You Asked We Delivered...v5.6.2.0

PistolStar is committed to keeping PortalGuard up to the standards of the industry and the people who use it. Back in March, we asked our loyal customers what they would like to see upgraded or added to PortalGuard. Straight from our customers feedback we made the following changes. Take a look!

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, identity management, Industry Updates, #infosec, #ITSecurity, Password, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, cloud computing, data security, News & Press, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

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Security Concerns for Cloud Hosted Systems in Higher Education

By 2020, the number of smartphones, tablets, and PCs in use will reach approximately 7.3 billion units. This wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming even more prevalent throughout higher education institutions. However, Cloud Hosted Systems and services are still only a conceptual notion among many colleges and universities.

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Tags: #bestpractices, Compliance, higher education, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, K-12, On-premise, PortalGuard, Uncategorized, Access Management, cloud computing, Cloud Hosted System, Password Management

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Hybrid Computing – Can you have your cake and eat it too?

What is Hybrid Computing? What is the Hybrid Cloud?  We've talked a lot on this blog recently about the benefits of cloud computing over traditional on-premises solutions, but what about the third option? You may remember that old English proverb that states you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but is that always necessarily true?

When it comes to an authentication solution, many IT...

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Tags: Authentication Security, cloud security, hybrid, IT Security, cloud computing, Dynamic Analysis, PortalGuard Nebula

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The Benefits of a Cloud Computing Environment - Uptime

A popular question these days is this: what exactly are the benefits of a cloud computing environment? The question of Cloud versus On-Premises can be looked at through a myriad of lenses. Does it pit convenience versus control? Simple vs. complex? Paper or plastic??? A decision may derive from an organization’s availability of resources and skill sets. If the organization has the expertise to...

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Tags: cloud security, Industry Updates, SaaS, cloud computing, Dynamic Analysis

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What is Cloud Computing in Simple Terms? - Explore

So, what is cloud computing in simple terms? I mean, it’s no secret, the cloud is a big deal - a very big one - and has been increasingly so, literally and figuratively, for the greater half of the decade.  If your job so much as grazes the tech industry, you’ve likely heard the words cloud or cloud computing spoken to a near nauseating degree in such a way that it sounds like the best thing...

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Tags: cloud security, IT Security, SaaS, cloud computing, Dynamic Analysis

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Quantifying Email Total Cost of Ownership

Do you see IT infrastructure as a necessary evil? What about IT infrastructure when it comes to e-mail hosting? Did your answer between those two questions waver or change at all? As a service, email has been “business critical” for years now, making it a necessary staple to any environment. In many cases, this may lead to oversight when understanding the Total Cost of Ownership represented by...

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Tags: cloud, email, Google for Work, Industry Updates, Lists, SaaS, cloud computing, Dynamic Analysis

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Advantages of Cloud Computing | Is it Worth it?

As we begin to dive headlong into what is the budget season for many, I thought this was a great opportunity to channel my inner finance weenie and open up a discussion about Total Cost of Services (TCS) vs. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with regards to software cost. The chances are high that your CFO and CIO have been talking in great detail about the cloud and how you can leverage both the...

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Consider This: Software as a Service

What is ‘The Cloud?’ As far as buzzwords go, this is a particularly popular one. Ever since software giants such as Google and Microsoft began illustrating just how popular web-based applications can be, more and more software companies have taken to the cloud to reach a wider audience and keep up with the expectations of their end users. Software as a service is a relatively old idea, but...

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Tags: cloud, SaaS, software as a service, total cost of ownership, cloud computing, Dynamic Analysis, User Authentication