SecureAuth offers cloud-based IAM
SecureAuth announced the release of SecureAuth Cloud Access delivering adaptive and multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and automated account management for thousands of applications.
SecureAuth Cloud Access is a multi-tenant, cloud-based identity service that is designed to eases enterprise SaaS adoption. Offering a cloud service is an expansion of SecureAuth’s product portfolio, which includes SecureAuth IdP, an on-premises identity and access management solution.
SaaS application adoption is increasing and with it comes increasing business expectations to access any application from anywhere on any device. If IT teams discover new “grass roots” SaaS apps, it’s often after a purchase has already been made. End-users then have many accounts to manage, leading to security risks and a negative user experience.
At the same time, the continuous drumbeat of major breaches has left many organizations scrambling to improve security. Organizations are seeking solutions that can help them reduce risks in their environment, deliver a better experience for their end-users, and adapt to the complexities of existing infrastructure and processes.
Deployable in minutes, SecureAuth Cloud Access is designed from the ground up to address this new environment:
- With SSO support for more than 8,000 apps and sites, organizations can count on the apps they want being supported without having to pay additional fees as their needs expand
- Adaptive, risk-based multifactor authentication with mobile approval is integral to the service, improving security while minimizing user interruption
- Includes a secure password vault where end-users can add their own accounts, providing a single unified portal where they can log into every app or site they use — including a “personal” space to help them be more secure at home
- Enables secure control of access to applications which do not support a federation protocol like SAML; administrators can require users to log in through the SSO system and be confident that users cannot bypass it
- Integrates with existing on-premises or cloud directories and automatically creates accounts on demand in SaaS applications based on directory changes, reducing administrative busywork
- Provides management visibility into grassroots SaaS adoption and password strength, enabling feedback loops that improve security across the board
Evolis launches lamination module
Evolis launched its new lamination module for plastic cards compatible with its desktop card printer Primacy. The Evolis card lamination module aims to prevent forgery and can increase the durability of government cards or access control badges.
Since its creation in 2000, Evolis has deployed more than 370,000 printing systems across the world, enabling organizations and companies to issue plastic cards. In order to satisfy the requirements of those organizations for more secure and rapidly issued documents, Evolis has conceived a lamination module connected to its printer Primacy which now makes the lamination of national ID cards, military IDs, residency cards, employee badges or student cards possible, immediately after printing.
The new lamination module has been designed to connect to the Evolis card printer Primacy through infrared, creating one single system for encoding — from magnetic stripes to smart card chips — printing and laminating plastic cards. The system, named Primacy Lamination, prints and laminates up to 215 single-sided cards or 110 double-sided cards per hour. Ribbons and lamination films are easily installed and are automatically recognized. The system is up and running after a quick warm up period.
A large range of lamination films with or without holograms completes this product offer. Evolis can also design and customize laminates to include secure hologram patterns. Therefore, official cards, such as driver licenses, national ID cards, etc. as well as access control badges obtain maximum durability and a very high level of security.
AMAG unveils Symmetry features
AMAG Technology announced the release of two new software features that improve the functionality and reporting capabilities in Symmetry v8.1 access control software.
Symmetry Control Desk enables users to group together any combination of security devices, such as card readers, cameras, inputs and outputs, into new Monitor Zones, providing increased visibility to secure areas. Users can monitor the status of the devices in real time and issue commands to control security devices anywhere across the organization. Camera views are fully integrated and will automatically display on screen.
Activity and alarms within monitor zones will be displayed and acted upon from the Control Desk. Using a new camera links mechanism, live, pre and post alarm recordings can all be automatically reviewed, and if required the Symmetry Alarm Workflow capability can be used to ensure response is in line with the security plan.
Symmetry Advanced Reporting adds the ability to create virtually any report on security data including the production of charts and graphs. A new data dictionary combines relevant data from the full Symmetry database making it straightforward for reports to be developed using the new built-in reporting engine.
Symmetry users increasingly need to mine their security data to identify anomalies for further investigation and for compliance reporting. Symmetry Advanced Reporting is designed to allow any required analysis to be carried out. For more advanced compliance reporting requirements, users can work with AMAG’s Professional Services team to generate customized reports.
Both Symmetry Control Desk and Symmetry Reporting Services can be added to the current version of Symmetry v8.1, and are available for all versions of Symmetry.