Intel and salesforce.com are joining hands to offer single sign-on to all Force.com applications and thousands of cloud apps.
It will protect users and ensure compliance with context-aware strong authentication based on network, mobile, or time based parameters. A cloud-based Identity and Access Management-as-a-Service is now delivered on Force.com, salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform.
The solution will help enterprise users utilize their Salesforce credentials to access cloud applications. Single sign-on (SSO) from Force.com provides seamless access to applications, such as Box.com Cisco WebEx, Google Apps and Salesforce, improving end-user convenience and increasing security, while reducing the number of passwords required. Enterprises can rely on Intel Cloud SSO to deliver identity and access management functions in the cloud; provision, synchronize and de-provision access to thousands of cloud applications.
“Small companies will be able to dramatically increase security over custom in-house solutions and larger enterprises can quickly supplement on-premise identity infrastructure to secure remote, mobile or M&A-acquired user populations With Intel Cloud SSO’s support for federated SSO standards, a company can maintain full control and gain confidence that the solution is delivered via a proven cloud platform with Force.com,” said Girish Juneja, director, Intel Application Security and Identity Products.
Initial capabilities include cloud SSO, convenient strong 2-factor authentication using one-time password (OTP) delivered via mobile devices user account provisioning/de-provisioning, as well as an application portal providing secure access to a catalog of authorized cloud applications.
“Intel Cloud SSO provides customers strong authentication from mobile devices and other platforms to help customers achieve heightened security while taking advantage of the social, mobile and trusted capabilities expected from the salesforce.com ecosystem,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV and Channel at salesforce.com.