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SAML Single Sign-On for BlackBoard

Sensitive data makes universities a large target for attacks as we have seen in recent news. Increasing both security and providing ease of use for both faculty and students is imperative. PortalGuard’s SAML Plug-in for BlackBoard uses a standards-based approach so you can achieve seamless integration, eliminate multiple password prompts and roll all applications up under a single point of...

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Tags: ACS, Assertion Consumer Service, Authentication Security, Blackboard, Blackboard Extension, Building Block, Identity Provider, IdP, PortalGuard, Security Assertion Markup Language, SSO, Tokenless Authentication, Authentication Provider, SAML, Service Provider, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication

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Secure User Authentication for VPN

PassiveKey for Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides the security of two-factor authentication by leveraging the end-user's device, which abolishes the needs for the need for a hardware token and “pay per use” software-based solution. This approach is simple, minimizing the impact on end-users while addressing the number one problem of network attacks by hackers worldwide.

VPNs allow end...

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Tags: Authentication Security, IT Security, NAS, PortalGuard, OTP, PassiveKey, Password Security, RADIUS, Single-Factor Authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, Virtual Private Network, VPN

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We’ve been VerAfied! Part Two

If you have not read part one of this post, read it here.

 

Veracode’s Risk Adjusted Verification Methodology

The ‘VerAfied’ standards-based mark of security quality is one established by Veracode to provide a pragmatic approach to measure and compare risk levels related to application security, and is wholly designed with industry standards in...

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Tags: Assurance Level, Common Vulnerability Scoring System, Common Weakness Enumeration, FIRST CVSS, Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, Gartner, IT Security, MITRE CWE, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Vulnerability Database, OWASP, PortalGuard, Static Binary Analysis, Veracode, Verafied, Dynamic Analysis, OWA, Password Security, Security Quality Score

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We’ve been VerAfied! Part One

If you have visited our PortalGuard.com homepage recently, you might have noticed that the PortalGuard product has been officially awarded the ‘VerAfied’ status by Veracode, a leading company in Application Risk Management and analysis.  What this means, is that throughout the scrutiny of Veracode’s series of formal application assessments, the PortalGuard software had either met or exceeded...

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Tags: Application Assessment, Authentication Security, Black Box Testing, IT Security, Risk Adjusted Verification Methodology System, Software Security Testing, Static Binary Analysis, Veracode, Verafied, Verified, Application Security Testing, Dynamic Analysis, Software Vulnerability, Whit Box Testing

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RADIUS Authentication Management

If you are in need of a remote authentication solution for your network, the RADIUS protocol is it.  To say that the RADIUS protocol is a ubiquitous approach to providing large-scale, centralized authentication management for internal or external networks, would be an understatement.  Widely used by ISPs and large enterprises to manage a variety...

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Tags: Access Client, Access Server, Centralized Authentication, ISP, MD5 Hashing Algorithm, NAS, RADIUS protocol, RADIUS Server, Access Point, RADIUS, RADIUS Client, Remote Authentication, Shared secret

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OWA Login Defense - Protecting against the Worsening Webmail Crisis

 

AMHERST, NH--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2013)

The PortalGuard platform's layered authentication approach adds protection which is crucial in defending Outlook Web App (OWA) against attacks, an often overlooked and critically weak focal point for illegitimate access to most any corporate network, with minimal tradeoff between security and usability.

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Tags: Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, News & Press, OWA, Webmail

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YubiKey USB login | Improved Two-Factor Authentication Options

Yubico Rounds Out PortalGuard's Two-Factor Authentication Offerings by Adding a USB Token to Prevent Unauthorized Access

AMHERST, NH and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2012)

Easy and cost-efficient two-factor authentication is now made available by a partnership between PortalGuard, provider of a web-based authentication platform and...

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Tags: Industry Updates, Press Release, Product Updates, News & Press, Two-Factor Authentication, Yubico, #YubiKey

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SSO, SSPR, 2FA; Why not all three? PortalGuard has the Answer

PortalGuard Announces Industry's Most Affordable Authentication Software Platform

AMHERST, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2012)

PistolStar, Inc. dba PortalGuard is pleased to announce the newest release of one of the industry's most complete and affordable authentication software platforms: PortalGuard.

"We are very pleased to announce the newest release of this product," said Tom Hoey, CEO of...

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Tags: Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, Product Updates, Turnkey Authentication, News & Press, stronger authentication

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Contextual Authentication debuts at SecureWorld

Attendees Learn How to Take a Flexible Approach to Authentication, Avoiding Severe Impacts to User Access

BEDFORD, NH--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2012)

PistolStar Inc. announces PortalGuard, a centralized contextual authentication platform, which offers flexible external access for the B2B market. Presenting at this year's SecureWorld Expo in Boston, March 28th - 29th, attendees will be able to...

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Tags: Authentication Methods, contextual authentication, Industry Updates, Press Release, Product Updates, News & Press