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SaaS Security: Cloud Access Control

Protect access to cloud-based applications via centrally-managed authentication

Cloud Access Control for SaaS Applications

When data and applications move to the cloud, user access—by default —takes place remotely. Organizations therefore have to implement user access controls for enterprise resources residing both in the cloud and within the confines of the data center. With enterprise security perimeters becoming increasingly blurry, organizations are having difficulty affording, implementing and managing consistent, unified access policies to distributed IT resources.

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Gemalto’s SafeNet Identity and Access Management Solutions overcome these challenges by allowing organizations to seamlessly extend secure access to the cloud through identity federation. Gemalto's platforms leverage organizations’ existing authentication infrastructures, allowing them to extend users’ on-premises identities to the cloud and enabling them to implement consistent access control policies for both cloud and network applications.
Identity federation lets users authenticate to all their cloud application with their current enterprise identity

Advantages of SafeNet Identity and Access Management Solutions’ Native Identity Federation

  • Secure access to any cloud application, including Office 365, Salesforce, Amazon Workspaces, GoogleApps, etc.
  • 20% lower help desk costs, achieved by eliminating lost or forgotten password tickets
  • Lets users authenticate with their current enterprise identity
  • Lets IT administrators manage a single username and password set, per user, for all cloud applications
  • With native SAML-as-a-Service, there’s no need to buy a separate federation server

Learn more about implementing secure access controls to cloud-based applications with SafeNet Identity and Access Management solutions:


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With SafeNet Identity and Access Management solutions, you can leverage a unified authentication infrastructure for both on-premise and cloud-based services—providing a centralized, comprehensive way to manage all access policies. Users can log into enterprise cloud services such as Office 365, or GoogleApps through your existing SafeNet authentication mechanisms.

Our cloud access control solutions make it easy for enterprises to maximize cloud authentication security by offering the following advantages:

  • Comprehensive platform: Gemalto's SafeNet Identity and Access Management platforms offer identity federation, access controls, and strong authentication to both on-premise and SaaS applications.

  • Deployment and form factor flexibility: Gemalto offers the broadest authentication portfolio, including PKI certificate-based authentication, out-of-band via push notification, email or SMS text messages, one time passcodes, contextual authentication, and more, ensuring that organizations can tailor their solutions to their unique security and business objectives.

  • User friendliness: Our platforms offer an exceptional user experience thanks to federated login, cloud single sign on (cloud SSO) and the broadest selection of hardware, software, mobile and tokenless authentication methods. Thanks to our solutions, users can log in to their cloud apps with their current enterprise identity. 

  • Ease of management: Reduced operational overheads are achieved through extensive automation, including automated provisioning and revocation of tokens and permissions, automated alerts and reporting.

  • Advanced reporting: Gemalto's SafeNet Identity and Access Management platforms offer extensive reporting capabilities that streamline compliance with a host of security regulations and policies.

The availability and built-in capacity of SafeNet Authentication Service cloud delivery model not only proved to be able to scale with our business, but is able to do so in a very efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Marc Chambault, Product Manager, Integralis

Learn more about implementing secure access controls to cloud applications with SafeNet solutions:

SaaS Security: Cloud Access Control Resources

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Challenges of Enterprise Mobile Security White Paper

With all the demand for mobile usage in the enterprise environment, how are IT professionals addressing access and security concerns? Gemalto wanted to find out, and polled 900 IT decision makers from across the globe in July 2015. This report presents a summary of the survey results and what they mean for the future of mobility in the workplace.

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A Survey of Strong Authentication Technologies White Paper

Proof of authentication is rarely foolproof. This paper gives a detailed overview of different types of authentication methods and their underlying security mechanisms, and discusses how various methods are effective in mitigating different types of attacks.

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A4 Authentication for Mobile Employees eBook

Several challenges are holding back many organizations in the quest for increased mobility. Enterprises can follow a few important guidelines, as described in this eBook, to provide their employees with convenient, secure, scalable, compliant and cost effective mobility.

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