Tewkesbury, UK (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Tools4ever, Ltd, a market leader in Identity & Access Management (IdM) solutions, has introduced a new version of its Single Sign-On solution, E-SSOM. The new primary feature in this latest version is two-factor authentication (2FA), or integration with key card systems. This new feature provides additional security for the primary login for Single Sign-On through the use of a smart card with a PIN code. Rather than entering a single combination of username and password, end-users can now login by holding their key card against a card reader and entering a PIN code. By combining Single Sign-On with this authentication method, users can benefit from a fast and convenient single login, whilst still protecting the network from unauthorised users.
With two-factor authentication (TFA or 2FA), two independent tokens are used to confirm a user's identity. This authentication method is regarded as highly secure because it is based on something the user owns (the key card) and something the user knows (the PIN code). E-SSOM offers end-to-end integration with all common readers for two-factor authentication, including HID, UziPas, Mifare, Biometrie, Gridtoken, Proximity Based Devices and RFID.
E-SSOM offers native integration with the card reader's driver software and links the access card ID to the user's credentials (username/password) in Active Directory. No additional software is required to create this link.
E-SSOM also offers various additional two-factor authentication options, including:
- Auto Application Start: When end-users have verified their identity using their key card and PIN code, the system will automatically launch a set of applications and log them in so that they can start working immediately.
- Auto Application close: When a workstation has been locked by a user, other users will typically only be able to log in after restarting the workstation. E-SSOM offers the ability to unlock workstations without needing to restart. It will stop the applications of the locked user in the correct manner and perform a ‘Fast User Switch’ or ‘Follow Me’ for the new user.
- Self Service registration: When a user holds an unknown card against the reader, E-SSOM will ask which username/password it must be linked to. As such, it is no longer necessary to centrally link and issue cards in advance as the end-user will be able to perform the registration process by themselves. This can result in a considerable reduction in workload for the end-user and the IT department.
- PIN code memory: After users have entered a PIN code, E-SSOM will remember it for a predefined period. This means users do not have to enter the PIN code each time they use their key card to log in.
- Behavioural authentication: E-SSOM enables users to exactly define how smart cards must be used. For example, they can stipulate that the card should remain in the reader (contactless reader) during the whole period the employee is logged in, they can indicate that this is only required during login or specify that the card must be presented to the reader for a defined number of seconds. As long as the reader supports these options, they can be set in E-SSOM.
A full list of card readers supported by E-SSOM is available at:
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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 1,6 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.