Corporations spend millions on single sign-on, yet don’t achieve their security goals

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Single sign-on (SSO) has gained great popularity, but due to confusion in the marketplace, decision makers in many organizations don’t realize that SSO alone doesn’t adequately address their security requirements, nor does it address issues of compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, the European Privacy Directives, HIPAA and other regulations. Though implementing SSO can be part of a good security infrastructure, it is only one aspect. Companies that don’t understand this can spend millions without accomplishing their goals.

Many organizations have implemented SSO without realizing that SSO alone won't enforce their security policies such as separation of duties, won't assure that access to IT resources is immediately revoked for former employees, won't provide rapid access to resources for new employees, won't ...

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