We’ve Acquired HealthCast Inc, Adding Deep Healthcare Expertise and Best-in-Class eSSO to Our Portfolio

I am excited to share our latest press release announcing that Identity Automation has acquired, HealthCast Inc., a provider of award-winning enterprise single sign-on (eSSO) and virtual desktop technology for the healthcare industry.

Increased regulation and the shift from paper-based to digital records has created new challenges in securing and managing access to personal health data. On the one hand, shared workstations and the need for clinicians to have ready access to patient information and applications, regardless of location, has driven the widespread adoption of eSSO products that deliver streamlined, passwordless access.

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The Zero Trust Model - What It is and Why It Starts with Identity

The digital transformation has significantly increased risk exposure for enterprises. With users operating a variety of devices from a variety of locations, there is a greater attack surface with less IT oversight and control.

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Alternative Authentication for Students, Part 2 - Pictograph Authentication


Technology in the classroom creates usability issues for very young students in pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade, as well as special education students. For many of these students, remembering and typing even simple usernames and traditional passwords is a struggle.

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Alternative Authentication for Students, Part 1 - QR Code Badges



Schools are integrating technology and cloud resources into the classroom with ever-growing frequency. Overall education technology spending is expected to reach $19 billion by 2019 on a global scale. It’s easy to see why: Technology in the classroom has the ability to increase collaboration and productivity, create a more personalized learning experience, and enable teachers to distribute assignments and provide real-time feedback.

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Meeting Compliance Requirements - What Your Organization Should Know

Let’s be real. Attackers are growing more and more emboldened by the day. As their tools become so simple that even “script kiddies” can use them to wreak havoc on unsuspecting targets, governing bodies are putting added emphasis on tighter regulatory compliance.

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Retail Data Breach Update: Top 3 Cyber Threats To Retailers and how IAM Can Help

While the volume of cyberattacks is on the rise across the board—attacks are up 100 percent since 2015—retail is particularly at risk. And the numbers back that up.

One study found that retailers respond to cyberattacks on average twice a week, with an astonishing 16 percent experiencing attempted attacks daily.

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Delegated Administration of User Accounts Part 3 - The Delegation Model

We recently wrote about delegated administration, a powerful Identity and Access Management (IAM) system feature and how it gives organizations the ability to assign control of of activities directly to business managers and system owners, as well as some common use case scenarios.

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A Look at the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Requirements for Common Compliance Regulations in Higher Education - Part 2

In our last post, we discussed the growing role of two-factor authentication (2FA) in university security as more and more federal regulations are advocating or flat-out mandating its implementation.

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Delegated Administration of User Accounts Part 2 - Delegation Examples

In part 1 of our delegated administration blog series, we discussed how delegation is an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system feature that gives authorized individuals or groups of users the ability to view another user’s data and take some form of action on that user's account.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Biometric Authentication

With multi-factor authentication (MFA), there are three types of authentication factors: something you know (knowledge), something you have (possession), and something you are (inherence).

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