Passlogix announced the release of v-GO Universal Authentication Manager (v-GO UAM), the first strong authentication solution that will enable Microsoft Windows to accept any identification device for log-on, including door access badges, government-issued citizen identity cards, standalone or built-in laptop biometrics, one time passwords via mobile phones, and question and answer sequences.
According to Passlogix, the solution lowers the cost of back-end strong authentication infrastructure in corporate networks from more than $100 to just $15 per user.
v-GO UAM cuts down on costs by using Microsoft Active Directory for data storage and administration, instead of employing a separate infrastructure with proprietary authentication servers.
v-GO UAM also simplifies the log-in process through contactless technology. Users who have door access badges, for example, simply tap their badge on a badge reader attached to their computer and enter a PIN code. They tap their badge again to lock their computer or log out. Users with smart cards, such as government-issued identity cards, insert and remove their card from the smart card reader in the computer.
v-GO UAM also works with Passlogix’s v-GO Single Sign-On to enable users to be re-authorized to sensitive applications with the same identification device they used to logon to Windows.