SAML or CAS SSO - Which Industry Standard Protocol Should You Choose?

Industry standard protocols are the reason that Single Sign-On (SSO) is a popular topic throughout the tech industry.  SSO reduces login prompts for end-users while improving both usability and productivity. Without the use of industry-standard protocols, this entire process would be much more difficult to implement and manage.  However, it can often be difficult to decide which protocol to...

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Maintaining Security and Data Privacy is one of the Biggest IT Challenges Today

Every year at the EDUCAUSE Conference the Top 10 IT Issues for the upcoming year are announced. Leading up to each conference a panel of experts ranging from IT leaders, CIO’s and faculty members present a list of the top IT trends. which are then voted on by EDUCAUSE members. The top initiatives are the most important topics and trends and will be a focus for the upcoming year. This year was...

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Office 365 Integration: SSO, SSPR and 2FA

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Today, PistolStar, Inc. announced the integration of its PortalGuard product with Office 365. This integration will give administrators the power to choose the level of convenience and security they desire for their students and faculty while accessing Office 365, including:

-Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) -Single Sign-on (SSO) -Two-factor...

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Software: On Premise or SaaS?

Although SaaS software has existed in its current form since the 1990s, only recently has its offerings begun to rival those of the tried and true traditional on-premise software solutions.  In a study by Gartner, SaaS sales reached $10 billion in 2010, and it’s expected those numbers will double by 2015.  Though this doesn’t necessarily mean on-premise solutions are falling out...

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