PortalGuard Feature Highlight - SQL Monitoring Tool

SQL Monitoring Tool

If you answer YES to any of the below questions, then we highly recommend installing our SQL Monitoring tool on your PortalGuard Server.

  • Do you utilize SQL to store your PortalGuard user profiles?
  • Do you use the Admin Dashboard, Announcements, or Lanyard login?
  • Are you concerned that your SQL database cannot be reached from your PortalGuard server?
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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

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Ask Christopher - Importance of a Test Server

Managing solutions and the various resources allocated to those solutions is a nightmare.  Tacking a test or development environment is just another hassle, right?  However, start thinking about the potential fallout from simple human error when vetting hasn’t been completed properly.  It’s easy to see the benefits to setting up those environments.

This quarter, the most common question to...

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Tags: 2FA, #deployment, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SSO, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, upgrades, updating software, test server, production, testing before deployment, development server, testing environment, administrator

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Maintaining Security and Data Privacy is one of the Biggest IT Challenges Today

Every year at the EDUCAUSE Conference the Top 10 IT Issues for the upcoming year are announced. Leading up to each conference a panel of experts ranging from IT leaders, CIO’s and faculty members present a list of the top IT trends. which are then voted on by EDUCAUSE members. The top initiatives are the most important topics and trends and will be a focus for the upcoming year. This year was...

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