by Michael Galinat 0 Comments

Offline Enhancements For Better Online Security

Are you a person that is constantly working on the move? Are you worried that your computer could be compromised by a cyber criminal who hacked your password?  If you answered "YES" to either of these questions, then we highly recommend installing our latest PortalGuard Desktop Client.

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication Methods, authentication security, IT Security, login security, Two-Factor Authentication, offline, offline desktop 2fa

by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments

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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How One Foundation for Community Colleges Found a Password Management Solution to Fit Their Budget

It's not easy to find a solution that can resolve authentication and cybersecurity challenges for multiple institutions. In a market flooded with companies that promise to deliver a custom-tailored solution, one name should stand out: PortalGuard.

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Custom Office 365 Login Branding - Trust and Consistency

When one hears the phrase Custom Office 365 Login Branding, the first thing to come to mind is likely nothing to do with trust.  However, regardless of your business or industry vertical, trust is a key component to maintaining lasting relationships both inside and outside your organization. With an application as prevalent as Office 365, a certain level of trust is established from the...

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3 Ways to Improve Password Quality - Think Smarter

It doesn't matter where you go online - you are inevitably going to need a password.  Despite our best efforts, passwords still hold a key position in keeping important, private, and personal information out of the wrong hands.  With this in mind, it is surprising to think that having a strong password is still one of the most overlooked areas of cyber security today.  Passwords are becoming...

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A+ in Usability: Identity Management You Need for Office 365!

Identity Management

Get your umbrella out. It’s raining apps! From the classroom to your personal photos, almost every app and aspect of a student’s life can be stored in the cloud, and that makes for a lot of passwords to enter and remember. Studying late and locked out of Office 365? Looks like you will have to call the help desk; no need if a Self Service Password Reset Solution for...

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