Making use of ubiquitous AT A GLANCE
devices makes sense
he v-GO Universal Authentica- This tool is policy-driven and centrally
T tion Manager (UAM) solves an
important problem – low cost,
universal strong authentication to Win-
managed making it a true enterprise-
class product. Further, it integrates
cleanly with the v-GO Single Sign-On
dows – by providing middleware that, product. User enrollment is simple and
once the user is properly authenticated, enrollment is enforced so users cannot
fetches the credentials from Active opt out of strong authentication. The Product: v-GO Universal Authentication
Directory (AD) and logs in the user. management of credentials is performed Manager
But wait. There’s more. UAM can by the UAM. That includes PIN man- Company: Passlogix
accept credentials from many sources, agement, device management and audit- Price: Starts at $15 per user
some of which are not always associated ing, which is extensive. What it does: Strong authentication to
with logging into computers. For exam- Auditing for UAM covers all the MS Windows using ubiquitous devices.
ple, how about using your employee ID bases. In addition to providing audit- What we liked: Ease of use, small footprint,
creative solution to a real problem, low cost.
badge? You know, the one with the mag ing for regulatory compliance, it also
What we didn’t like: Nothing.
stripe that you pass through the door can forward events to other devices and
locks to get into the building? That, plus systems allowing management of those
a PIN number is strong authentication events if desired. The logging is detailed current version of Windows. The UAM
and UAM is quite happy to accept that. and should meet virtually all regulatory client also runs on Windows.
That saves a lot of money because no requirements. This is a product whose time has
special tokens are required. User interaction is minimal. There are come. Enterprises are becoming more
The Passlogix approach is to let what only two screens that the user will see and m