5th March 2013, Basingstoke, UK, Web application security provider, SaaSID, has launched Cloud Application Manager 2.0 (CAM), the latest version of its browser-based authentication, management and auditing solution. CAM 2.0’s comprehensive audit report is now displayed in CAM Analytics, an intuitive dashboard that provides clear visibility of Web application use throughout an organisation. The new software simplifies administration of authentication, feature controls and password management to help CIOs comply with data security regulations, standards and internal policies, by making it easier to govern, monitor and audit every user interaction with Web applications.
Kevin Bailey, IDC Research Director, European Security Software, said, “As the secure management of Web applications becomes a challenge for organisations of all segment sizes, vendors with the end users’ concerns at the heart of their product development will differentiate themselves from the followers. The SaaSID team has shown with Cloud Application Manager 2.0 that it is possible to integrate the management of strong Identity credentials, granular application accessibility and intuitive reporting. The ease of the implementation and ongoing operation of Cloud Application Manager 2.0 ensures that not only do CIOs retain control over accessibility, but business stakeholders can enforce and extend granular access and authorisation to internal and business-critical Web applications”.
CAM 2.0’s comprehensive suite of dashboards in CAM Analytics provide at-a-glance graphics, showing managers exactly how employees are interacting with Web applications and associated corporate data, regardless of whether employees are working on company workstations or personally-owned computing devices. Detailed analytics provide managers with a complete overview of Web application use and the ability to drill down into reports for additional information. Activities such as exporting customer lists, or attaching sensitive files to Webmail, are tracked and clearly displayed for compliance. A range of graphic elements show social media activity and interactions with corporate applications, providing managers with complete visibility of departmental and individual use of Web applications.
CAM 2.0 users can now be authenticated and logged into Web applications from the SaaSID server. This server-side authentication improves security by ensuring that log-in credentials are protected from malware that might be present on an unsecured device. Users do not know their login details, so they cannot write them down, share them, or access managed applications from unprotected devices. Once CAM 2.0 has authenticated a user, the session is handed to the device and the user works with the application as normal.
Ed Macnair, CEO of SaaSID said, “SaaSID is the only vendor that goes beyond SSO to control Web application features and provide a comprehensive audit trail joined up across all the devices an individual may use, personal or company owned. The intuitive dashboard makes Cloud Application Manager’s auditing capability even more powerful, by providing CIOs with full visibility of employees’ Web application use, through a single pane of glass. We are committed to helping our customers meet the evolving identity, authentication and reporting requirements of the cloud. Cloud Application Manager 2.0 increases visibility and automates security features: putting CIOs back in control of Web applications and providing clear proof of governance, risk management and compliance.”
Additional new features within CAM 2.0 include:
- The new Restriction Learning feature which allows in-house IT staff to apply their own restrictions to application features. The simple GUI allows administrators to test the effect of restrictions prior to implementation.
- Support for more two factor authentication solutions, including offerings from RSA, Vasco and ActivIdentity.
- The new Password Wizard which learns the workflow for Web application authentication processes, enabling automated password resets. Organisations can use this new feature to change passwords at chosen intervals and to enforce strong password security for all Web applications managed by CAM 2.0: saving administration time and support costs, without impeding productivity.
CAM is a browser extension that goes beyond single sign-on (SSO) by enabling IT staff to manage Web application features according to employee roles. CAM assists organisations in maintaining security and compliance when they adopt Web applications and implement bring your own device (BYOD) programmes, by creating a comprehensive audit trail of all employee interactions with these Web applications.
To request a free trial or a demo of SaaSID’s CAM 2.0, please visit www.saasid.com.
SaaSID offers a unique solution to the challenges of cloud adoption, enabling organisations to immediately capture the benefits of public, private and hybrid cloud-based models without outsourcing control or downgrading to a ‘one size fits all’ security model.
SaaSID provides authentication, management and auditing solutions that help organisations address the productivity, security and compliance issues associated with the growing use of Web applications and the implementation of BYOD initiatives within the wider consumerisation of IT. SaaSID solutions enable organisations to reduce user administration effort, increase productivity, prevent application misuse and abuse and meet audit requirements – while leveraging the full benefits of the Cloud.
The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom and has a regional office in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.saasid.com.