Passlogix® expands the authentication capabilities of its v-GO® Single Sign-On Platform™. Additions include integration with the full suite of RSA smart cards and authenticators, HID Prox and iClass proximity badges used for kiosk access, Microsoft .Net smart cards, European national ID cards, and an expanded list of smart cards. In addition, these enhancements address the need to integrate two-factor authentication into single sign-on environments.
Passlogix Raises Bar on ESSO Strong Authentication, Adding RSA, HID, .Net & National ID Card Support
#1 in Authentication Device & Deployment Options for Enterprise Single Sign-On
BARCELONA, Spain & NEW YORK–Passlogix®, Inc., today announced major enhancements to the strong authentication capabilities of its market-leading v-GO® Sign-On Platform™, giving v-GO the broadest authentication support of any enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) solution on the market. Additions include integration with the full suite of RSA authenticators, HID Prox and iClass proximity badges used for kiosk access, Microsoft .Net smart cards, and an expanded list of smart cards, plus support for additional middleware vendors to serve a variety of IT environments.
For European companies, the enhancements include the potential to use national ID cards as strong authenticators, eliminating the need to purchase separate devices to implement two-factor authentication to tighten security for system and application logon.
These upgrades significantly expand the choice of authentication devices, methods and middleware that can be used in conjunction with v-GO SSO (v-GO Single Sign-On®), the core application in the Passlogix Sign-On Platform, and v-GO AM (v-GO Authentication Manager™), an add-on module that enables users to securely authenticate themselves to enterprise applications with any form of strong authentication without the need to remember multiple user IDs or passwords.
“Every enterprise has different needs for strong authentication, whether it’s a different form of authentication, a different vendor or even a preference for PKCS#11-based smart cards over the MS CAPI standard,” said Stephane Fymat, Passlogix vice president of product management and sales operations. “These v-GO enhancements enable us to meet more of those needs than any ESSO vendor, fit into any existing two-factor authentication environment, and provide complete flexibility for customers that are changing authentication methods or deploying authenticators for the first time.”
Passlogix’s expanded strong authentication support extends v-GO’s single sign-on capabilities to enterprises using:
-RSA Smart Cards including ID/password mode, becoming the first ESSO platform enabling administrators to take advantage of RSA’s ability to store the user’s Windows ID and password on the smart card in lieu of deploying and managing digital certificates. A single RSA Smart Card allows users to get into their building, log onto their PCs, and access applications via single sign-on.
-RSA SecureID® SID800 multi-function hardware authenticators, which combine SecurID token and smart chip-based authentication in a USB form factor. v-GO can work with the device in both smart card and token mode, reading and automatically inserting the one-time password (OTP) code into a SecurID-enabled application without user intervention. Passlogix is the only ESSO vendor to support the device.
-RSA SecurID® hardware tokens for use both as primary and application authentication, making v-GO the only ESSO solution that can natively support the use of SecurID tokens for Windows logon. RSA’s Local Authentication Client (LAC) is embedded in v-GO AM for optional installation on the user’s machine.
HID Prox and iClass proximity badges for kiosk access, adding passive badge support to the active badge integration already offered with v-GO’s support for Ensure Technologies’ XyLoc proximity-based authorization badges. Both active and passive proximity badges are used most frequently to authenticate users to kiosks or shared workstations.
-Microsoft .Net-based smart cards, additional smart card brands, including:
*Gemalto Xpresso- Cryptoflex e-gate, Cyberflex Access 4.3, .Net
*RSA Smart Card 5200, Smart Key 6200, SecurID SID800
*NetMaker NetMaker Net iD – CardOS 1
*IBM JCOP31 v2.2
This expansion gives v-GO the broadest smart card support in the ESSO market as well as making it the first ESSO platform to support cards based on .Net technology.
-European national ID cards that can now be used to authenticate employees to enterprise applications as well as for banking, healthcare and other existing uses. This capability is of particular value to smaller companies that want to strengthen security with strong authentication but lack the budget to issue devices dedicated to identity credentials for application access.
-Smart card middleware from Gemalto (Gemplus, Axalto), Raak Software and RSA, giving administrators a choice of middleware that brokers the communication between the card and the application.
These enhancements address the growing adoption of strong authentication strategies to increase logon and application security in global enterprises, and the associated need to integrate two-factor authentication into single sign-on environments in order to maximize the benefits of single sign-on as well as reduce application sign-on time.
v-GO AM, the v-GO platform’s add-on authentication manager, provides those abilities with the added benefit of enabling administrators to mix and match different authenticators for different users and applications. It also allows administrators to control which applications are accessed based on the type of authenticator used.
v-GO SSO, the platform’s core single sign-on system, automatically and securely signs the user into any number of Windows, mainframe or Web applications after a single network logon without additional identification and authentication processes. This reduces the security gaps, administrative overhead, user frustration and help desk costs associated with the use of multiple application passwords. It also facilitates access reporting for regulatory compliance purposes.
The v-GO platform also includes four other add-on products that extend v-GO’s single sign-on capabilities to kiosk environments; enable all identity provisioning systems to automatically inject user credentials into v-GO SSO; permit self-service reset of forgotten Windows passwords; and centralize management of strong authentication devices. The platform has sold more than 6 million licenses to organizations around the world.
Passlogix is the developer of the v-GO Sign-On Platform, the market’s most robust, scalable and easy-to-deploy enterprise single sign-on platform with successful installations in hundreds of organizations of all sizes and in all industries around the world. The company’s patented intelligence-based technology eliminates lengthy and expensive implementation cycles, and provides rapid return on investment, by adapting to any existing infrastructure without the need for custom coding or replacement of legacy hardware or software. Founded in 1996, Passlogix is headquartered in New York City with sales offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information please visit www.passlogix.com.