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Thales launches SafeSign Single Sign On

Extends its authentication and ID management product line

Information systems and communications security company Thales has launched SafeSign Single Sign On product extending its authentication and ID management product line.

The company said the new product provides secure access to sensitive applications through authentication, requiring the user to identify himself only once at the start of a session.

According to Thales, the SafeSign Single Sign On allows different types of authentication to be presented to different user groups including static passwords, one-time password tokens, USB tokens, EMV/CAP cards and PKI smart cards.

With the new product users need just one identity credential and do not need to remember a number of different passwords which helps to reduce help-desk costs related to password management. It enables organisations to streamline the login experience without compromising security or impacting user productivity, the company claims.

Franck Greverie, vice president and managing director for the information systems security activities of Thales, said: “SafeSign Single Sign On streamlines the authentication processes associated with accessing Windows desktop and web-based applications through the comprehensive deployment of a managed single sign on framework with strong authentication – helping counter security threats, improve the customer experience, ease the burden of managing multiple passwords and access credentials, reduce help-desk costs and comply with government regulation.”