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What does SSO Mean?
Single sign-on grants employees and authorized users access to applications with a single set of credentials. They are base on users’ identity and permissions rather than forcing them to memorize multiple strong passwords. In addition, single sign-on relies on SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), a secure and discreet protocol for authenticating users across the cloud, mobile device, legacy system, and on-premises applications.
SSO is a component of LastPass Identity. When combined with an enterprise password manager (EPM) and secure multi-factor authentication (MFA), it provides visibility and security to every user and access point for businesses of all sizes.
Six Main Advantages of Single Sign-On (SSO)
1. Single Sign-On Improves the User Experience
How often have you remained frustrated because you can’t remember the username and password for a particular app? SSO is the way to overcome this problem. When employees don’t have to repeatedly enter their logins or wait for password prompts to access tools, they’re happier, more satisfied, and more productive.
2. Single Sign-on Saves Time
Humans are not machines. As much as we’d love to remember dozens of login credentials, we’re programmed to forget some of them.
Set the password. Forgotten password? Redefine the password. It’s a frustrating cycle for users and IT teams alike who have lots of data to protect, many network resources to provision, and countless other crucial tasks to perform.
By implementing SSO, your users will be able to access the entire set of
resources from a single “portal” and with a single username and password.
3. Single Sign-on Improves Speed
In high-risk industries or large companies where many departments and employees require fast and stable access to the same applications and services, SSO can be incredibly useful.
In environments like these, slow access to shared tools or resources is critical.
4. Single Sign-on Helps With Compliance
It is no secret that organizations must comply with various regulations such as LGPD, GDPR, SOX, HIPAA, etc. Companies must assign unique IDs to all employees with access to devices and resources and ensure proper verification of external users.
Failure to comply with these wants can lead to heavy fines and decreased trust with partners, customers, or employees. SSO helps abide by these regulations, ensuring adequate access reporting and secure file sharing.
5. Reduce It Help Desk Costs
Because the single sign-on service reduces the number of login credentials, a person must remember that users are unlikely to open a password reset ticket to IT staff.
According to Gartner, between 20% and 50% of all help desk requests are related to credentials. Also, these tickets are expensive. Forrester estimates the cost of resetting the password to be at least $25 .
6. Single Sign-on Improves Security
SSO and security are intertwined and almost inseparable. The concept of “single sign-on” strengthens the protection of high-level and sensitive corporate resources.
Because the authentication token resides on the SSO server and not on the resources that users access, SSO acts as a central point of authentication. It reduces the chances of phishing or malware attacks.
SSO Compatible With Hundreds of Applications
Identity Manager Plus is SAML 2.0 compliant and works with hundreds of apps, with Workplace 365, G Suite, Salesforce, Slack, Workday, Dropbox, Zoho, and Zendesk. In addition, for organizations with internal applications that support SAML, Identity Manager Plus also offers custom SAML application integration.
Identity Manager Plus Highlights
SAML-based standardized SSO: Provides SSO to any request that supports the SAML protocol.
Centralized admission management: Administrators can manage access to all enterprise applications by granting or revoking user access in bulk.
Application access and usage auditing: Provides detailed information about application usage, including when a user accessed an application, enabled SSO for an application, and granted or revoked user access to an application.
Visibility and Access Control With File Transfer
In industries where data protection is paramount, and also, there is no room for error, your business needs a Managed File Transfer (MFT) tool like MOVEit.
MOVEit streamlines the exchange of data and files between customers, employees, and also, partners. If you already have a single sign-on service, MOVEit is the final piece of your puzzle. Get maximum protection with log recording for auditing, advanced encryption, and activity tracking.
Available as a managed service, cloud solution, or on-premises, MOVEit and SSO can help control the authentication and access granted to each user, giving your business greater visibility and also, control.
Single sign-on grants employees and also, authorized users access to applications with a single set of credentials. They are based on users’ identities and permissions rather than forcing them to memorize multiple strong passwords.