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The Affordability of Cloud-based Authentication

Posted on March 12, 2018

Rather than having to implement on-site servers and spend time integrating applications within the network, authentication-as-a-service is an increasingly viable way to deploy authentication.

The pervasiveness of remote access to the internet, web- based applications and cloud-based applications has enabled our business and personal lives to be transformed to the point where we can live in a 24×7 online world. The transition to software-as-a-service in particular (Saas) is transforming the way that IT departments work and the investments that need to be made.

This technology is now also used to make authentication more affordable, easier to manage and easier to implement. Rather than having to implement on-site servers and spend time integrating applications within the network, authentication-as-a-service is an increasingly viable way to deploy authentication.

Deploying strong authentication using a cloud-based service is applicable to organisations of all sizes: large enterprises are using it to replace older, more traditional server-based approaches; mid-tier organisations are using it as an alternative to having a service provider manage their authentication server; SMBs are using it because it delivers an affordability and ease-of-implementation that was never previously available.

There are many drivers for organisations to consider using cloud-based services, regardless of their size. Cost reduction is a primary consideration, followed closed by ease-of-implementation, reduced administration and management, high availability and flexible pricing options. These benefits of cloud-based applications and software-as-a-service are broadly recognised – and are fully applicable to authentication-as-a-service.

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