SOURCE: SecureAuth


November 05, 2012 07:56 ET

SecureAuth Improves SharePoint Integration and Security With Native WS-Federation Support and Two-Factor Authentication

Enterprises Now Have Freedom to Securely Offer SharePoint Files and Apps to Mobile Users, Partners, Suppliers and Customers Not on Their Domain

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - SecureAuth today announced an enhancement to SecureAuth IdP that frees SharePoint administrators, integrators and resellers from being restrained to authenticate users physically on an enterprise domain or having to obtain enterprise domain access via cumbersome VPN connections and thick clients. In its latest product enhancement available now to new and existing customers, SecureAuth IdP integrates two-factor authentication and WS-Federation support so enterprises can offer SharePoint files and apps to mobile users, partners, suppliers and customers that do not use the enterprise's domain. This product enhancement offers developers a secure and more robust method of authentication than NT LAN Manager (NTLM) or Kerberos.

"By offering WS-Federation support into our existing SecureAuth IdP solution we have significantly simplified the integration and offered flexibility to SharePoint users," commented Garret Grajek, CTO and COO of SecureAuth, the leading provider of identity enforcement technology for the enterprise. "A major benefit of SecureAuth IdP with WS-Federation is it enables enterprises to deploy SharePoint servers wherever or however they want."

Flexible Capabilities
SecureAuth IdP with WS-Federation offers enterprises the following capabilities:

  • Locate their datastore and servers anywhere, including with cloud identity management services that host the datastore.
  • Abstract authentication workflow with two-factor authentication to offer stronger security.
  • Improve the user interface for integrator or installation firms and end-users.
  • Enforce authorization based on pre-existing groups established by the enterprise's access management policies.

Flexible Access
SecureAuth IdP support for SharePoint enables enterprises to securely provide access to their aggregated resources whether the users are on-premise or remote, and however the users want to use it including BYOD, mobile or desktop.

Robust Authentication and Compliance
The SecureAuth IdP for SharePoint enhancement also enables enterprises to meet all authentication requirements regardless of market sector. SecureAuth IdP two-factor authentication supports X.509v3 certificates, SMS, telephony, KBA/KBQ, static PIN, U.S. Federal CAC/PIV, and help desk. Additionally, it enables organizations to meet several authentication guidelines such as PCI DSS, NCUA, HIPAA/HITECH, CJIS, FFIEC and others.

Additional information can be found at Learn More about SecureAuth IdP. Organizations can obtain a free 30-day trial at, by contacting SecureAuth online or at 949-777-6959.

About SecureAuth
SecureAuth is a technology leader in enterprise identity governance that serves hundreds of customers and over seven million users worldwide. Its SecureAuth IdP products offer Global 5000 companies a uniquely extensible, enterprise-proven method of administering corporate identity governance on cloud-based applications, mobile devices, and networks. These all-in-one solutions provide IT departments with a simplified way of managing and enforcing access, authentication, approval and assertion based on existing user entitlements. SecureAuth IdP works anywhere and is completely scalable. Located in Irvine, Calif., SecureAuth was awarded the Stevie Award for "Fastest-Growing Company" in 2012 by The American Business Awards, and won the People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Security Solution. For the latest insight on enterprise identity governance and issues follow the SecureAuth Blog, @SecureAuth on Twitter, or visit for additional information.

SecureAuth, SecureAuth IdP 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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