(PRWEB) March 17, 2011
Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management solutions, has introduced a new version of Enterprise Single Sign On Manager (E-SSOM). The most important new features in this version are Fast User Switching and Follow Me. With Fast User Switching, end-users have extremely quick access to their applications by circumventing the slow log-in process of Windows. A user is logged in in a few seconds instead of minutes in a standard Windows environment. E-SSOM takes over the log-in, launching and closing applications. This is particularly useful in locations where multiple users make consecutive use of one PC with their own user account, for example in hospitals. If an organization has access to Citrix and / or Terminal Services (TS), it is possible to apply Follow Me instead of Fast User Switching. In case of Follow Me, an open session is automatically linked to a user as soon as they make themselves known on a workstation.
Fast User Switching & Follow Me
In many organizations a PC is used by several people. To avoid losing valuable time logging into Windows and launching applications, a single generic user account is often used. However this is really not secure because users can gain access to privileged information. This is also an issue when it comes to audits and compliance. With Fast User Switching a workstation and its applications are available quickly. A user only has to log into E-SSOM instead of the slow Windows log-in window, after which the applications for which he is authorised are launched and logged into automatically. If the application has already been launched, only logging in has to be done. By using a smartcard (a user pass), this process can be simplified and accelerated even further. Once a user presents the smartcard to the reader, this is recognised by E-SSOM and the user is automatically switched, logged in and the right applications are launched, without the user having to do anything further.
The Follow Me functionality is an alternative for Fast User Switching and only works in combination with Citrix or Terminal Services. The user begins by logging into the network and launching the required applications (E-SSOM provides automatic login). If this user then switches workstations, he is able to ‘take’ the logged-in session with him to a different workstation. Just as with Fast User Switching, it’s possible to link user-switching to a smartcard. This means the user only needs to be identified with a pass and an optional PIN code.
Single Sign On
Of course E-SSOM’s main functionality remains intact. This Single Sign On solution takes over the end-user’s log-in process to several applications, so that he doesn’t need to enter a new username/password combination for each application he wants to open. Logging in just once with the Windows log-in is sufficient to open all the required applications immediately. Thanks to the preconfigured applications and its advanced interface, E-SSOM can set Single Sign On for every required application.
Tools4ever distinguishes itself with a no-nonsense approach and a low Total Cost of Ownership. In contrast to comparable Identity & Access Management solutions, Tools4ever provides a complete solution in several days rather than weeks or months. Partly thanks to this approach, Tools4ever is the undisputed Identity & Access Management market leader, with more than one million managed user accounts.
Tools4ever supplies a variety of software products and integrated consultancy services involving Identity Management, such as User Provisioning, RBAC, Password Management, SSO and Access Management. For more information, please visit http://www.tools4ever.com.
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