McAfee announced on Friday (April 26, 2013) that it had added identity and access management solutions to its Security Connected portfolio-McAfee Cloud Single Sign On and McAfee One Time Password-and had also opened a new McAfee Identity Center of Expertise, from which specialists in identity and cloud security will aid customers in addressing major identity and access management issues, including those to do with architecture requirements and best practices.
According to McAfee executives, the new solutions being rolled out are meant to "enable simple, safe, secure and compliant access to critical business information, including cloud-based applications, while maintaining agile business practices."
"Organisations of all sizes are moving IT operations and functions to the cloud in order to reduce costs. As businesses embrace cloud-based applications they quickly find their IT department and application administrators are overwhelmed with the problem of managing cloud-based application accounts. Many organisations are trying to use legacy identity and authentication solutions which can create security gaps and are often complicated to deploy and customise new applications," they said in a statement on Friday. They added that the news solutions specifically address this and its associated problems.
The McAfee Identity and Access Management solutions had been previously been developed and sold by Intel, and now includes: McAfee One Time Password, which now offers one-time password protected access to any mobile device or PC; McAfee Cloud Single Sign On, which offers single sign-on for "hundreds of cloud-based applications" either through an on-premise application platform or a SaaS (software as a service) platform run by McAfee.
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