For any IT department, it is imperative to understand how your organization can
securely manage and control users’ identities. With so many employees accessing
up to thirty different resources over the Internet to do their daily jobs—often with
thirty different usernames and passwords—organizations are struggling to maintain
a secure working environment. This white paper provides an introduction to
leveraging user credentials securely through federated identity management.
While traditional solutions for integrating physical and logical access have historically been intrusive, difficult to deploy and very costly, a new generation of access control solutions that are IP-enabled are paving the way for organizations to make what once was a futuristic scenario, a viable reality. HID Global is meeting these security challenges head on with its new Edge™ Family of IP-based access solutions.
A large financial institution used a competitive product for Web Access Management. By working with P2 Security, the company was able to determine its true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). An analysis following the installation of maXecurity revealed annual cost savings of millions of dollars per year. In addition, by switching to maXecurity, the Return on Investment (ROI) was measured in months.
Protecting ones network from hostile attacks has become a full time job. Especially today, when networks have become an easy target for hackers, intruders, abusers, Email Viruses, Worms, Trojan-horses, Phishing, Spam and DoES (Denial of Email Service).
For most companies, information security is a top priority. Demand for protecting data and employee confidentiality is only continuing to grow, especially in industries that require a regulatory-compliant environment. However, applying usernames and passwords for authentication is insufficient. While two-factor authentication is an effective security solution, traditional token-based systems have been difficult to implement and administer, leading to limited adoption.
Virtually all businesses today have work processes that dictate the need to share
critical business information with people outside as well as inside the
organization. The information may be highly confidential intellectual property,
patient health records, sensitive customer data, financial information or the like.
This presents a challenge.
Ping Identity conducted anonymous interviews of seventeen Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Information Security Officers across financial services, healthcare, education, insurance and business services. What we learned was surprising: many of the survey participants share three common misperceptions about secure Internet single sign-on (SSO).
This paper provides a background of federation and provisioning concepts, functional operations, and standards. A complex provisioning use case is presented to demonstrate the potential combination of SPML and SAML in a federated environment.
The modern world has an unprecedented need for security. More than ever before, sensitive information, ranging from personal account numbers to government intelligence, is stored in databases that can be accessed via the Internet, cellular phones, and other networks. This information is a target for those who wish to exploit it for illegal purposes.
Surely only a few individuals, who have been living a life of seclusion on the French Riviera for the last few years, won’t know what the crime of “phishing” is. At least that’s what we tend to think in the security industry. Yet, according to Gartner estimates, 3.3% of the 124 million consumers who received phishing email last year were victimized and lost money because of the attacks.