MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, today announced that TeleSign, the leader in mobile identity solutions, has implemented Intermedia AppID® Enterprise to achieve greater security, streamline access to web applications and boost employee satisfaction. With AppID Enterprise deployed across the organization, TeleSign's global employee base gains the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere and from virtually any web application or device without multiple login credentials.
"As a high growth global company, TeleSign has found it necessary to adopt an increasing number of web applications across our workforce to optimize the way we do business," said Kiat Hui, Global Information Security Director at TeleSign. "We chose Intermedia to provide advanced identity and access management (IAM) and unify the many web applications we use every day. Our implementation helps ensure security settings are uniform across all applications, keeps our data protected and streamlines processes for IT."
Today's mobile workforce is giving rise to new cloud and mobile technologies that promise to deliver on heightened productivity and cost benefits. By 2017, enterprise organizations are expected to run an average of 52 cloud applications, nearly tripling the 18 cloud applications used in 2015. But as more applications flood the workplace, employees are required to memorize separate usernames and passwords for each application – manually logging in every time.
Password memorization often results in two common scenarios: turning to IT for password retrieval or using the same password across multiple web applications, which can lead to a compromised account if credentials are stolen. IT departments can recover passwords, however, provisioning and de-provisioning user accounts for employees can be a time-consuming, laborious process. In addition, each web application often has its own security settings, prompting IT to implement two-factor authentication technology separately for each application.
After evaluating other advanced IAM solutions on the market, TeleSign selected and deployed Intermedia AppID Enterprise globally across the organization. Now, TeleSign employees access web applications through a single, customized portal that requires only one password. In addition, security is enforced with two-factor authentication for all web applications. Weeks after the deployment, nearly 100 percent of employees have adopted the solution.
"Businesses are continuously searching for technologies that simultaneously bolster security and increase convenience. Because of this, the demand for identity and access management solutions is at an all-time high." said Richard Walters, SVP of Security Products at Intermedia. "Single Sign-On is a win-win for IT and employees; credentials are easier to manage and businesses can feel at ease knowing their accounts and data are safe."
For more information on AppID Enterprise, please visit: www.appidenterprise.com
TeleSign is the leader in mobile identity solutions, helping customers secure more than 3.5 billion end user accounts worldwide and prevent registration fraud, while improving user experience and managing costs. TeleSign delivers account security and fraud prevention with two-factor authentication based on each user's mobile identity (phone number, device and behavior) and driven by real-time, global intelligence, including reputation scoring and device data. To find out more, visit https://www.telesign.com/ or follow us on Twitter – @TeleSign.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates 30 essential IT services businesses need to do business—including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving.
Intermedia's services are integrated, secure, mobile-ready and managed from a single control panel—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. All of the services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia has over 700 employees who work relentlessly to provide more than 70,000 business customers and 6,000 active partners with a Worry-Free Experience™.
For more information, visit Intermedia.net.
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