Strata Identity and HYPR Join Forces to End Passwords
Partnership Enables Organizations to Deploy No-Code Passwordless Authentication for Any Application
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 1, 2022, Strata Identity, the Identity Orchestration Company, and HYPR, the Passwordless CompanyTM, today announced a partnership that enables organizations to add passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) to any application without modifying its source code or writing custom code.
Passwordless authentication provides greater security and ease of use, and people are taking notice. According to a 2022 Forrester survey 67 percent of respondents are in the process of adopting passwordless security in their organizations. However, adding passwordless protection to a business’ entire suite of applications faces major obstacles, since every single app must be included in the effort, even those that don’t natively work with modern identity protocols.
Further compounding this challenge is that traditional MFA solutions aren’t up to the task of protecting legacy and homegrown applications from advanced attacks. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new “Phishing Resistant MFA Fact Sheet” that calls out the immediate need for true passwordless protection of every app in critical risk sector organizations, regardless of app type.
In order to support passwordless authentication, legacy and custom-developed applications must be rewritten, which can take several months, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and may be impossible if skill sets and source code are no longer available. The integration of the Strata Maverics platform and HYPR’s True Passwordless security platform eliminates this roadblock by decoupling apps from their hard-coded identity providers (IdP) and decoupling authentication from individual IdPs. This enables legacy apps to accept passwordless authentication and allows companies to simultaneously use multiple cloud IdPs.
How does Strata help customers deploy HYPR’s passwordless solution?
Particularly challenging are applications that still use forms-based authentication against an LDAP directory. Strata brings the capability to not only enforce authentication providers like HYPR for these applications, but to do so in a way that allows the LDAP credential to be completely eliminated altogether. Legacy applications tied to directory-based passwords are traditionally a challenging hurdle to overcome in the journey to truly complete passwordless authentication, and Strata brings the necessary capabilities to quickly and easily overcome this challenge- typically with no changes required to the application.
“Forward-looking organizations are moving to passwordless authentication to protect their web applications in the cloud, but what about their legacy and custom applications? They must be modernized first, which traditionally means manually recoding each app one by one,” said Eric Olden, CEO of Strata Identity. “This partnership with HYPR not only removes the need to rewrite applications to support passwordless and multiple identity providers, but also automates the process for deploying modern authentication to any app, data, or resource across a company.”
“Deploying passwordless MFA on an enterprise scale poses unique challenges, including the ability to support multiple identity providers both on-premises and in the cloud,” said Bojan Simic, CEO and CTO at HYPR. “HYPR and Strata now enable customers to extend HYPR’s solution suite to any application using a no-code approach.”
As part of the joint integration, Strata’s Maverics identity orchestration platform enables HYPR’s True Passwordless security platform to function as an IdP and support both on-premises and cloud identity systems. In addition, HYPR can be deployed to any app, including modern, legacy, and custom-developed programs, without making any modifications to its source code. Maverics also provides transparent orchestration that allows HYPR registration and user onboarding to be inserted within existing application access workflows for a frictionless end-user experience.
When is the Strata’s Orchestration Passwordless Recipe for HYPR available?
The integrated Strata Identity and HYPR passwordless solution is available immediately from both Strata and HYPR.
How can you learn more about Strata Identity?
Strata Identity is the leader in Identity Orchestration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The orchestration recipe-powered Maverics platform enables organizations to integrate and control incompatible identity systems without changing the user access experience. By decoupling applications from identity, Maverics makes it possible to implement modern authentication, like passwordless, and enforce consistent access policies without refactoring source code. The company’s founders created the IDQL (Identity Query Language) standard and Hexa open-source software for multi-cloud policy orchestration and are co-authors of the SAML standard for SSO federation. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
HYPR fixes the way the world logs in. HYPR’s True Passwordless™ MFA platform decouples authentication from the organization’s identity providers and eliminates the traditional trade-off between security and user experience by providing uncompromising assurance and consumer-grade experience. By eliminating the password and deployments taking hours rather than weeks or months, organizations decrease the risk of a cyber attack, increase positive user experience, and lower operational costs. Welcome to The Passwordless Company®. Additional information is available at https://www.hypr.com
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