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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The Future of Authentication Security - What a DDoS Attack Taught Us

The future of authentication security sounds like the beginning of some overthought seminar on protecting what is yours. It brings to mind dry, technical conversations that often have little bearing on the immediate here and now. This is the future of authentication that we are talking about, after all.

However – if we take a look at the recent DDoS attacks on Dyn that took down a huge chunk...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #ddos, Industry Updates, Dynamic Analysis, News & Press, stronger security, User Authentication

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Best In Class for Password Management - PortalGuard

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, or what you think about the life expectancy of passwords; the bottom line is this: password management is still a pain. The problem with password management includes dealing with multiple passwords, enabling self-service options, or simply configuring passwords differently for specific user groups. Somehow, despite the advances we have made to...

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, Industry Updates, News & Press, Password Management, password manager, Single Sign-On

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Quick Tip: The Dangers of Password Reuse

Another day, another data breach. At this point, it almost doesn’t qualify as news! Yet here we are, fresh in the wake of a data breach similar in form to the LinkedIn data dump of May 2016. Of course, I am talking about the recently acknowledged Dropbox dump. As was the case with the LinkedIn breach, the Dropbox dump references over 60 Million accounts that have appeared online recently, due...

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Tags: Authentication Security, authentication security, MFA, Dynamic Analysis, News & Press, password best practices, Password Security, Single Sign-On

Canvas LMS - Critical SAML Single Sign-on Update

It’s not every day that a high-grade application suite pushes out an update that could potentially break part of certain existing systems that are already in place. Such has been the case with the popular software suite provided by Instructure: the Canvas LMS. Instructure will be pushing out an update on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 that will change the metadata/ACS URL for SAML SSO.  If...

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Tags: Canvas, Education, Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Product Updates, News & Press, SAML, Single Sign-On

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Personal Data Protection - The Quest, Cost & Reality

By now you’ve almost certainly heard of the record amount of data breaches that occurred during 2015 - placing personal data protection at the forefront of everyone's mind. 2015 was the year of the hacker, with an incredible number of high profile data breaches occurring at major banks and retailers, as well as travel & leisure establishments.

Aside from the high cost of loss for the major...

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Tags: 2FA, Industry Updates, data breach, data security, Dynamic Analysis, News & Press, Two-Factor Authentication

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Self-service Portal - PortalGuard Nebula


Jason demonstrates some of the functionality and advanced features in the newest version of PortalGuard's self-service portal: PortalGuard Nebula.

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Tags: Product Updates, News & Press, Portal, PortalGuard Nebula, User Authentication, video

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2015 Data Breaches - A Year in Review

If the series of 2015 Data Breaches taught us anything it is this: 2015 was a good year to be a hacker. In fact, it seems that as the years progress, the life of a hacker seems to get better and better. While doing research for this topic, I noticed the following trend: with every passing year, the year prior was described as “the worst year for data breaches.” Some quick examples - here is an...

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Tags: Industry Updates, review, data breach, data security, Dynamic Analysis, News & Press

SC Magazine names PortalGuard Best Buy in Authentication

BEDFORD, NH (PRWEB) April 19, 2015

Today, PistolStar Inc., announced the SC Magazine publication and review of its PortalGuard product as the2015 Best Buy in Authentication. PortalGuard is an all-in-one authentication extension that easily enables web-based single sign-on, two-factor authentication, and self-service password management. PortalGuard reduces expense associated with everyday...

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Tags: Best Buy, Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, Authentication Best Buy, News & Press, SC Magazine

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Office 365 Integration: SSO, SSPR and 2FA

BEDFORD, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2014)

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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Tags: Industry Updates, Integration, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, News & Press, office 365