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How PortalGuard Strengthened Security and Increased Usability for Delaware County Community College

Imagine this ... A line of students outside the helpdesk office waiting on a password reset. Or hundreds of faculty and staff attaching sticky notes with written passwords to their computer screens. Not to mention frustrating connectivity outages resulting from required database maintenance.

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Tags: 2FA, usability, #2FA, Password Management, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, flexibility, improve security

It took 10 years, but the future has arrived for Multi-Factor Authentication!

The internet is a curious thing. It empowers us by being a gateway to the world's information, increases productivity by enabling us to work anywhere in the world and entertains us by streaming decades' worth of music, movies and television shows with a few clicks. Unfortunately, it also harbors the worst kinds of profit or thrill-seeking miscreants and criminals whether they are working alone...

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The Benefits of Two-Factor for Your Offline Desktop

Why Require Two Factor for Windows Logons?

PortalGuard has offered two-factor authentication for Windows workstations and servers as part of its PortalGuard Desktop offering since 2013. As with all multi-factor initiatives, the primary use case is to increase security. As an example, multiple customers have installed the PortalGuard Desktop 2FA on Windows servers in their environment. If a ...

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by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

What to do When You Don't Always Need Two-Factor Authentication

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an important topic of discussion where security is of concern. Too many data breaches have occurred over the last 10 years purely because of lackadaisical security requirements. Many of these events would have been avoided with a proper Two-Factor Authentication system in place.  Security: personal, private, corporate – the list goes on and on. Each entry a...

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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Mobile Authenticator

The advent of modern authentication security places a lot of pressure on the user to remain secure in a constantly changing environment.  Using a Mobile Authenticator is one of the most simple and accessible methods to remain secure without compromising usability.  We discuss what makes a good Mobile Authenticator in our recent White Paper - The Argument for a Better Authenticator. However,...

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Tags: 2FA, #2FASolutions, authentication security, #cybersecurity, MFA, mobile security, Multi-Factor Authentication, #2FA, Access Management, Active Directory, Cyber Security, OTP, OTP Authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, user convenience, Single Sign-On Options, flexibility, OTP Methods, mobile authentication, HOTP, cyber aware, mobile authenticator, accessibility, Simplicity

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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Developing BYOD Security Guidelines for Your Institution

 

Back in 2002 would it have surprised you to know that in only a short amount of time almost everyone would have a cell phone? Let alone a cell phone that would have access to the internet? It sure would have taken me by surprise and that brings us to the reality of today’s world in 2017. Almost everybody has their own smart device, albeit an iPhone, a laptop, a tablet, you name it! This is a...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Methods, #bestpractices, BYOD Security Guidelines, #cybersecurity, Guest Blog, IT Security, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, SSO, User Experience, #2FA, Active Directory, Cyber Security, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

Getting Away from Your Homegrown Environment

 

From the moment the doors first opened and continuing through today, many organizations and institutions have been creating and developing their IT systems and departments continuously. Through the years, changes in IT range from new technologies to new positions and/or employees. This in turn, makes it very difficult to ensure the entire department is on the same current technical page....

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