Keeper Security has released a cloud version of its existing Single Sign-on solution. The new solution was designed to help meet the needs of a remote workforce that emerged in the wake of COVID-19.
Keeper SSO Connect Cloud is compatible with a number of different third-party SSO identity offerings, including those from Ping, Okta, OneLogin, and Microsoft Azure. The system encrypts all data with AES-256 cryptography, and that data is not decrypted until it reaches the end user’s device. As a result, the information is inaccessible to Keeper employees, and to any other parties that may try to intercept it along the way.
Once the solution has been deployed, employees can log into their Keeper vault to trigger an authentication request from an approved device. Administrators can use the system to enforce multi-factor authentication protocols, and to grant approval to new devices.
Organizations, meanwhile, can use Keeper SSO Connect to reduce their reliance on passwords. The cloud version will be available as an alternative to the original on-premises offering.
“SSO provides great convenience for enterprise employees to access a handful of cloud applications with a single login,” said Keeper Co-Founder and CEO Craig Lurey. “Keeper uses zero-knowledge encryption while at the same time providing a seamless login experience with any SAML 2.0 compatible identity provider.”
“Our research indicates that as organizations reduce access friction, they proportionally decrease the frequency of access policy violations and breach events, improving overall security effectiveness,” added EMA Research Director Steve Brasen. “Keeper SSO Connect enables a client-side encryption model that enhances security effectiveness while simultaneously simplifying user access and reducing management efforts.”
Keeper’s solution does not ask employees to use a master password when accessing their vault, and gives the organization full control of its encryption keys. The company also introduced a secure KeeperChat messaging service with self-destructing messages back in 2018.