by Mark Cochran 0 Comments

PistolStar has officially been acquired by BIO-key International

 

Wall, NJ, July 1, 2020 - BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced the completion of its purchase of PistolStar Inc., an established provider of large-scale on-premise and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) identity and access management (IAM) solutions, for $2.5 million.

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, PortalGuard Update, Two-Factor Authentication, Biometrics, bio-key, BIO-key International

PortalGuard's Latest in Feature Updates - Summer 2019

There is never a shortage of feature and enhancement requests from our customer base. These have been critical to ensuring PortalGuard's relevance in the authentication space so keep them coming! Features that make it into PortalGuard are either directly funded by a customer through our Tailored Authentication program or they are requested by multiple customers. For the latter case, these...

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Tags: Authentication Security, End user experience, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, Access Control, Access Management, Active Directory, PortalGuard Configuration, PortalGuard for Education, PortalGuard Update, SOL-based directory, two-factor, Two-Factor Authentication, secure login, security risk, login session, mobile authentication, Biometrics, front-end login, voice biometrics, domain policy, fingerprint readers, enable 2fa, security compliance, features, voice recognition, tailored authentication, automatic delivery fallback/failover, web-key, bio-key

PortalGuard Now Offering InCommon Metadata Sync Support

PistolStar, Inc.’s flagship product PortalGuard has recently added InCommon Metadata synchronization support. The InCommon Federation is a conglomerate of schools, about 481 members, where members of these institutions can access applications that are created and hosted by other InCommon members. InCommon extends trust to its members, giving them access to applications they wouldn’t otherwise...

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Tags: 2FA, #applications, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard Update, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, metadata, metadata clients, InCommon Federation, InCommon Metadata Synchronization Support, PortalGuard Service Provider

Importance of Third-Party Testing and Verification

All companies that create software necessarily do varying degrees of internal testing. There are numerous types of which can include: unit, system or "end-to-end", regression, performance, load or "stress", accessibility and security. Yes, that is a LOT and it's only a sample! Having a dedicated team of specialists for this purpose is ideal, but anyone that works with the same product daily is...

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Tags: Press Release, software as a service, Software Security Testing, SSO, Static Binary Analysis, static password, usability, User Experience, Veracode, Application Security Testing, Password Management, #phishing, PortalGuard Configuration, PortalGuard for Education, PortalGuard Update, Service Provider, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, tech support, updates, PortalGuard Service Provider, veracode verified, "static" analysis, Spoofing, Probabilistic Techniques, Exploitation of Authentication, Manual Penetration Testing, Dynamic Link Libraries, Abuse of Functionality, Exploitation of Trust, Data Structure Attacks

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Upgrade to PortalGuard v5.6.4.2 For All The Latest Features

 

Staying Up to Date

Upgrading is an important task in today's technology-driven environments, to ensure security and usability of the software deployed in your environment. At PortalGuard we aim to make upgrading as effortless as possible, each upgrade is completed one on one with a Technical Support Engineer. PortalGuard prides itself on being active throughout all your interactions with the...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, usability, User Experience, Veracode, Verafied, PortalGuard Update, SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, stronger security, updates, usable office 365, #userexperience, Password Reset from the Mac Desktop, Custom Branding, Chrome Books, Special Education, Para Professionals, Students, increase security

by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

PistolStar Inc. Is Proud to Announce: PortalGuard v5.6.4!

 

 

 

 

In an effort to provide our customers with the most secure and efficient product possible, the team behind PortalGuard is proud to announce the release of version 5.6.4!  This latest version of PortalGuard follows a recent round of penetration testing by Veracode – a third party solution brought in to ensure that PortalGuard is as secure as possible. As a result of that test,...

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Tags: PortalGuard Update

by Ryan McDermott 0 Comments

Google reCAPTCHA and More in PortalGuard v5.5 Release

PistolStar, Inc. engineers have released a new version of PortalGuard v5.5 that introduces nine new features! With new feature requests from customers as well as growth in the software industry, we are determined to keep PortalGuard an up to date leader in password security management. 

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Tags: Authentication, help desk calls, help desk support, HelpDesk, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, PortalGuard v5.5, Product Updates, #security, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, Password Security, PistolStar, PortalGuard Update, Product Update, reCAPTCHA, Two-Factor Authentication, user convenience

Single Sign on Solution | Taking PortalGuard to the Cloud

Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google – they all have their own “cloud” offerings. Some are more substantial than others and the targeted audiences range from large corporations, school districts and universities to software developers and even my parents or kids at home. The buzz words mostly center on ‘the cloud’ and convenience, which I mostly agree with – who says there’s no truth in...

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Tags: Authentication Security, Cloud SaaS, PortalGuard, SSO, Cloud authenticaiton, Dynamic Analysis, PortalGuard Update, Single Sign-On (SSO)