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Strengthen your Account Security with MFA

Most of us use password-based authentication every day, a form of Single-Factor Authentication, which is the process of using personal credentials to securely access a system. Did you know that 54% of consumers use 5 or fewer passwords for every single one of their accounts? This means that if a hacker were to crack one of their passwords, chances are that they've also gained access to...

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Tags: Compliance, information security, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, SSO, #One-time password, OTP, OTP Authentication, Single-Factor Authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, secure login, mobile authentication, password age, Biometrics, mobile authenticator, information systems, secure acounts, voice recognition, password policy

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What's New in PortalGuard Version 6.2?

Here at PortalGuard your security is our main concern. We are always trying new things to keep you secure, but also make your life a little bit easier. In v6.2 we have widened the range of applications you can gain access to through Single Sign-On (SSO). Open Authentication 2.0 (OAuth 2.0) adds yet another way you can safely gain access to applications. OpenID Connect v1.0 (OIDC v1.0) adds the...

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Tags: Authentication, #cyberattacks, #cybersecurity, Education, information security, PortalGuard, #securauth, SSO, User Experience, #One-time password, reCAPTCHA, SAML, Single Sign-On, Two-Factor Authentication, #userexperience, web applications, SAML Single Logout, security trends, secure login, password habits, IT Department, logging off, mobile authenticator, OAuth 2.0, Ransomware, Denial of Service, Account Lockout, IT Management, end-users

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Proxy - Is it Confusing, Mysterious, or Essential?

Proxy? Sounds confusing, mysterious, or essential? So what is it and why would you want to use one? A proxy server is a wall that acts as a gateway between you and the internet. Without a secure proxy, your browser communicates directly with the internet. Think of the proxy as a form of protection; it can scan your downloads, filter web content, get around certain web restrictions and allow...

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Tags: #cyberattacks, #cybersecurity, encryption, password strength, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, password encryption, #phishing, Single Sign-On, #userexperience, SAML Single Logout, password habits, password age, end-users, password policy