Tokyo, Japan: International Systems Research Co. (ISR) announced today that its cloud-based authentication and access control service, CloudGate UNO, will offer a multi-factor authentication to supported services including Salesforce. This new strong authentication feature is supported by YubiKey®, a hardware key that is technologically proven and widely adopted in IT and other industries. ISR’s integration of YubiKey will reinforce CloudGate’s one-stop security solution for Salesforce users.
As of September, 2014, CloudGate is serving more than 600,000 end users in 1050 Japanese and international companies. CloudGate provides versatile authentication and access control features including IP address restriction and device restriction. These features have been extensively utilized to enhance the corporate IT security for companies using cloud services including Google Apps™ for Work and Salesforce.com. Adding to the current access control and authentication matrix, CloudGate will offer:
- 2nd factor authentication to Salesforce using OTP generated by YubiKey*
- Access control for Salesforce on basis of time, location, and device.
Salesforce is used to manage corporate intellectual property and it is critical for companies to implement security measures that prevent illegal access. CloudGate successfully meets their needs by providing features that helps restrict access from unauthorized devices, restrict access out of office hours, restrict access from unauthorized networks and locations. Most crucially, with YubiKey-based strong authentication as one more layer over traditional ID and password based authentication, CloudGate is able to identify the user who has the key and is physically present in the process of authentication. Companies can stay assured that their highly confidential information is only accessible to the right person with the strong authentication and access control features in CloudGate.
CloudGate’s comprehensive security solution and continued effort is also highly recognized by Salesforce.com. “Salesforce very much appreciates the new multi-factor authentication offered by CloudGate UNO. We believe that ISR’s complementary solution makes Salesforce a much more secure and appealing service to our customers. We look forward to the future collaboration between two companies,” said Mr. Hoshina Monori, Executive Director from Salesforce.com, Japan.
YubiKey-based strong authentication and new access control features in CloudGate can be easily deployed, intuitively administered and are available to all editions of Salesforce. ISR will exhibit and demonstrate CloudGate’s Salesforce-oriented features at this week’s Salesforce World Tour Tokyo (Dec. 4th, 2014).
With new features and expanded support to cloud services in CloudGate, ISR will continue its effort on making its one safe cloud service more secure and reliable, and accessible to more users.
* YubiKey is an unique key-shaped hardware key that connects with computers and smartphones via USB and NFC technologies. It offers one-touch strong authentication supporting multiple authentication protocols for all devices and platforms – with no driver or client software needed. According to its inventor Yubico, Yubikey has been adopted by enterprises in 140 countries, including 7 of the top 10 internet companies.
** Google is the registered trademark of Google Inc.
*** All product names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
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About International Systems Research Co. (ISR)
ISR, established in 1993 in Tokyo, is a certified Google Enterprise Partner (GEP) since 2008 that has been developing security and business related applications and services for the enterprise market since the early era of the Internet. Since 2008 ISR has offered the CloudGate Authentication service, which is Japan’s leading authentication service for Google AppsTM with more than 30% market share. The company is built on customer satisfaction, and as such will continue providing high quality products and services based directly on clients’ needs.
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