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Ensuring that your organizations’ data is safe is of the utmost importance. This can be a challenging task considering all the applications your organization uses. Whether they are cloud-based or local you need to be sure that the apps you use are safe and secure. The more online or cloud-based app your organization has the more attack vectors your organization has. Needing to have a solution for each application can get tedious and complex, especially when each has its own solution. So how do we go about protecting these apps? why can they be different for each application? Why should we use single sign-on identity protection?
The first thing that you should do for protecting your applications is multi-factor authentication. This comes in the form of two-step authentication where you enter your password then are prompted on another device or app to finish login. These are effective because it means that your hacker needs to get you twice with different approaches. These 2-step authentications usually come in the form of an app for your phone that needs to be set up. The downside or frustration is that people find the need to be constantly doing this every time they login annoying. We have answered how, let’s go on to the next part about why it is different for each application. This is straight forward each application is different and when it was designed the emphasis was placed in different places. We also have programmers’ preferences on how they like to solve problems or implement those solutions.
Okta cloud-based identity Protection
Next, we will talk about Okta’s cloud-based single login identity protection. The Beauty of Okta’s solution is that your IT no longer must manage each application single sign-on does it all. All that your IT has to do is connect the apps to Okta’s single sign-on and let it work. Single login also takes care of the Multi-factor identification with a handy app that is available on Android and iOS. This removes the hassle of constant multi-factor login, by allowing you to do it once. It then uses its predictive algorithms and some common logic to minimize the number of times you login.
Okta’s identity protection is smart in how it goes about doing this. Say you are working during your regular hours and are jumping between emails and office documents, then log in again later in the day to do the same thing. Single sign-on won’t prompt you to login with 2-step again. When single sign-on will prompt you for MVA is when you login in again the same day from far away. Okta also provides cloud-based identity management that lets your HR and IT sync data and easily keep track of who is still an employee and who is not. These two programs not only allow you to make sure your cloud-based data is safe it also making managing active accounts easier. This helps keep the inactive account from being a threat to your organization.
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