Passlogix®, Inc. unveils a new edition of its v-GO® Credential Manager (v-GO CM™) that centrally manages multiple smart card brands and other authenticators. Upgrades include support for smart cards based on Microsoft’s .Net technology, the option to use Active Directory as the data repository, Active Directory-based group mapping capabilities, and new tools to automate user enrollment and simplify administrator lookup.
Passlogix Upgrades v-GO Credential Manager with .Net Card, Active Directory & Group Mapping Support
NEW YORK-Passlogix®, Inc. today announced a new edition of its v-GO® Credential Manager (v-GO CM™), the first and only product that manages disparate strong authentication devices and their associated credentials from a single console. Upgrades include support for smart cards based on Microsoft’s .Net technology, the option to use Active Directory as the data repository, Active Directory-based group mapping capabilities, and new tools to automate user enrollment and simplify administrator lookup.
v-GO CM currently manages all leading brands of smart cards from issuance through termination, with support for tokens, OTP, biometrics and proximity cards from multiple vendors slated for future releases. This cross-platform strategy provides flexibility in product selection, enables different devices to be used for different user groups, and permits equipment changes without the need to switch credential management systems.
New features in v-GO CM 6.0, released this week, include:
-Support for .Net-based smart cards, making v-GO CM the first non-Microsoft smart card/credential management system capable of managing cards built on .Net technology. The product now supports seamless interoperability between .Net and Java-based smart cards, enabling organizations to deploy a mix of smart cards developed on either technology platform. This is a critical benefit for companies that do not want to commit to a single smart card vendor, have decentralized purchasing environments, or are migrating from legacy technology.
-Support for Active Directory as a data repository, adding to previous support for use with a SQL-compliant databases. This new option enables Active Directory users to leverage their existing infrastructure for rapid low-cost deployment of the v-GO CM platform without impacting Active Directory performance.
-Group mapping of v-GO CM roles to Active Directory group names, simplifying deployment for administrators who are accustomed to administering access in Active Directory. This feature will enable organizations to map existing Active Directory groups such as “helpdesk” to a pre-defined and flexible role within v-GO CM.
-Automatic enrollment for end users who access v-GO CM’s User Portal with Windows Integrated Authentication credentials, eliminating the need for administrators to manually or bulk-import personal data for initial setup. This enables seamless provisioning for smart card enrollment and complements a self-service enrollment feature offered through the product’s User Portal.
-New user lookup tools that facilitate general administration, adds, directory mapping, and efficient management of large numbers of users.
“v-GO CM was designed to simplify the deployment and management of smart cards and other strong authentication devices by making it possible to centrally administer credentials for different kinds of authenticators from multiple vendors for the first time,” said Stephane Fymat, Passlogix vice president of product management and sales operations. “These enhancements significantly advance our objective of providing a single universal, easy-to-use platform for credential management.”
v-GO CM can be deployed on a standalone basis or as an integrated component of Passlogix’s v-GO® Sign-On Platform™ for enterprise single sign-on. The v-GO suite also includes modules that extend v-GO’s single sign-on capabilities to any form of strong authentication and kiosk environments; integrate with the leading identity management systems to automatically inject user credentials into the v-GO database for zero-touch provisioning; and permit self-service reset of forgotten Windows passwords.
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 http”://www.passlogix.com.