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The Current State of IT

The server rooms and round-table discussions are fraught with distress, angry comments and a lot of “I’m not sure” surrounding the topic of how companies will need to address the latest uprising in security compromises. Repetitive use of old security measures has allowed hackers and other forms of malicious user to gain footholds on databases, user credentials and other sensitive points of interest that can be exploited for a quick six-figure buck or several at the expense of a business and its clientele. A fix needs to be thought up quickly, or the clients of the next big name on the marketplace will find themselves saddled with identity theft.

Many factors have brought this on, not just ineffective security measures. New exploits in hardware and the latest software updates are making it easier than ever for intruders to find a privileged path to a forbidden zone inside a hard drive somewhere in the world and fleece undisclosed details about someone’s likeness. Other factors include the rise of third-party merchandising, maintenance and quality assurance companies that are required to keep manufacturers in motion on the corporate levels.

However, the idea of relying on many vendor companies is difficult to address because it’s not as simple as just cutting them out; they’re all-important to the front-end operations of companies that common people rely on every day for household goods, food and drinks, and of course, jobs. Naturally, the increasing size of a company means that it’s inevitably going to require a well-endowed third party to handle the specifics on the ground level, but this typically means that many different portals and applications are used to collect and send the data off to servers with different means of handling it.

This is scattering things everywhere for operatives, staff, executives and even clients. It’s becoming increasingly annoying to log in to the many different portals that exist for different purposes: training, reports, information and so on. As a solution to all of this, a company has cropped up in the media recently with its revelations to fight identity theft and make everyone safer from the ground level up. That company is none other than OneLogin.

OneLogin’s Fresh Take on MFA and SSO

There are two primary features of this company’s methodology: multifactor authentication (MFA) and single sign on (SSO). These come together in a highly synergized mix, but just as important is how the parts themselves are handled. The truth is, most companies that in-house their security development aren’t going to do it with the effectiveness that a third-party security company will. While it seems counterintuitive to introduce yet another third party to the mix, this time, it’s honestly worth it.

OneLogin acts as a security overlay for the connections that start on an app or website level. Single sign on is a fancy way of saying that the entirety of the secured domain is locked down from the outside, and the only way to gain access is through a unified portal that employs a ruthless bevy of monitors, checkers and enforcers in tandem with multifactor authentication to automatically verify a legitimate user while giving intruders the boot. The system’s genius rests in the idea that after the initial login, users can gain access in subsequent visits without punching in any identifying credentials thanks to hardware certificates and other factors that malicious users have an extremely difficult time replicating.

It’s advised that businesses of every caliber take the steps into utilizing OneLogin’s services for the sake of staff as well as the clients themselves. Security these days is no joke, and the recent issues with Spectre and Meltdown, social media privacy issues and large-scale compromises prove this.