Access management products and services have matured in single sign-on protocols and user authentication, and technical differentiators include adaptive access capabilities, as well as ease and breadth of target system enablement. Among new purchases, demand for IAM as a service continues to grow.
In recognizing the evolution of the authentication market and the demand for more convenient, portable, and cost-effective methods of adding security to all online applications, VASCO has embarked on a mission to add authentication on any platform, at any time, for any application. Read more to find out how to transform multi-factor authentication from "something you have" to "something you already have."
Published By: SafeNet
Published Date: Jan 14, 2014
The demands for heightened security through the use of multi-factor authentication are pressing, but so is the need to control budgets and give users convenient access to the data and services they need. It is growing increasingly clear that organizations can’t meet these demands with legacy platforms—they need next-generation authentication. This paper examines why this need for next-generation authentication is so vital, and it offers a detailed look at the key characteristics that distinguish these platforms from other alternatives.
An online game such as Marks and Spencer’s holiday Pass The Parcel campaign is in many ways, the worst case authentication scalability demand. The viral nature of the game generates massive numbers of registration and login events through both social providers and through username/password as eager players open presents and engage their friends to play. The game builds a huge audience of active players that remain active for the entire promotion while recruiting even more players, each of whom must register and then login to play, often multiple times per day.
Guests, contractors, vendors, business partners, and other temporary users require and expect certain level of network access within organizations that they visit. Corporate network access has been typically open; internal LAN connections have seldom required authentication. Today however, regulatory and other security concerns demand that organizations adopt a more secure posture towards these short-term users.
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