As the year 2020 begins, we’re exploring even more ways to help improve your company’s productivity. One common productivity hindrances in the workplace is the use of passwords. Both end-users and IT admins find it increasingly difficult to manage passwords when they’re proliferating at an alarming rate across the company. Even worse, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations report, 81% of hacking-related breaches in 2018 were due to weak, stolen, or reused passwords.
Passwordless authentication is an emerging authentication method where users are authenticated without providing passwords. Many of us already embrace this method every day with our mobile devices, using fingerprint authentication, Face ID, and Windows Hello. Now, imagine a password-free experience in a corporate environment: users can log in to their everyday apps without needing passwords, which also means no more password reset requests or periodic password rotation.
You might be thinking “Wow! Sounds too good to be true.” However, this passwordless environment is now possible with single sign-on (SSO) technology.
How SSO works:
Users only need to remember one master password to their single sign-on portal
Skip login pages altogether: users can access all other apps from their SSO portal without entering any passwords
Users get to work more quickly while the SSO tool authenticates them in the background
IT admins can manage and track user activities around the clock
When new employees are onboarded, you can simply provide them with a single set of credentials and mapped them to the required apps. When they change jobs, you can immediately terminate access to those apps—a win-win for both IT admins and end-users.
Why choose Zoho Vault SSO?
On top of the robust password management features Zoho Vault already includes, we now offer single sign-on capabilities leveraging the most secure and widely adopted industry-standard protocol, SAML 2.0. Users get built-in integrations for over 100 popular cloud apps, including Slack, Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox, G Suite, and many more. There is also a custom integration option to enable SSO support for any apps not supported out-of-the-box.
In a single package, users can enjoy both password management and single sign-on features, meaning, users only need to remember one login credential to access all website accounts and apps—truly a unified login experience. IT admins get a powerful dashboard, a wide range of integrations, and comprehensive audit trails and reports.
Why wait for an attempted data breach to test your password security? Try our 14-day free trial and say goodbye to all your password woes with Zoho Vault.
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