Passlogix Adds Features

Intros on-demand edition of its v-GO Sign-On Platform and a Shared Accounts Manager module for managing privileged accounts

NEW YORK -- Passlogix(r), Inc., today announced a breakthrough on-demand edition of its market-leading v-GO(r) Sign-On Platform(tm) that simplifies enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) deployments for both administrators and end users by enabling the client software to be accessed with a simple click on a link or pre-loaded on USB memory sticks. This industry-first software distribution strategy allows organizations to extend single sign-on to users with computers not managed by the enterprise, broadening ESSO's reach to users previously unable to benefit from the technology's password management capabilities.

"Our new v-GO On Demand Edition will change the landscape for enterprise single sign-on by eliminating traditional client software distribution, thereby extending ESSO to non-network computers used to access corporate applications, and providing new flexibility in ESSO use overall," said Passlogix vice president of strategy and product management Stephane Fymat. "By removing the limitations of traditional software installation, we are enabling ESSO to be deployed and used on an anytime/anywhere basis for the first time."

With the new On Demand Edition of v-GO Single Sign-On (v-GO SSO) and other modules in the v-GO suite, the v-GO client software can be downloaded and activated with a simple click on a link. This allows the v-GO client to be deployed without requiring administrators to set up installation packages or forcing end users to install software. It also enables software updates and rollbacks to be applied automatically and managed from a central location.

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NEW YORK -- Passlogix®, Inc., today announced v-GO® Shared Accounts Manager™ (v-GO SAM), a new module in its v-GO® Sign-On Platform™ that offers an industry-first approach to managing access to privileged accounts. v-GO SAM leverages v‑GO’s enterprise single sign-on capabilities and its interoperability with identity management and strong authentication systems to close the security gaps associated with shared credentials, offer new capabilities that aid regulatory compliance, and eliminate the need for a dedicated vault system for shared account management.

v-GO SAM enables credentials to be securely shared by multiple users such as system administrators who must access privileged accounts, workgroup members who must share a pool of generic accounts, and temporary workers or contractors who must be issued temporary generic accounts. It interacts with v-GO Single Sign-On (v-GO SSO), the core application in the v-GO product suite, to receive and respond to requests for credentials.

With v-GO SAM, a user requiring access to a privileged account makes an online request to check out a specific username and password from a central container dedicated to shared accounts, usually located in a corporate directory such as Active Directory. The request is approved or denied based on the user’s role and group membership in the corporate directory and/or an approval workflow in the enterprise’s identity management system.

The system then issues the username and password, subject to policy-based usage controls such as a two-hour credential expiration or a limited number of logins. The user never sees the password so it can never be shared with anyone else. After expiration, the username and password are automatically deleted from the user’s credential store and checked back in to v-GO SAM. Usernames and passwords cannot be checked out to multiple users simultaneously, thus establishing a single point of accountability for all activity on the target system.

Instead of buying a separate hardware or software vault system to administer shared accounts, v-GO SAM allows organizations to use their existing enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) infrastructure and identity provisioning systems to address the challenge of privileged account password management and compliance. System administrators can now manage both conventional and shared credentials with a common strategy and infrastructure.

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