SOURCE: SecureAuth


October 09, 2012 07:55 ET

SecureAuth Launches Enterprise-Grade Security for Mobile Applications

Enterprises Can Enable Secure Access Management of Mobile Applications Using SecureAuth Two-Factor Authentication and SSO

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Enterprises are being driven by their employees, partners and customers to develop and publish one-touch mobile applications to offer convenience, ease of use and maximum mobility. Lacking for IT is a method to centrally manage and secure the access to corporate mobile applications and provide single-sign-on (SSO) between these applications. IT managers and corporate mobile device users now have secure access and management for their enterprise-grade mobile applications with SecureAuth IdP for Mobile launched today by SecureAuth, the leading provider of identity enforcement technology for the enterprise.

SecureAuth IdP for Mobile secures enterprise-grade mobile applications by abstracting the authentication from one application, then passing the identity to other applications. It also provides two-factor authentication and SSO to native mobile, web and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to make logging onto mobile apps secure yet fast across all applications.

"While there's been fierce discussions on how to secure, manage and enforce security policies with bring your own devices, we've gone a step further and developed a patented method to secure mobile applications with SecureAuth IdP for Mobile," commented Craig Lund, chief executive officer at SecureAuth. "CIOs no longer have to worry about potential intrusions or user and data hacks via unsecured, unmanaged mobile apps. SecureAuth IdP for Mobile easily integrates to any mobile application to manage identities and provide SSO."

"Security is needed across all fronts of the enterprise; having security for mobile applications is part of protecting the network," stated Sally Hudson, research director, Security Products and Services, at IDC. "IT managers need an effective yet easily deployable method for securing access to their applications from mobile devices that won't divert resources from their core responsibilities of keeping their systems running for revenue-generating processes."

"What's revolutionary about SecureAuth IdP is that it verifies two-factor authentication based on policies that the enterprise dictates for any user granted access. Then it enables a user to obtain SSO into all other native apps and corporate web and SaaS applications," commented Garret Grajek, chief technology officer at SecureAuth. "Furthermore, SecureAuth IdP for Mobile does not require client software, rooting of the device or intrusive and invasive mobile device management plug-ins. The uniqueness of the SecureAuth solution is its rapid integration model that can be deployed across the entire enterprise within days."

Technical Specifications for SecureAuth IdP for Mobile
SecureAuth IdP for Mobile offers two-factor authentication and SSO for native mobile applications. It addresses the need for enterprises to roll out mobile applications for iOS, Android and others just as they did for .NET, J2EE, WebSphere and WebLogic applications. SecureAuth IdP for Mobile does this by:

1. Bridging the mobile app to the enterprise directory.
Using current directory stores such as AD, LDAP, SQL, etc., it authenticates the user and delivers the identity to the mobile app. This provides a definitive, repeatable method to tie an identity to these applications and re-deploy to various mobile platforms including iOS, Android and others.

2. Enabling flexible authentication, including two-factor.
SecureAuth supports multiple methods for two-factor authentication including X.509, SMS, Telephony, KBA/KBQ, Yubikey, Static PIN and U.S. federal CAC/PIV cards. It conducts SecureAuth browser-based authentication from a native mobile browser and redirects to the SecureAuth for IdP for secure authentication.

3. Logging the native mobile app authentication.
After conducting the authentication and asserting the identity to the mobile app, SecureAuth IdP for Mobile Applications also logs the authentication. It logs the authentication to either a local SIEM server or to on-premise SecureAuth IdP logging and audit facilities. This enables the enterprise to know who authenticated, when, what resource and with what method, necessary to comply with regulatory standards and best practices policies.

4. Providing SSO to other native mobile, web and SaaS applications.
SecureAuth IdP for Mobile Applications provides SSO between enterprise mobile applications, and other mobile applications and browser-based applications. This enables the mobile user to automatically obtain SSO for all corporate applications once the initial SecureAuth IdP for Mobile registration is completed, saving time and resources for IT.

More detailed technical information, diagrams and workflow descriptions are available at SecureAuth IdP for Mobile.

Availability and Resources
SecureAuth IdP for Mobile is currently available. Developers can download a free software demonstration kits to secure up to three mobile applications at In the YouTube video, "SecureAuth IdP Mobile Demo," Garret Grajek demonstrates how developers can easily download and protect their mobile applications. Additional information is available 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, follow @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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