Alyssa Clarke-Cartwright

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Wondering what we've been up to? Check out some of the features PortalGuard has added over the last year!

One of the things we do here at PortalGuard is to make sure our product is the best it can be in Single Sign-on, Self-Service Password Reset, and Multifactor Authentication! We have put extensive research into developing solutions to customer problems, as well as updating PortalGuard based on what customers want out of their authentication solution. Here are several highlighted features we...

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PortalGuard Now Offering InCommon Metadata Sync Support

PistolStar, Inc.’s flagship product PortalGuard has recently added InCommon Metadata synchronization support. The InCommon Federation is a conglomerate of schools, about 481 members, where members of these institutions can access applications that are created and hosted by other InCommon members. InCommon extends trust to its members, giving them access to applications they wouldn’t otherwise...

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Tags: 2FA, #applications, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard Update, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, metadata, metadata clients, InCommon Federation, InCommon Metadata Synchronization Support, PortalGuard Service Provider

PistolStar, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in the Authentication Industry!

Thomas Hoey, Founder and President of PistolStar, Inc. is celebrating his 20th year in business! He began his career as a software developer but knew at a young age he always wanted to start his own business. Motivated to be an entrepreneur, at the age of 40 he said to himself, “It’s do, or die!”. Tom chose the name PistolStar from an article in the magazine, Popular Science, recruited a few...

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Tags: Authentication Security, contextual authentication, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, Authentication Provider, Cyber Security, PistolStar, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication

Cybersecurity for the Next Generation

As technology continues to advance it is vital for children to understand the potential risks that are out there and how to be cyber aware when online. Children ages 8-18 spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes online. During this time, they may be exposed to cyberbullying, cyber predators, and identity theft. In each child there seems to be an inherent trust in the technology that...

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