSO and IdM in a single solution that delivers secure, simple access to multiple applications simultaneously. SecureAuth IEP is configurable to address the security requirements for cloud, web and VPN resources with integrated services that include:

  • Comprehensive Authentication Services Increase Security for On-premise and Cloud Applications
    • Mutually authenticates both the user and the corresponding resource to prevent phishing and password attacks
    • Unique browser based digital certificate eliminates application integration, installation, and management of client software
    • Strong authentication native to SSO without third party integration
    • No hardware tokens to be managed, lost or stolen
  • Integrated SSO Services increase user productivity and reduce deployment burden on IT
    • Extends Desktop log-on to the cloud providing secure, transparent access to Google Apps, Salesforce CRM, ADP, and other applications
    • 100% integrated SSO with 2-factor authentication; or configurable as standalone
    • "SAML Services in a Box"; automates SAML 1.1, 2.0, OpenID, etc. assertions
    • Automatically converts directory identities into application identities
  • Built-in IdM Services decrease administrative overhead and reduce help desk costs
    • Ensures access anytime from anywhere and reduce calls to your help desk by enabling users to manage/reset their own password
    • Supports user self enrollment based on configurable verification methods to meet user and IT requirements
    • Fully integrated into Active Directory and other data stores means no data synching or yet another directory to maintain
    • Enforces authorization based on your RBAC policies for users and administrators

Market Adoption

Today, hundreds of customers including American Eagle Outfitters, Antares Management Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University, Carolina HealthCare Systems, CHEP, Diebold, DISH Network, Farmers and Merchant Bank, LexisNexis, Ticketmaster, Yamaha, Swarovski, and Grupo Abril use SecureAuth to meet audit and compliance requirements while protecting against unauthorized access. To meet the accelerated demand for SecureAuth IEP, the company has partnered with companies such as McAfee, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Citrix, F5, Cloud Sherpas, FishNet Security, the Grove Group, and others.

"The SecureAuth Identity Enforcement Platform helps efficiently manage user authentication, access permissions and monitoring," said David J. Kennedy, director, information security, Diebold, Incorporated. "The platform's ability to integrate and manage access to multiple applications delivers a user-friendly and secure experience for our employees and customers."

"We worked closely with hundreds of large global enterprises and partners to ensure we delivered a platform that would meet the needs of any size organization or MSP. The need was well articulated -- make every cloud application an extension of the enterprise without compromising security, ease-of-use for administrators, or ease-of-access for end users," said SecureAuth co-founder and CEO, Craig Lund. "We delivered SecureAuth IEP with integrated SSO, 2-Factor Authentication, and IdM to meet these needs while ensuring expandability for future requirements."

What's New in SecureAuth IEP Version 6.0

Mobile Platform Support

  • Revolutionizing strong authentication for users that have Android devices and iPhones/iPads and access on-premise and/or cloud applications
    • 1-touch access to web and cloud applications
    • Down-loadable SecureAuth application enables simple, secure set up for strong authentication
    • Easily deployed stay-resident x.509 certificate
    • 1-touch certificate revocation
  • 2-Factor authentication from the mobile platform back to VPN, on-premise web, and cloud applications
    • iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Symbian and more
    • End -user self enrollment
    • Configurable validation options including stay resident
    • Authenticates the mobile user to the on-premise datastore, including Active Directory
    • Deliver VPN digital certificates for Juniper and Cisco clients

Expanded Cloud Coverage

  • Amazon EC2 support to meet market demand
    • Deploy SecureAuth IEP on Amazon EC2 platform
    • And/or implement SSO and authentication for Amazon hosted applications
  • Intelligent SSO ensures the right level of authentication
    • Leverages existing Desktop (domain) authentication and/or enforce web-based strong authentication
  • Additional preconfigured cloud applications make it even easier to deploy
    • SuccessFactors
    • Concure
    • ADP
    • Microsoft Live@edu

Multi-tenancy Architecture

  • Enable unlimited web|VPN|SaaS applications or resources from a single SecureAuth Appliance
  • Enterprise Multi-tenant
    • Within an organization to support diverse requirements of departments/business units, etc.
  • SaaS Multi-tenant
    • Across organizations to support service provider SaaS model
  • Monitor and administer just one platform
    • Deliver more efficient and effective service and support, including troubleshooting and problem resolution

Enhanced Management and Deployment Functions

  • Configure don't code
    • SAML In a Box eliminates APIs
    • Enhanced federated identity support
    • Dial authentication options up or down to meet security requirements
  • Enhanced user experience increases user adoption rate
    • Internationalization of user verification interface

Market Endorsement

"SecureAuth has a technically appealing approach for the next phase of the integration of two-factor authentication and SSO that requires more transparent security and less onerous management overhead," says Steve Coplan, Senior Analyst of the Enterprise Security Practice at The 451 Group. "The company's combination of software-based authentication, enterprise identity propagation and native certificate management is consistent with emerging market requirements for establishing digital trust between service providers and service consumers without adding to management complexity."

Pricing and Availability
SecureAuth IEP 6.0 will be available March 3, 2011. Subscription pricing starts at $10/user/year (all inclusive) before volume discounts.

About SecureAuth Corporation

SecureAuth is the market leader in identity enforcement for cloud, web, and VPN 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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