Single Sign On, am i really secure?

Single Sign On, am i really secure?

What is it?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication integration that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to access multiple applications

Why use it

Everyday, more and more people’s jobs require them to log into an ever increasing number of systems to complete some or all of their daily tasks.

B2b users have it worst than most. Often, B2b users will not only have to log into a wide variety of internal systems, but they will also have to log into an ever growing list of partner sites as well.

As the number of logins goes up, so does the headache associated with managing all the related passwords. For B2b users, managing passwords has become an increasingly difficult task as IT managers force users to create complex passwords that often expire after 30 or 90 days and can’t be reused.

Given the headache of managing numerous logins and passwords, it is easy to see why Single Sign On (SSO) has become such a popular online trend. SSO technology allows users to log into a number of systems using a single username and password credential.

How to bullet proof your security

While SSO has streamlined the login process for users, it has also increased the number of systems that are vulnerable if someone’s credentials are ever compromised.

If you are an IT professional considering SSO, you need to also consider multi-factor authentication as well.

Call us today and learn more about how multi-factor authentication and SSO can keep your B2b operations secure.

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