by Mark Cochran 0 Comments

North Orange County Community College District adds BIO-key’s PortalGuard

 

Wall, NJ, July 16, 2020 - BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, today announced that the company’s footprint in providing IAM for higher education continues to grow within the California Community College System with fifty colleges under support. The North Orange County Community College...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Two-Factor Authentication, Biometrics, bio-key, BIO-key International

by Mark Cochran 0 Comments

Arcadia University Selects BIO-key's PortalGuard Solution

 

Wall, NJ, July 13, 2020 - BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, today announced the first new customer contract for its PortalGuard IAM solution following its recent purchase of PortalGuard developer PistolStar. The customer is Arcadia University, a private university in Glenside, Pennsylvania...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Two-Factor Authentication, Biometrics, bio-key, BIO-key International

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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by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Password Reset from the Mac Desktop – Cross Platform Support

What exactly do you think of when you see the phrase Password reset from the Mac Desktop? There is obviously a connection to the Mac Keychain, but what does password reset on the Mac Desktop really look like?  On Windows, Desktop Password reset is a no-brainer – ask just about anyone and you’ll get a practically identical response: CTRL + ALT + DEL to reset your password. For Password Reset on...

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Tags: Mac, PortalGuard#SSPR#, Self-Service Password Recovery, Password Reset from the Mac Desktop

by Rob K 0 Comments

Getting Away from Your Homegrown Environment

 

From the moment the doors first opened and continuing through today, many organizations and institutions have been creating and developing their IT systems and departments continuously. Through the years, changes in IT range from new technologies to new positions and/or employees. This in turn, makes it very difficult to ensure the entire department is on the same current technical page....

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, best practices, #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, information security, IT Security, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, data security, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

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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Advantages of Using PortalGuard for Educational Institutions

     

Did you know that PortalGuard for Education,  an all in one authentication package, is the leading solution for the K-12 and Higher Education institutions?

Since PortalGuard for Education came into existence, we have worked with increasingly numerous educational institutions throughout the country seeking solutions for SSO, 2FA, SSPR and Contextual Authentication. Currently, these such...

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A Solution for Multiple SSO Integration Challenges

 

The search for a fully integrated authentication solution to provide to your students, parents, and faculty can be an overwhelming challenge. Oaks Christian School, an independent, college-preparatory school in California met that challenge head on in 2017. PortalGuard was chosen to provide them with this service because of its excellence in the authentication industry.

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by Larry Conroy 0 Comments

Ways to Access Your OTP Authentication | PortalGuard

 

Movie theater QR code:

I almost lost it last night. My date and I approached the ticket taker at our local movie theater with a QR code ticket on my phone. I find it fascinating that phones are now used for a valid entrance. I proudly showed my QR code to the young attendant and was quickly asked for my confirmation code. What happened next got me thinking all about advanced security.

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Tags: Authentication Security, PortalGuard, Password Security, Self-Service Password Recovery, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication

Consider This: Securing Data and Perfect Security

Securing data is all the buzz in the world of digital security these days. It makes sense: data is both important and valuable. No matter if it is your own personal information or the information that your company has spent a lot of time, effort and finances on protecting, there is always some individual out there who has a strong desire to take that information for him or herself. It has...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, identity management, #infosec, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, data security, Dynamic Analysis, Self-Service Password Recovery, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, User Authentication