Single Sign On (SSO)

Single Sign On (SSO)

Your employees, customers and partners want seamless access to your resources from any platform and to share data with mobile, cloud and enterprise applications.

The security concern is obvious. By duplicate accounts, passwords, VPNs and multiple sign-ons, security is not being improved. Infact, these complications can adversely affect productivity.

Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to sign on once, using one set of secure corporate credentials, giving them one-click access to all applications from anywhere.

Even better, SSO will save you both time and money and free support staff from the rigours of constantly managing password resets.

A critical capability for nearly any enterprise today is single sign-on (SSO), enabled through Identity and access management (IAM). IT departments are facing ever growing demands, needing to manage thousands of both internal and external users. Each of these users need access to an increasing number of applications and data. Making matters more complex, users are now demanding access from any device or channel, and at any time of day or night. SSO helps streamline this. Whether it’s provisioning, meeting compliance requirements, or simply reducing the number of help desk calls, SSO plays an integral role in efficient enterprise IAM. Here are some of the ways a single sign-on solution makes a real impact on your organisation’s productivity:

A solution as versatile as your team

More than ever, users need a quick and secure way to access cloud-based tools to work. Without a centralised IAM, accessing the software becomes a time-consuming process, with employees having to manually log into each app or service they require. SSO negates this need and the need to remember credential for all of the solutions they may wish to access.

Peace of mind that your network is secure

An SSO solution also gives IT teams a real-time overview of the users that accessed certain applications, when that access occurs, and other important information about their activity. This information helps ensure the integrity of enterprise IAM security.

The right access for the right users

Ensure that the right people have access to the right things? This can be a big challenge for financial companies that must limit certain documents or applications to more senior employees, while still giving junior employees the tools and information they need to perform their tasks. Many enterprise IAM solutions come with built-in auditing for compliance reporting, SSO allows you to configure this access based on someone’s role, department or seniority, providing visibility and transparency for your teams. A team that’s always on track Having a single point of authentication simplifies what could be overwhelmingly complex. Streamlining the day-to-day operations of your team so they can focus on what they do best—while only ever having to sign in once. And instead of having an IT team that’s tied up with low-level administrative issues, such as addressing help tickets or deploying tools for disparate users and teams, these processes are automated and the team is empowered to focus on the bigger picture—efficiency, security and scale.

It’s time for SSO. Find out how best achieve SSO with a call to our Consultants.