seanoconnell

Posts by Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell leads Product Marketing initiatives for the Centrify User Suite. Prior to Centrify, he led Product, Partner, and Field Marketing initiatives at Silicon Valley pioneers Cast Iron, Cisco and Genesys. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.


From the Cloud

SSO Reduces Password Toll on Employees

By , April 11, 2014

In a recent CIO Journal/Wall Street Journal article “Report: Passwords Take a Toll on Employees”, author Rachael King cites the findings of a recent study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with single sign on as a solution to remedy employee attempts to cope with authentication across multiple devices and applications, and having to remember too many passwords. According to King, the NIST study found that “…employees may follow poor security measures in navigating password-protected systems because they are simply trying to get their work done…[and] are often aware that coping mechanisms such as writing down passwords or reusing…

From the Cloud

Class-leading SaaS Management

By , March 25, 2014

In my last blog post, I wrote about how, at a minimum, when you bring together SaaS management and mobile management, you’ve got a great value proposition, and you’ve got an unparalleled set of synergistic features.  The focus of this blog post is how this great value proposition and synergistic feature set help solve the challenges related to SaaS management, including single sign on, as well as the challenges related to mobile device management. All your apps Centrify provides turnkey support for 2500+ SaaS, mobile and on-premises applications, or the ability to add your own with Infinite Apps.  Centrify’s SaaS single sign on solution is…

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Federated SSO: Merged SaaS and Mobile Management

By , January 23, 2014

In my last blog post, I wrote about how IT needs a new model, one that secures the proliferation of mobile devices, solves the password challenge, and allows you to regain, as IT, some of the access control and visibility that you had enjoyed when you managed everything inside the firewall. The formula for this is to start to get away from using passwords as the primary security mechanism for apps, and the easiest way to do that is through single sign on (SSO).

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It’s a Brave New World…

By , January 18, 2014

It’s a brave new world for today’s knowledge workers who now have a myriad of choices on how to access business applications, with mobile being the new, preferred way to access applications.  And they use a lot more applications than just a few short years ago.  These increasing number of applications can be accessed via the Cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS), as well as on-premise, and span across CRM (customer relationship management), ERP (enterprise resource planning), HCM (human capital management), SFA (sales force automation) and many, many others. We seem to be in a deconstruction period of the business application where…

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It’s a Brave New World of SaaS Apps and Mobile Devices, but…

By , January 17, 2014

In my last blog post, I wrote about how it’s a brave new world of SaaS apps and mobile devices for today’s knowledge workers who now have a myriad of choices on how to access business applications, with mobile being the new, preferred way to access applications. And they use a lot more applications than just a few short years ago. These increasing number of applications can be accessed via the Cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS), as well as on-premise, and span across CRM (customer relationship management), ERP (enterprise resource planning), HCM (human capital management), SFA (sales force automation) and many, many others.