With few exceptions, most businesses, organizations, and people care about themselves more than anybody or anything else. That’s not to say humans are cutthroat savages, though, without such a keen drive of self-preservation, humans might not be alive today. Survival of the fittest – natural selection and stuff – right?
Extending this fact of most people’s lives and organization’s tenures to most every employee on the face of our big blue marble, employees are rarely as concerned with their employers’ defenses against crime routed through the Internet, malware-loaded hard drives purposely dropped near victim organizations’ facilities, and other illicit, harmful activity that involves computers, servers, routers, and other technologically-advanced devices and infrastructures.
As such, many employers invest in access management tools that – without a full-on, detailed explanation – take up for employees’ shortcomings and general carelessness to fortify their respective border walls against potential cybercrime.
But who or what is there to protect against crime channelled through the Internet and technological devices? Superman?
One of the most popular modern providers of such services is OneLogin, a nine-year-old tech company located in the Silicon Valley region of California’s very own San Francisco Bay Area. OneLogin was founded by two tech-savvy brothers, Thomas and Christian Pedersen, who most recently worked for Zendesk prior to OneLogin’s creation. After climbing high up the figurative rungs of the corporate ladder at Zendesk, the Petersen brothers realized that – even though cybercrime wasn’t nearly as prevalent as it is today – cybercrime was a popular complaint among businesses, organizations, and even supposedly-secure government bureaus that reported issues with using Zendesk.
What are the most popular services OneLogin offers?
OneLogin provides two central services to clients, both of which fall under the discipline of access and identity management: multifactor authentication (MFA) and single sign on (SSO). The former takes the inconvenience out of forcing unwilling employees to use multiple forms of passwords – they take the form of fingerprints scanned digitally, retina scans, email verification, and identification card swipes, among others – to prevent unauthorized access by both further-down employees without authorized access to high-level capabilities and criminals legally unassociated with such businesses.
Employees often have to provide multiple layers of credentials for at least one handful’s worth of company logins. In a widely-popular effort to save time and frustration, OneLogin founded its company on offering SSO services, allowing employees to sign on just one time to a computer, tablet, or another device to gain untethered access to their capabilities.
Why else might companies – large and small alike – care about implementing SSO to their workplace computing devices?
When employees spend more time not producing goods and services, they are effectively less valuable than they reasonably could be. Further, when workers get frustrated, they’re more likely to make financially-costly and potentially-harmful mistakes. OneLogin’s proprietary single sign on services are implemented quickly via remote connection, require no system downtime, and help boost both employees’ user experiences and their likelihood of staying digitally secure.
Why choose OneLogin? Why not opt for one of its many competitors in the identity and access management business?
More than 2,000 corporate customers trust OneLogin with their respective digital security needs. Some of the most widely-recognized clients include AAA, Bic, Dell Services, Fastenal, Indeed, NASA, and Pandora, not to mention countless other high-profile clients with deeply-specific needs.
While implementing multifactor authentication and single sign-on capabilities to enterprises’ computer networks are OneLogin’s main source of income, the company offers a full line of identity and access management services, including mobile identity management, user provisioning, and remote LDAP.