by Kody Pinette 0 Comments

What's New in PortalGuard Version 6.2?

Here at PortalGuard your security is our main concern. We are always trying new things to keep you secure, but also make your life a little bit easier. In v6.2 we have widened the range of applications you can gain access to through Single Sign-On (SSO). Open Authentication 2.0 (OAuth 2.0) adds yet another way you can safely gain access to applications. OpenID Connect v1.0 (OIDC v1.0) adds the...

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by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

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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by RJ Dalton 0 Comments

Making Fiscally Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

It’s summer, the school year is officially over, but you now have a new budget in play.  Still thinking of making improvements before the next year begins?  Still dreaming of solutions to all those help desk calls?  Making well planned decisions to work within your new budget is a must. A top priority in making smart financial decisions is having the ability to grow with a solution and not...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, usability, User Experience, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, selfservicepasswordreset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger security, Two-Factor Authentication, #userauthentication, #userexperience, web applications, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, teachers, Chrome Books, Students, Single Sign-On Options, single logout, increase security, flexibility, secure login, off network access, PortalGuard Authentication Provider, Google Authenticator, higher education budgeting, budget, fiscally sound decisions

by Tom Hoey 0 Comments

One Click Solutions for Convenient Account Access

The world is improving on convenience every day. Find me someone that doesn’t love being able to proceed with something with little effort or difficulty. When it comes to shopping for household staples, forget going to the store!  I just order online from Amazon.  This is the same for ordering my farm to table weekly meal delivery.  Also, I haven’t been to the dry cleaner since they started...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, User Experience, #convenience, Password Management, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, user convenience, web applications, SSO Proxy, Jump Page

Universal Logout - Where to Go After SSO

Universal logout is a hot topic today for one simple reason: it is important. Single Sign-On (SSO) has taken over in recent years as a method of reducing login strain and improving security while maintaining usability.  In an age of passwords and data breaches, SSO has always been seen as the next logical step. Now that we’ve taken that step, the question becomes: where do we go from here? The...

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Tags: Identity Provider, SSO, Single-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, web applications, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, Jump Page, universal logout, SAML SLO, SAML Single Logout, cookies, secure login

Single Sign-on Checklist | A Game Plan

Single sign-on continues to be a growing technology in a world of diverse identity solutions. This particular authentication solution is well known by many IT professionals as a way to achieve the right balance of security and usability for its users. Based on my experiences, I often find many IT decision-makers blinded by the novelty of single sign-on. As with any change in access to a...

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Tags: authentication security, best practices, checklist, IT Security, SSO, Dynamic Analysis, Single Sign-On (SSO), user convenience, web applications

by Gregg Browinski 0 Comments

Secure Network Infrastructure with User Convenience

Securing Network Infrastructure with User Convenience

So many network breaches to read about, so little time.  The scary thing is that these headline grabbers are generally global, well-known companies that you would expect to have a secure network infrastructure.  As an IT professional or director, you would hope that since this type of company is a larger target, they would have a...

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Tags: innovative two factor authentication, IT Security, PortalGuard, SaaS, OTP, PassiveKey, Password Security, secure network infrastructure, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication, user convenience, web applications