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V-GO Brings Identity Management And Strong Authentication To Quest Portfolio

Passlogix : 21 June, 2010  (Application Story)
Quest has taken Passlogix v-GO for enabling its client base to make use of enterprise single sign-on technology for identity management and access control using strong authentication
California-based technology management firm Quest has expanded its solutions portfolio for banking, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality and other vertical Fortune 50-5000 companies with the Passlogix v-GO family of sign-on, authentication and provisioning solutions. Quest offerings now include v-GO Single Sign-On, the market's leading enterprise single sign-on solution for application password management; v-GO Universal Authentication Manager, the first solution allowing use of any strong authentication device from any vendor for logon to Microsoft Windows; and related products.

The partnership adds identity and access management to Quest's wide suite of technology offerings, which range from products including Cisco, Citrix, EMC, IBM, Microsoft and VMware to services such as wireless and structured cabling, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, telecommunications and transport, and maintenance contract management.

With v-GO solutions, Quest can help clients speed application access and strengthen data security by automating application password entry at both individual and shared workstations, eliminating written password lists, locking open kiosk sessions when users walk away without logging off, providing device-agnostic strong authentication for network logon and more. v-GO products will also help Quest clients comply with a variety of regulatory requirements, including the single sign-on provisions of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) designed to prevent theft of cardholder data.

Quest will offer Passlogix technology to its clients throughout the Western US, including California, Texas and Nevada, as well as on the Eastern seaboard.

"Our clients have shared painful experiences in managing user access to applications, both from usability and security perspectives," said Tim Burke, Quest President and CEO. "Partnering with Passlogix will enable us to solve these problems with products that fit our policy of handling only best-of-breed technology."

"Quest has ranked in the VARBusiness 500 listing of North America's top technology integrators for 12 consecutive years, and their client list includes some of the world's best-known companies," said Sean Harris, VP Global Sales for Passlogix. "They are a valuable addition to our partner network."

v-GO Single Sign-On, the cornerstone of the v-GO Access Accelerator Suite, enables users to access any Windows, mainframe or Web application with a single Windows logon rather than remembering, managing and inputting different passwords for each account. It also includes the ability to automate user sign-on and sign-off of kiosk sessions; extend single sign-on to remote, mobile and temporary users; add strong authentication to applications without expensive custom integration; and audit account usage to streamline identity management deployments.

v-GO Universal Authentication Manager allows organizations to deploy strong authentication for Windows logon to improve security and regulatory compliance efforts without the cost, complexity or one-device limitation of other solutions. The software enables Windows to recognize any identification device including building access badges, government-issued citizen identity cards, smart cards, OTP tokens and/or laptop biometric readers from any vendor; lowers costs by eliminating the need for proprietary authentication servers; and simplifies the user logon process.

Other v-GO solutions securely manage shared passwords for administrators and others who must share account IDs, and automate resets of Windows logon passwords. All v-GO products scale to tens of thousands of users, enable wizard-based integration that eliminates the need to write scripts or connectors even to homegrown or legacy applications, and install on existing servers without adding dedicated or proprietary hardware to minimize total cost of ownership and allow rapid payback on investment.
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