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MultiFactor Announces Authentication, Provisioning for Salesforce.com

July 28, 2009

MultiFactor Corporation, a vendor of Single Sign-On two-factor authentication and other Web application security products, has announced what company officials are calling an authentication and provisioning program for Salesforce.com (News - Alert)

The product, SecureAuth, addresses "both the provisioning and authentication complexities associated with cloud-based solutions," company officials say: "Users are provisioned and authenticated while using the enterprise existing central user database, i.e., Active Directory."
 
"With this integration," MultiFactor officials say, SecureAuth for Salesforce.com "brings enterprise grade security to the cloud application," adding that SecureAuth is a browser based product "requiring no additional user hardware or thick client software to deploy and manage." The same platform can also be used to manage access into other cloud applications, enterprise Web applications, and corporate VPNs.

Recently, TMC reported that MultiFactor released SecureAuth 5.0.6, "enabling true secure cloud computing," according to company officials at the time, who noted the release of SecureAuth's two-factor authentication product for Cisco (News - Alert) IPSec and SSL VPNs "now incorporates a secure Single Sign On experience for cloud based applications as well."

"We have an installed base of satisfied Cisco VPN customers who appreciates our product for its low cost, simplicity, flexibility and ultimate security," said Mark Lambiase, MultiFactor's director of Network Products. "With SecureAuth web-SSO, authentication to the Cisco SSL VPN can now be seamlessly, transparently and securely extended to other services." 
 
With this release, company officials said, "an enterprise has the ability to use the same authentication system and a single, existing user data store to control and manage both network and application access separately or simultaneously. While many application resources may now live in the cloud, the enterprise's network administrator remains in full control of identities and access to those applications in addition to the corporate network. New features include a full suite of identity management tools to increase efficiency and security."


David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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