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Leveraging Data Quality to Improve Institutional Efficiency

“Leveraging Data Quality to Improve Institutional Efficiency”, that’s a mouthful of big words.  When I was first asked to write on this topic, I thought, “What does that even mean?”  Well, like any good author/engineer, I broke it up into smaller pieces to try and make sense of it.

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Tags: data security, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, data quality, secure login

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Top 3 Problems seen in a Tech Support Role

 

Here at PortalGuard Technical Support, we get quite an assortment of inquiries needing resolution/understanding by our customers and prospects. We are committed to taking the time to document or build into our product what is needed to eliminate these questions from taking up too much time for us and our customers. However, I have been able to find three concerns that I see the most in tech...

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Tags: #bestpractices, Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, Active Directory, data security, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, tech support, user convenience

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How PortalGuard's Two Factor Authentication Can Help You

 

Two-Factor Authentication

 

 

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), also known as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is gaining quite a reputation. Learn how you can become more secure with an integrated solution such as PortalGuard. Continue reading to learn how PortalGuard's two-factor authentication solutions can help you.

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, IT Security, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

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Ways to Access Your OTP Authentication | PortalGuard

 

Movie theater QR code:

I almost lost it last night. My date and I approached the ticket taker at our local movie theater with a QR code ticket on my phone. I find it fascinating that phones are now used for a valid entrance. I proudly showed my QR code to the young attendant and was quickly asked for my confirmation code. What happened next got me thinking all about advanced security.

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Tags: Authentication Security, PortalGuard, Password Security, Self-Service Password Recovery, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication

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Federating the Office 365 Default Domain

So, you are looking to federate the Office 365 default domain for one reason or another and - surprise - it's giving you some issues. As is to be expected, many major application or service providers will impose their own restrictions on how they support things like Single Sign-On and federation.  The very same is true when it comes to federating the Office 365 Default Domain.

As you may...

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Tags: Authentication Methods, End user experience, PortalGuard, usability, office 365, Single Sign-On (SSO), support, User Authentication

User Provisioning for External Users – Pirates and People

I think that most people would agree that some words are more interesting than others. Some just grab your attention and make you hope that you can use them yourself in future conversations or writings. Provisioning, as in user provisioning, is one of those words for this writer. I’m not sure if it’s the way it rolls off the tongue or simply how good it looks when written down, but today I’d...

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Tags: End user experience, information security, self-service, Dynamic Analysis, User Authentication

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Common Office 365 Password Reset Issues and Resolutions

Just like with anything that requires a password, Office 365 password reset is a common issue for a wide range of industries.  Office 365 and Outlook Web App (OWA) provide email services to multitudes of end-users every day.  As you may or may not know, Office 365 is a cloud-hosted application suite provided by Microsoft, while OWA is installed and maintained on-site by local IT...

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Tags: Microsoft, password reset, office 365, OWA, Password Management, Self-Service Password Reset, User Authentication

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OS X Active Directory Integration – How to Bind a Mac to AD

Are you tasked with establishing appropriate OS X Active Directory Integration in your environment? Are we talking apples and oranges here or what? Most IT professionals are efficient with the Mac OS X or Windows Active Directory (AD) but not both. I’m sure you’ve had plenty of good fun harassing one or the other on either platform. Is it really possible to allow a Macintosh Computer to become...

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Tags: IT Security, PortalGuard, Active Directory, Dynamic Analysis

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A Future Full of Password Fatigue

Here's a simple question: What is Password Fatigue? Well, that's simple - Password Fatigue means that people are just worn out (to the point of actual exhaustion and frustration) from having to manage so many different passwords these days.  The passwords themselves aren’t wearing out or getting tired (how could they, they’re just a bunch of characters). It’s the patience of the user that...

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Tags: Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, password fatigue, Password Management, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Two-Factor Authentication

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Cloud Security Challenges | Pros & Cons of Cloud Computing

Do your kids know more about the “cloud” than you do? The word gets thrown around like it’s a necessary appliance in the house - like a refrigerator or a toaster. It’s great that the kids know to store their pictures, videos and music in the “cloud”, but what does it really mean to the work force and companies? Surely, cloud computing must be good for more than just storage. What about cloud...

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Tags: cloud, cloud security, Industry Updates, IT Security, Dynamic Analysis, User Authentication