HAWTHORNE, N.Y--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--As the amount of information people are creating, storing and downloading increases exponentially, the importance of secure authentication is also growing rapidly. Employees expect easy access to work resources and personal information anytime, anywhere, while IT teams struggle to guarantee easy, anytime access without sacrificing security. With single sign-on, IT teams can protect their organizations’ LANs and WANs, while users can access important information and multiple services by just signing in once.
“We are eager to educate employees and IT teams on the benefits of single sign-on as it provides protection of company resources and while concurrently streamlining the authentication process for the user.”
HOB, the market leader in pure software-based remote access solutions, seeks to help enterprises to better understand their security needs with the new single sign-on e-paper – now available for free download on the HOB website. This e-book describes how single sign-on facilitates security and provides detailed descriptions of the various types of single sign-on technologies.
To further prove the reliability and value of single sign-on, HOB also reviews the following advantages of this technology in full detail in the e-book:
Single sign-on can reduce the time in which people spend logging-on to separate services by a very significant percentage.
Reduced Vulnerability to Phishing Attacks
If a user is accustomed to seeing just one screen to log in, they are less likely to fall for phishing attacks, where the hacker tricks the user into giving his/her user name and passwords.
Developers of web services have to transmit and store user name and password information. If a user has just one name and password for logging-on to a given service, that reduces the complexity of the authentication process. When multiplied by several hundred or thousand employees, simplifying the authentication process dramatically improves IT and security teams’ productivity.
Cut Back on Help Desk Requests
A recent Gartner study referenced in TechTarget's Search Enterprise Desktop notes that between 20% and 50% of all helpdesk calls are password related.
In addition, the single sign-on e-paper also explores situations for new authentication methods, the architectural differences of the various single sign-on technologies, and how enterprises can manage Single Sign-On authentication methods.
“In today’s computing environment, the number of passwords people are forced to remember has become a burden to their productivity and the security implications has become a headache for IT teams,” says Klaus Brandstätter, CEO of HOB. “We are eager to educate employees and IT teams on the benefits of single sign-on as it provides protection of company resources and while concurrently streamlining the authentication process for the user.”
Please to download the single sign-on e-paper here.
About HOB, Inc.
HOB, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the software development and network service provider, HOB GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Cadolzburg, Germany. HOB GmbH & Co. KG is a mid-sized German software enterprise that develops and markets innovative and multiply rewarded remote access solutions worldwide. One-third of the largest financial services providers are currently using HOB software. Furthermore, the HOB remote access solutions received the quality mark “IT Security Made in Germany” from the German Association for IT Security “TeleTrust.” For more information, visit: www.hobsoft.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HOBsoft.