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

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 Christopher Perry 0 Comments

Keeping Our Customers Happy with HappyFox

Customer support is pivotal in every vertical for a simple reason: customers keep companies alive.  Existing customers provide feedback, revenue flow, and even referral business for a given company.  This only remains true if customers are happy and cared for throughout the lifetime of the partnership. Elite and dedicated customer support drives customer relationships and enables companies to...

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Tags: Authentication Security, contextual authentication, #deployment, HelpDesk, IT Security, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Password Security, privacy, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR, support, Two-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard Authentication Provider

by Loretta Keefe 0 Comments

Get Ahead of The Ball: Three Higher-Ed IT Issues to Tackle for 2020

In the world of technology, things change rapidly. The moment the ball drops to ring in 2020, we will enter a new year of emerging technologies that present an array of opportunities along with myriad challenges. For colleges and universities, the impact is particularly complex and can be difficult to keep up with.

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Tags: contextual authentication, higher education, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, privacy, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR

by Abbey Freeman 0 Comments

Why Students Prefer SSO and Self-Service Password Reset

In today’s digital age, students need more than the recommended books, a pen and a notebook to be successful. Expensive software, online resources, group chats and a variety of apps are now commonplace in the classroom. While this technology can enhance learning, it does come with its own set of challenges. Simply trying to remember and create all of the passwords needed for multiple required...

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Tags: help desk support, higher education, SSO, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Students, case study

by Michael Galinat 0 Comments

Why Grand View University Turned to PortalGuard's MFA & SSPR

Do you ever forget a password … or have you had your personal data breached? While these issues are complex on a personal level, their impacts are magnified for a large organization. A Microsoft study states that users who enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for their accounts will end up blocking 99.9% of automated attacks.

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Tags: Multi-Factor Authentication, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, university, case study

by Abbey Freeman 0 Comments

6 Ways to Prevent Password Hacking | PortalGuard

Hackers are the craftiest of fish. They nibble at your account day by day, trying 2 wrong password attempts and stopping before the 3rd attempt locks your account. Then, they wait a day for you, the user, to log into your account and reset the password tries before they try to log in again. Think about how often you log into your most important accounts. Do you log in every day? Month? Less...

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Tags: Account Unlock, Centralized Authentication, #forgotpassword, Password, password reset, password strength, Access Control, account management, password best practices, password complexity, password expiration, Password Security, #phishing, Self-Service Password Reset, SSPR, secure login, hackers, login session, password history, SSO reduces login prompts for end-users, Web Authentication, end-users, password requirements, usual password, tailored authentication, hacked, username, Self-Service Account Unlock, wrong passwords, social media, Centralized Self-Service Password Reset

by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments