In today’s digital age, users often need to access multiple applications and platforms throughout their workday. Managing numerous usernames and passwords can be cumbersome and time-consuming. This is where Single Sign-On (SSO) comes to the rescue. SSO is a solution that simplifies access management by allowing users to authenticate once and gain seamless access to multiple applications and systems. Research by Gartner predicts that by 2023, 80% of organizations will use SSO as the primary method for cloud application access management.
Let’s understand how SSO simplifies access management for users.
Simplifying User Experience and Productivity
SSO simplifies the user experience by eliminating the need for users to remember multiple sets of credentials. With a single login, users gain access to all authorized applications and systems, enhancing productivity and saving valuable time.
A leading laptop component manufacturer implemented SSO across its organization, allowing employees to access their email, document management system, CRM platform, and other business applications seamlessly with a single sign-on. As a result, employees experienced increased efficiency, reduced frustration, and improved overall user satisfaction.
Skillmine’s indigenously developed solution Authenticator provides a seamless experience offering Single-Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA). It also offers an additional layer of security coupled with customer identity secrecy at the highest level compatible across different platforms supporting multiple protocols.
Enhancing Security and Compliance
A report by Digital Guardian reveals that SSO can reduce the risk of weak or reused passwords, which contribute to 81% of hacking-related data breaches. By implementing SSO across their enterprise, an eCommerce startup witnessed a significant reduction in password-related help desk requests. The streamlined access management process not only saved time for users but also reduced the burden on the IT support team. Additionally, SSO improved security by implementing MFA for the initial login, protecting critical business data.
With SSO, organizations can enforce stronger authentication measures, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), for the initial login. This adds an extra layer of security to protect sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, SSO enables centralized control and monitoring of user access, simplifying user provisioning and de-provisioning processes. This helps organizations maintain compliance with data protection regulations and ensures that access privileges are granted and revoked in a timely manner.
SSO is increasingly becoming the preferred method for access management, enabling organizations to simplify user authentication, enhance security, and drive productivity in today’s digital landscape. Skillmine’s access management solution centralizes your applications, devices, and end-users all-in-one place.
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