June 19, 2017

Micro Focus Offers MSPs Industry-trusted Access Solutions as a Service

Micro Focus Advanced Authentication and AccessSSO are now available to implement as-a-Service to ease regulatory burdens and security complexities


Press Release

Rockville, MD

Global Infrastructure software company, Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) today announced the availability of Micro Focus as-a-Service Advanced Authentication and AccessSSO solutions. This new offering provides Managed Service Providers (MSPs) a set of solutions to their customers, either as a stand-alone component or part of a platform, that addresses the difficulty of meeting increasingly complex compliance regulations and securing essential business data with enterprise-level reliability.

MSPs are in demand of finding a reliable solution to address single sign-on and multi-factor authentication that they can confidently include in their offerings. These solutions alleviate the need for infrastructure investment as well as the skilled employee resources required to manage the onsite technology for access management.

“Micro Focus has been providing solutions to enterprise customers for decades reliably and securely,” said Tracey Mead, Micro Focus VP North America Channels & Global System Integrators. “MSPs can be confident that Micro Focus brings the level of maturity, knowledge, product development and support that large enterprise customers demand to businesses of all sizes. The channel is, and will continue to be, an integral piece of Micro Focus's business.”

Single sign-on and secure authentication continue to be a significant challenge for IT managers tasked with overseeing an increasingly dispersed workforce as they leverage the latest cloud-based applications and services. To enable today’s mobile workforce and maintain productivity while reducing risk, organizations need to deploy a single authentication framework for all devices and methods that authenticates to all their applications, while at the same time work toward reducing the burden on IT teams that are often responsible for managing and maintaining a number of complex and business-critical infrastructures.

With Micro Focus Advanced Authentication and AccessSSO now being offered as-a-Service, via the ConnectWise platform, this solution gives companies the freedom to assemble their own platform from a mix of on-premise and as-a-service technologies from which they run their services.

“Challenges continue to mount for IT teams tasked with managing the complexity of delivering simple and convenient access to their internal and customer facing resources, while also trying to stay out of the latest security breach headlines,” said Kent Purdy, Micro Focus Solutions Marketing Manager. “With Micro Focus Advanced Authentication and AccessSSO now being offered as-a-Service via the ConnectWise platform, organizations can leverage the same set of robust features they’re accustomed to using with these Micro Focus solutions – but now with the additional productivity and flexibility benefits of the cloud.”

AccessSSO will be on display at ConnectWise’s Automation Nation, the premier event for ConnectWise Automate, on July 19-21 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

About the Micro Focus Advanced Authentication framework

The Micro Focus Advanced Authentication framework manages large environments with diverse authentication needs, but is simple enough to require little administration. The solution offers two factor (or more) authentication capabilities, so organizations have the freedom to grant authentication policies specific to users, groups, devices or locations. The web interface keeps configuration clean regardless of complexity and the delegated administration and tracking of changes keeps policies consistent and secure.

About Micro Focus AccessSSO

Micro Focus AccessSSO provides single sign-on (SSO) to virtually any cloud-based service. With SSO, organizations can provide their employees with quick, convenient access to their cloud applications while increasing the security of the overall business environment. With this solution, organizations are able to better protect corporate information and deliver a more consistent, user-friendly experience when accessing company information via desktops, laptops, or mobile devices.

Pricing and Availability

Micro Focus Advanced Authentication and AccessSSO offered as-a-Service is generally available worldwide today. Advanced Authentication pricing is based on a subscription model and is $2.35 per user/per month, while AccessSSO is sold at $2.00 per user/per month.

More Information

For more information about the Micro Focus as-a-Service offerings, visit: https://www.netiq.com/promo/advanced-authentication-saas/.

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) is a global enterprise software company helping customers innovate faster with lower risk. Our software helps customers build, operate and secure IT systems that bring together existing business logic and applications with emerging technologies to meet increasingly complex business demands. For more information, visit: www.microfocus.com.

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