by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

PortalGuard vs. Microsoft Azure AD: A Direct Comparison

When it comes to purchases or big decisions, there is no shortage of quotes, quips and clichés. "You get what you pay for", "there's no free lunch" and "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". Any decision takes careful research and Identity Management decisions are among the most crucial that a business can make. Previous blog posts examined hidden costs for Microsoft ADFS and made...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Microsoft, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, Custom Branding

by Jay Ouellette 0 Comments

Is ADFS Really Saving You Money?

Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) from Microsoft is well known for its simplicity and ease of use. Many organizations and schools adopt ADFS for these reasons, only to realize that it does not always play well other applications.

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Tags: Microsoft, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Windows 10, Single Sign-On Options, security compliance

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Why Gamers Tolerate Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is often a dirty phrase for end-users – though that does not seem to hold true within the gaming community. It is not a stretch of the truth to say that gamers are a temperamental lot.  We like things that work, and we hate change on principal.  Of course, opinions can shift one way or the other, but that’s the basic foundation when targeting gamers as an audience:...

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Tags: 2FA, #AccountUnlock, Authentication, authentication management, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, #gamer, MFA, Microsoft, Multi-Factor Authentication, Access Management, Authentication Provider, OTP Authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, mobile authentication, mobile authenticator, blizzard, Square-Enix, Steam, XBOX, PC Games, Benefits of 2FA, Sony, PlayStation, gaming companies using 2FA

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Windows Server 2016 Certification – PortalGuard v5.5

Windows Server 2016 Certification informs IT administrators and authorities alike that hardware components, software solutions, and other devices meet Microsoft’s standards for compatibility and Best Practices.  We are proud to announce that the latest version of PortalGuard meets Windows Server 2016 Certification requirements!

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Tags: Authentication, #bestpractices, increased usability, Microsoft, PortalGuard, Product Updates, Uncategorized, #2FA, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, Two-Factor Authentication

by Larry Conroy 0 Comments

Common Office 365 Password Reset Issues and Resolutions

Just like with anything that requires a password, Office 365 password reset is a common issue for a wide range of industries.  Office 365 and Outlook Web App (OWA) provide email services to multitudes of end-users every day.  As you may or may not know, Office 365 is a cloud-hosted application suite provided by Microsoft, while OWA is installed and maintained on-site by local IT...

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Tags: Microsoft, password reset, office 365, OWA, Password Management, Self-Service Password Reset, User Authentication