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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Ask Christopher - "Should I Upgrade?"

Upgrading is always a top priority in the software industry.  Keeping vital software running smoothly and without issues is imperative to any industry with a digital presence.   With an authentication package like PortalGuard, up-to-date software also brings along new features and fixes for existing bugs or hiccups discovered along the way.  With that in mind, I am not surprised at the most...

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7 Blogs to Revisit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have officially recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Pulled directly from the official StaySafeOnline website, NCSAM is “…a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.”  Here at PortalGuard, Security is something that we take very...

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5 Ways PortalGuard Helps Institutions Implement 2FA

As an IT professional working in higher education, you understand how critical and complex managing campus user identity issues are. As sensitive information begins to be stored both on your campus and in the cloud, you must provide a secure system for all of your stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration. Relying on simply a name and password is no longer... Continue Reading →

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Cyber Security Challenges in Today's Classrooms | PortalGuard

Login and password security might sound funny to talk about in a classroom setting for children as young as Kindergarten through third grade, but in a world with constantly evolving technology, the argument could be made that its better to start them young. In today’s world hackers are everywhere trying to steal any information they can get their hands on. In each child today there seems to be...

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Secure Single Sign-on to Ellucian Products

The advent of online resources that are becoming more accessible to students in higher education has spawned the need to streamline access to online systems. This is a common theme and reason why our education customers contact PortalGuard. They are looking for a single sign-on solution that would allow their students to focus on learning rather than managing passwords and logins.

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Top 3 Problems seen in a Tech Support Role

 

Here at PortalGuard Technical Support, we get quite an assortment of inquiries needing resolution/understanding by our customers and prospects. We are committed to taking the time to document or build into our product what is needed to eliminate these questions from taking up too much time for us and our customers. However, I have been able to find three concerns that I see the most in tech...

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