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May 13, 2011
Tools4ever Demonstrates New Version of Its Enterprise Single Sign-On Manager at Interop

Tools4ever (News - Alert), a provider of solutions in the Identity & Access Management market, announced it demonstrated the latest version of its Enterprise Single Sign-On Manager (E-SSOM) at the 2011 Las Vegas Interop (News - Alert).

According to the company, the Enterprise SSO Manager (E-SSOM) is an organization-wide Single Sign-On software solution enabling end-users to log in just once, after which access is granted automatically to all the authorized network applications and resources. E-SSOM operates as an extra software layer intercepting all log-in processes and completing the details automatically.

Organizations of varying sizes face the problem of password management, as users tend to use multiple user names and passwords for various apps and entries. It will be hard for them to remember all of the passwords they have utilized and in order to remember they tend to write them up on stick-up notes and paste them over their workstations; a practice that may lead to an insecure situation and system administrators are left worrying about audit compliance and network security.

With E-SSOM, users simply enroll their log-in and password credentials into the tool once and upon the subsequent log in E-SSOM will circumvent the process and automatically log the user in with their credentials. E-SSOM intervenes at the user interface level. E-SSOM operates as independent third-party software and does not use the technical interfaces of the applications which must be logged in automatically.

According to an official release, the new version of the solution has two new features: Fast User Switching and Follow Me.

- Fast User Switching – users are required to enter their passwords only at the slow Windows login window after that the apps and entries into other program which they are authorized to use are launched and logged into automatically. A smartcard can also be used by the user. The E-SSOM is capable of reading a smartcard and has the right apps launched automatically after the user is logged in.

- Follow Me – works in combination with Citrix or Terminal Services. Users can switch working from one workstation to another and take the logging in session with them. Smartcards can also be used for this purpose. The user only needs to be identified with a pass and an optional PIN code.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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