Neill Reidy, Director, Cloud Computing
According to the recent Password Exposé report from LastPass, employees have an average of 191 passwords to enter 154 times in a given month, racking up an estimated 36 minutes of password data entry during that time.
The sheer volume of these application passwords, coupled with their varied requirements, has forced users down paths of poor security choices such as: using the same or similar usernames and passwords, writing them down/saving them on a computer, and using unauthorized password saving tools.
According to the Verizon Data Breach Report these choices are leading to serious risks for the enterprise; 81 percent of those surveyed in the Verizon report noted that hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.
“Improved security, coupled with the need for associated productivity improvements and the desire to get IT out of the password babysitting business has led to the rapid adoption of Identity and Access Management (IAM) services,” notes Neill Reidy, Director of Cloud Computing at Evolve IP. “IAM solves for the critical organizational need to ensure the right individuals have the right access to the right services easily, simply, and securely".
Evolve IP is the only cloud service provider with their own IAM service, Clearlogin®
, and the portal unifies their analyst-acclaimed solutions with the most common Web-based/SaaS applications on the market today.
For example, Evolve IP provides solutions in contact center, unified communications and collaboration, desktop-as-a-service, disaster recovery, and other services like security and mobile device management. Clients deploying these products only need one credential to access them all. This saves time, improves security, and makes employees happier; effectively improving the business.
Additionally, the other applications they use every day like ADP, SAP Concur, Salesforce or QuickBooks Online and thousands of others can easily be added to further boost productivity.
The main features of Clearlogin by Evolve IP include:
OneCloudTM Application Dashboard
Securely log-in once to access the apps you leverage every day, enable multi-factor authentication, manage groups, and monitor user access.
While users demand quick access to enterprise applications, IT administrators demand full visibility and control over application access. With Clearlogin's dashboard, organizations can have both
Easily implement strong password policies that also streamline access for your users. Clearlogin offers zero-knowledge password management that increases security while minimizing login issues.
Requiring strong passwords isn’t always enough to keep sensitive data secure. Configure multi-factor authentication for an additional layer of security that plugs leaks and halts spoofing attacks.
Employee-driven, Secure Password Reset
Save hours of helpdesk time mitigating login issues by allowing users to reset their forgotten passwords.
A Clean, Custom, Secure IT Dashboard
Users need quick access to enterprise applications. IT administrators want full visibility and control over application access. With Clearlogin’s dashboard, organizations can have both.
Gain insight into all aspects of user access, including unsuccessful login attempts, password changes, geography, and browser data.
Complete Visibility With Real-Time Access Reports
Clearlogin’s reporting interface provides a visual depiction of when and how data is being accessed, making it easy to detect suspicious activity. IT can run detailed reports on user location, browser data, or specific actions like password resets and failed login attempts.
As cloud adoption continues to increase, and more applications move online, password and identity concerns will loom large for organizations not deploying IAM. Not only are these firms placing themselves at significant risks for hacking, they are also likely facing compliance breaches.