Code42 Strengthens Security Features for Enterprise File Sync/Share and Endpoint Backup
Company enhances endpoint data security with two-factor authentication access-challenge and single sign-on; expands support for multiple identity management providers, including Centrify, Okta and Ping Identity
Minneapolis — Dec 9, 2014
Code42, the leader in endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, today announced enhanced security and productivity features in the Code42 EDGE Platform—the platform that powers the company’s CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup and SharePlan enterprise file sync/share—which enables IT professionals and employees to be more productive, without compromising endpoint data security.
Two-Factor Authentication Access-Challenge and Simplified Single Sign-On (SSO) Strengthen Data Security
Code42’s new two-factor authentication access-challenge for logins increases the level of security required to access sensitive corporate data managed by CrashPlan and SharePlan. By requiring a combination of two types of identification—for example, a known password and a security code received on a separate device—Code42 reliably authenticates users’ identities.
“Our ability to combine the highest levels of endpoint data security, scalability and end-user productivity is why we’re trusted by the world’s largest companies,” said Mitch Coopet, co-founder and head of product at Code42. “Single sign-on support for multiple identity providers—including Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services—and advanced two-factor authentication demonstrate our commitment to enterprise IT teams tasked with balancing security with employee productivity.”
The company also strengthened the security and simplicity of the login process with SSO across the Code42 EDGE Platform. Single-sign on provides an increased level of security for the enterprise by limiting the number of ways credentials can be compromised; since CrashPlan and SharePlan users sign in using just one shared set of enterprise login credentials, they save time and avoid the frustration of memorizing and entering multiple passwords for different applications. In addition, IT spends less time supporting lost usernames and passwords.
Single Point of Integration with Multiple Identity Management Technologies
Traditionally, enterprises leveraging several identity management solutions were required to build custom API integrations to connect those solutions with their data protection technologies. Now, Code42’s broadened support for SAML 2.0—a common standard that facilitates these integrations—enables IT organizations using multiple identity providers to easily integrate these solutions with the Code42 EDGE Platform. This single point of integration makes it easier for CrashPlan and SharePlan customers to use the Code42 platform alongside identity management providers such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Centrify, Okta and Ping Identity. With this added feature, working with multiple identity providers within the Code42 platform is a simple configuration activity in the Code42 administration console.
“As more companies adopt more cloud and mobile technologies, creating a seamless login experience while also maintaining end-to-end IT control is critical to empowering employees to work more productively and efficiently,” said Chuck Fontana, vice president of corporate and business development, Okta. “Code42 shares our commitment to empowering people to access the tools they need to get their work done anytime, anywhere and on any device.”
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