A new authentication manager for Microsoft Windows will now enable any identification device to be used for login. Passlogix Inc.’s v-GO Universal Authentication Manager (v-GO UAM) is said to not only speed up user’s network access and operations, but also cut costs of the back-end authentication infrastructure by more than 85% per user. Corporate markets who used to pay $100 per user may pay as little as $15.
The v-GO UAM will accept all forms of identification including door access badges, government-issued citizen identity cards, standalone or built-in laptop biometrics, one time passwords via mobile phones, and question and answer sequences.
With the use of data storage and administration with Microsoft Active Directory, organizations can eliminate the usual separate authentication infrastructure.
Those who are already using security devices like door access badges for instance, will now be able to use that same device for Windows logon. With the instillation of v-GO UAM, they would tap their badge on a badge reader attached to their computer and enter a PIN code.
v-GO UAM is available both on a standalone basis at $15 per user and as part of Passlogix’s v-GO Access Accelerator Suite.