The Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) server is a top choice among many organizations looking for an extensible web server with the backing of a strong name. With its wide array of authentication mechanisms, IIS is often the base for a larger infrastructure of websites, applications, and services both in the cloud and on-premises.
With the versatility that IIS provides, thorough integration is a must. PortalGuard sits on its own IIS server, managing all traffic before it enters your IIS environment. PortalGuard’s effective authentication package serves to improve usability, enhance authentication security, and remove end-user reliance on local IT Resources, all while enhancing and expanding upon the native features of IIS.
Primary integration points include:
No matter how Microsoft IIS is being utilized in your environment, finding a strong balance between security and usability has never been more important. In order to achieve that balance and provide the best experience for end-users and administrators alike, the PortalGuard IdP implements Single Sign-On alongside multiple 2FA features and granular password management.
By utilizing industry standard protocols such as SAML, CAS, Shibboleth, WS-Fed, and Kerberos, PortalGuard provides users and administrators with streamlined access to all of your integrated websites and applications – all with a single set of credentials.
PortalGuard also provides the convenience and security of over 12 different delivery options of One-Time Passwords for Two-Factor Authentication. Security requirements are completely configurable down to the individual Organizational Unit of your user database, and can be adjusted to meet the unique requirements of your environment.
The PortalGuard IdP also provides granular password management capabilities to enable Password Reset, Password Recovery, and Account Unlock for end-users. By enabling end-users to manage their own passwords, PortalGuard further reduces reliance on local IT resources and enables end-users to get back to work quickly and efficiently. Additionally, PortalGuard's configurable nature allows for adherence to both internal and external compliance requirements with little to no extra hassle.
The PortalGuard Integrated Authentication Package for Microsoft IIS improves both usability and security without sacrificing either.