PasswordBank ESSO, Private Cloud and IDaaS

For those with a Passlogix (now Oracle) v-GO ESSO implementation that don’t want to go the Oracle route I might recommend checking out the PasswordBank Enterprise Single Sign-on solution.

I wanted to point out a neat Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) tool (and a few other offerings) we’ve seen from PasswordBank.  For those with a Passlogix (now Oracle) v-GO ESSO implementation that don’t want to go the Oracle route I might recommend checking out the PasswordBank Enterprise Single Sign-on solution.  I have seen the Passlogix tool in action quite a bit over the years and have implemented the Citrix Password Manager for XenApp SSO to do the same and had interesting results with both.  To bottom line this, ESSO is one of the easier Identity and Access Management streams to implement cleanly and efficiently.  Now that Oracle has snatched up Passlogix to complete its IdM Empire I have had quite a few inquiries as to competing products.  While I can respect the juggernaut that is Oracle (as I am a fan of many of their products) I can also understand and empathize when a customer doesn’t wish to continue down the Larry Ellison expressway for all of its needs.  It is similar to me spreading out my technophile leanings to include a MS OS on my HP laptop, an Apple IPad, a Verizon MiFI and a Blackberry smart phone using ATT.  I do this partly because I don’t believe in putting all of my eggs in software basket and another to broaden my technological fingerprint.  So when I get that from clients looking to diversify their IDM stack to include both varied vendors and best of breed I start to take an inventory of the players, landscape and potential.

Now back to the ESSO discussion.  Without going overboard here I recommend taking a look at the PasswordBank product.  They have a range of applications but in this I want to talk ESSO.  The PasswordBank ESSO solution can be deployed on Windows, Linux and Mac Desktop Operating Systems which covers pretty much the gamut these days.  This is the biggest differentiator I see from PasswordBank as I am hard pressed to find a vendor with both Linux and Mac OS ESSO in one handy little package.  As would be expected the PasswordBank application has SSPR (Self Service Password Reset) a standard for ESSO.  Interestingly enough the PasswordBank folks also have a Private Cloud service that hooks into the ESSO solution and feeds into the Identity as a Service (IDaaS) model.

I have scheduled a demo with the PasswordBank team and will report back with my finding shortly.  Until then let us know if you have had experience with the PasswordBank application by sounding off below and look for a thorough review from the IDMWorks team in the near future.  Also, feel free to reach out and contact us if you want a in-depth report we will generate once we complete our review.