Authentication
The Difference Between Authentication & Authorization — Why It Matters
Authorization and authentication are common security terms that sound remarkably similar. It’s easy to confuse the two, and often they’re used interchangeably (though they shouldn’t be). But, when it comes to keeping your data safe from bad actors, the differences are critical.  Let’s look at the distinctions between authentication and authorization, explore why they matter,... Read More ›
Authentication
How to Implement MFA for Legacy Applications
There was a time when usernames and passwords were enough to protect software applications from unauthorized users. Then, single sign-on (SSO) came along, to improve security. It worked just fine when everything was behind a firewall, but in today’s distributed, hybrid and multi-cloud world, SSO on its own, can’t keep bad actors out.  Applications now... Read More ›
Authentication
What is Adaptive Authentication and How Does it Enable Zero Trust?
The number zero is everywhere these days. You’ve got zero-code, zero-day, Coke Zero, and of course — everyone’s favorite — Zero Trust. What’s the deal? These “zero” terms all convey a baseline that is considered the ideal state. In the case of Zero Trust, zero means “trust no one and verify everything.”  In theory, Zero... Read More ›
Authentication
Why SSO is Only Part of Multi-Cloud Identity
Single sign-on — SSO — is still necessary, but it's not enough on its own with multi-cloud Over the past couple of decades, single sign-on (SSO) has become the de facto security solution for most companies. One reason is that it's convenient for users (so they actually do it). Also, it improves organizational security by... Read More ›