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February 13, 2014

Safe-T Unveils RSAccess as Replacement to Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway

Safe-T, a provider of enterprise collaboration solutions, says its RSAccess can function as a replacement to the soon-to-be-outdated Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (News - Alert) (UAG).

Microsoft Forefront UAG secures remote access to corporate resources for employees, partners, and vendors on PCs and mobile devices.

In December last year Microsoft (News - Alert) announced the UAG will no longer be sold after July 1 of this year. The software giant plans to release new on-premise and cloud versions of its Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) product in the first half of calendar 2015.

The next major release of FIM will include new features and functionality in the areas of audit and compliance, user and access management, and hybrid scenarios using Windows Azure Active Directory, Microsoft said.

RSAccess from Safe-T is a front-end solution that eliminates the need to store sensitive data in the DMZ, thereby reducing exposure to data breaches. Safe-T says RSAccess  can act as a replacement to Microsoft Forefront UAG and can secure additional applications, with less vulnerability at a lower price point.

“In response to Microsoft’s end of sales news, many UAG customers are now looking for a replacement,” said Amir Mizhar, founder and CEO at Safe-T, in a statement. “Our RSAccess Secure Front-End solution provides Microsoft UAG customers with more comprehensive security at a lower price point though its open architecture and more secure design.”

Microsoft customers will also benefit from RSAccess’s OPEN (News - Alert)-ID based user authentication that eliminates the need to manage anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of end-user passwords, Mizhar added.

Being an application agnostic solution, Safe-T’s RSAccess can publish and protect all TCP based business applications including SharePoint, Web portals, SalesForce, Oracle (News - Alert), generic applications, SQL databases, and more.

With its unique Secure Authentication Gateway module, RSAccess provides organizations with the broadest set of out-of-the-box connectors and SDK to user authentication options, including Active Directory, LDAP, OPEN-ID, PKI, Token-based, and more, the company said.

Safe-T is demonstrating the RSAccess solution at RSA (News - Alert) conference 2014.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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