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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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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Introducing PassiveKey® - Two Factor Authentication Made Easy

Strengthening Web Authentication, Without Overcorrecting

BEDFORD, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014)

Today, PistolStar, Inc. announced immediate availability of PortalGuard's newest solution, PassiveKey. PortalGuard's PassiveKey is a customer driven response to deliver the latest in innovative identity solutions. PassiveKey transparently enables two factor authentication while allowing the user...

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Tags: Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, Product Updates, Tokenless Authentication, Uncategorized, News & Press, PassiveKey, Two-Factor Authentication

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OWA Login Defense - Protecting against the Worsening Webmail Crisis


AMHERST, NH--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2013)

The PortalGuard platform's layered authentication approach adds protection which is crucial in defending Outlook Web App (OWA) against attacks, an often overlooked and critically weak focal point for illegitimate access to most any corporate network, with minimal tradeoff between security and usability.

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Tags: Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, News & Press, OWA, Webmail

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YubiKey USB login | Improved Two-Factor Authentication Options

Yubico Rounds Out PortalGuard's Two-Factor Authentication Offerings by Adding a USB Token to Prevent Unauthorized Access

AMHERST, NH and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2012)

Easy and cost-efficient two-factor authentication is now made available by a partnership between PortalGuard, provider of a web-based authentication platform and...

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Tags: Industry Updates, Press Release, Product Updates, News & Press, Two-Factor Authentication, Yubico, #YubiKey

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SSO, SSPR, 2FA; Why not all three? PortalGuard has the Answer

PortalGuard Announces Industry's Most Affordable Authentication Software Platform

AMHERST, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2012)

PistolStar, Inc. dba PortalGuard is pleased to announce the newest release of one of the industry's most complete and affordable authentication software platforms: PortalGuard.

"We are very pleased to announce the newest release of this product," said Tom Hoey, CEO of...

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Tags: Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Press Release, Product Updates, Turnkey Authentication, News & Press, stronger authentication

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Contextual Authentication debuts at SecureWorld

Attendees Learn How to Take a Flexible Approach to Authentication, Avoiding Severe Impacts to User Access

BEDFORD, NH--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2012)

PistolStar Inc. announces PortalGuard, a centralized contextual authentication platform, which offers flexible external access for the B2B market. Presenting at this year's SecureWorld Expo in Boston, March 28th - 29th, attendees will be able to...

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Tags: Authentication Methods, contextual authentication, Industry Updates, Press Release, Product Updates, News & Press