Los Angeles-based CloudAccess’ SingleSource for SSO (single sign on) solution now is a Google-certified product on the Google Apps Marketplace.
The security-as-a-service (cloud-based) SSO solution centralizes and controls access to Google apps and any other SaaS application, the company says, adding, “By logging on once from any computer or mobile device, a user can access all approved applications without having to worry about passwords, exposing online vulnerabilities or circumventing corporate IT policies.”
Notes CloudAccess CEO Kevin Nikkhoo, "Google Apps users will realize a simplification of their credentialing, authentication and administrative processes; all seamlessly done from the cloud."
He adds that cloud-based security is the natural progression of migrating applications and services to the cloud: "The business sphere is already comfortable with SaaS and all the benefits therein. Many forward-thinking companies are now realizing that the security aspect can also be managed, controlled and administered from the cloud while experiencing similar benefits."
The SSO solution, part of an overall cloud-based security administration suite, is the first listing on the Google Apps Marketplace. However, CloudAccess is planning to expand the certification to other identity- and access management-related tools and offerings as well as its SIEM and log on management capabilities.
Nikkhoo explains, "Our SSO offering could be easily and successfully applied in the largest of corporations or the most modest of start ups. It’s all about scalability and evolving best practices to keep proprietary information secure."
Because it’s a cloud-based solution, enterprises don’t need to install software or buy hardware. Users benefit from the scalable pay-as-you-go service in which many of the functions are administered by the solutions automations. It also provides such features as one-button provisioning and deprovisioning to Google Apps and the ability to add new applications. It also offers full audit and reporting capabilities. According to CloudAccess, its solution is in line with the government and industry-specific regulatory compliance requirements.