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June 08, 2011

Authasas Advanced Authentication Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Enterprise Password Management Software

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Authasas, a subsidiary of BioXS, has achieved Oracle (News - Alert) Validated Integration of Authasas Advanced Authentication version 4 with Oracle enterprise password management Single Sign-On.

Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On is an enterprise password management solution that helps in avoiding the time squandered on password changes, password resets, lost password searches, and application lockouts caused by expired, forgotten, or out-of-sync passwords.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, partners of Oracle have to meet a stringent set of requirements based on the needs and priorities of the customers. “The Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process,” said Kevin O'Brien, senior director for ISV and SaaS (News - Alert) Strategy at Oracle.

O'Brien said that achieving Oracle Validated Integration via Oracle PartnerNetwork gives customers confidence that the integration between Authasas Advanced Authentication and Oracle Identity Management has been validated and that the products work together successfully.

The integration extends the capabilities of Oracle’s Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus.

In addition, it also provides users with unified sign-on and authentication across all their enterprise solutions such as desktops, client-server, customized and host-based mainframe applications.

Enterprise password management greatly reduces the burden on the IT department, allowing help desk staff to no longer spend a majority of their day working on password changes and resets.

Company officials said that enterprise password management allows customers to enjoy the flexibility of a single log-on and greatly reduces the number of passwords that users have to manage to a single network logon.

Enterprise password management also helps enforce strong password and authentication policies including biometric fingerprint with support for over 40 biometric readers; contactless smartcard authentication; contact smartcard logon without requiring PKI; and more.

Reinier van Der Drift, CEO at Authasas stated, “Even if users travel or share workstations, they can enjoy the flexibility of a single log-on that eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords and helps enforce strong password and authentication policies.”

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein