SecureAuth Launches Enterprise-Grade Security for Mobile Applications

Enables enterprises to secure access management of mobile applications using SecureAuth two-factor authentication, SSO.

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Enterprises are being driven by their employees, partners, and customers to develop and publish one-touch mobile applications to offer convenience, ease of use, and maximum mobility. IT needs a method to centrally manage and secure the access to corporate mobile applications and provide single-sign-on (SSO) between these applications. IT managers and corporate mobile device users now have secure access and management for their enterprise-grade mobile applications wi6th SecureAuth IdP for Mobile launched today by SecureAuth, a provider of identity enforcement technology for the enterprise.

SecureAuth IdP for Mobile secures enterprise-grade mobile applications by abstracting the authentication from one application, then passing the identity to other applications. It also provides two-factor authentication and SSO to native mobile, Web, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to make logging onto mobile apps secure yet fast across all applications.

Notes Craig Lund, chief executive officer at SecureAuth, “CIOs no longer have to worry about potential intrusions or user and data hacks via unsecured, unmanaged mobile apps. SecureAuth IdP for Mobile easily integrates to any mobile application to manage identities and provide SSO.”

Garret Grajek, chief technology officer at SecureAuth, explained that “SecureAuth IdP for Mobile does not require client software, rooting of the device, or intrusive and invasive mobile device management plug-ins. The uniqueness of the SecureAuth solution is its rapid integration model that can be deployed across the entire enterprise within days.”

Technical Specifications for SecureAuth IdP for Mobile

SecureAuth IdP for Mobile offers two-factor authentication and SSO for native mobile applications. It addresses the need for enterprises to roll out mobile applications for iOS, Android and others just as they did for .NET, J2EE, WebSphere and WebLogic applications. SecureAuth IdP for Mobile does this by:

  • Bridging the mobile app to the enterprise directory: Using current directory stores such as AD, LDAP, SQL, etc., it authenticates the user and delivers the identity to the mobile app. This provides a definitive, repeatable method to tie an identity to these applications and re-deploy to various mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and others.

  • Enabling flexible authentication, including two-factor: SecureAuth supports multiple methods for two-factor authentication including X.509, SMS, Telephony, KBA/KBQ, Yubikey, Static PIN, and U.S. federal CAC/PIV cards. It conducts SecureAuth browser-based authentication from a native mobile browser and redirects to the SecureAuth for IdP for secure authentication.

  • Logging the native mobile app authentication: After conducting the authentication and asserting the identity to the mobile app, SecureAuth IdP for Mobile Applications also logs the authentication. It logs the authentication to either a local SIEM server or to on-premise SecureAuth IdP logging and audit facilities. This enables the enterprise to know who authenticated, when, what resource and with what method, necessary to comply with regulatory standards and best practices policies.

  • Providing SSO to other native mobile, Web, and SaaS applications: SecureAuth IdP for Mobile Applications provides SSO between enterprise mobile applications, and other mobile applications and browser-based applications. This enables the mobile user to automatically obtain SSO for all corporate applications once the initial SecureAuth IdP for Mobile registration is completed, saving time and resources for IT.

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