Passlogix v-GO SSO
February 18, 2005
$69 per user
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Comprehensive functionality, yet clear and intuitive operation. Well considered help files.
A simple printed manual would be nice.
An eminently useful single sign-on product that may be easily and swiftly deployed in most situations.
The Passlogix single sign-on product is particularly versatile and caters for a broad range of potential applications. You can use it in a simple set-up for accessing your Windows and web applications, or, if you really want to put it to work, you can configure it for a variety of client/server, mainframe, database and even dial-up networking and VPN applications.
If all this sounds difficult, don't worry: everything is straightforward and logical in operation, helping you set up the configuration which best suits your needs with the minimum of fuss.
The Passlogix help files are excellent. Well written, logical in layout and extremely useful as a reference, both while you are setting things up and subsequently.
Installation is also straightforward and trouble free. Using the v-GO SSO agent at a client workstation, you can be up and running within minutes with useful prompts to help you add frequently used applications to the single sign-on model. These can be turned on and off, as can the automated completion of log-on credentials for enabled sites or applications.
In addition, a timer can be set to request log-ons at regular intervals. Your log-on credentials can be easily backed up or restored from a file, and all these basic settings are easily accessed via a task bar icon. However, v-GO SSO can also integrate into directory services and work with group-based policies, providing for a broader enterprise-based SSO solution. It can also help you to automate password changes via pre-defined refresh rates and can provide event logging for audit and reporting purposes.
The v-GO SSO Console provides intuitive configuration for many such options and is installed as a separate item for the administrator. Support is also provided for server-based computing, including for Citrix MetaFrame, a facility which will appeal to many.
It is readily scalable and should be easily deployed. Everything works as expected and the no-nonsense approach should endear the product to busy IT security and administration personnel. Indeed, even a standalone implementation for an individual should be easily deployed and understood.
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