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Fighting Password Fatigue with SSO

Everyone hates passwords, but what most users hate about them is how many they have to remember. In many organizations it has become a requirement to have different complicated passwords for different applications that store valuable and confidential data. So if you have ever just felt overloaded with tons of passwords from work, personal finance, or your Netflix account, you could be suffering...

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Tags: Authentication Security, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, #singlesignon, PassiveKey, Password Security, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO)

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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

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Three Ways PortalGuard Is Serving Up A Competitive Advantage

There are numerous options for Identity Management and Authentication software in today's market. The wealth of information available from vendors provides ample resources for self-guided research, but it also makes it difficult to separate marketing messaging from the explicit answers you need to evaluate and make an informed decision. This post side-steps any feature/functionality checklists...

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Tags: Authentication, #deployment, identity management, SSO, Single Sign-On (SSO), tailored authentication, Licensing

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

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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 Jay Ouellette 0 Comments

Is ADFS Really Saving You Money?

Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) from Microsoft is well known for its simplicity and ease of use. Many organizations and schools adopt ADFS for these reasons, only to realize that it does not always play well other applications.

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Tags: Microsoft, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Windows 10, Single Sign-On Options, security compliance

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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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Tags: Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SQL, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, Lanyard Login, development server, administrator, security applications, SQL Monitoring Utility Tool, user profiles, dashboard, features, SQL Connectivity issues

Wondering what we've been up to? Check out some of the features PortalGuard has added over the last year!

One of the things we do here at PortalGuard is to make sure our product is the best it can be in Single Sign-on, Self-Service Password Reset, and Multifactor Authentication! We have put extensive research into developing solutions to customer problems, as well as updating PortalGuard based on what customers want out of their authentication solution. Here are several highlighted features we...

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