SaaS applications in the Cloud are increasingly seen as an extension of corporate applications. Improving services and mobility are two of the main reasons for putting business processes in the Cloud.
Adopting new SaaS applications should not imply altering a company's authentication and auditing policies. However, it does go hand in hand with new needs for mobility and cost saving that require considering new authentication methods.
- An authentication solution must support federating SaaS applications and single sign-on (SSO) to directly extend the corporate system of identities and attributes.
- Adaptive authentication provides the best compromise between security, costs and ease of use in each scenario. It minimizes risks of fraud and safeguards against phishing and pharming attacks.
Strong Authentication and Centralized Auditing for SaaS Applications
The TrustedX platform was designed to protect SaaS applications. It extends the management of corporate access control and auditing to the Cloud.
It provides adaptive authentication (more information) and is remarkably easy to use, both for corporate Web and SaaS applications. Security management is completely centralized within the corporate environment.
- TrustedX acts as an identity provider for Cloud applications. It handles the entire authentication process.
- Web federation protocols are supported. TrustedX's integration into applications such as Google Apps and Salesforce is direct and standard.
- No additional management or identity procedures are implemented. TrustedX operates as an additional layer providing greater security.
- Single sign-on (SSO) is supported. Once users are authenticated, they can access other Cloud applications.
- Different authentication policies can be applied according to the type of user (employees, partners, clients, etc.) and application.
- Cloud application auditing and access control are managed centrally by the company alongside the non-Cloud applications.