Cloud Access 360 2.0 version released

We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 (ECA 360) 2.0 release. This new release adds a range of exciting new features designed to simplify and improve our customers ability to manage user’s access to popular cloud applications. Key new features and benefits include:

Built-in SSO portal

An out-of-box SSO portal is available with the product that can run standalone or embedded inside
existing portals such as Sharepoint. Users authenticate once to the portal
and enjoy convenient, seamless SSO access to any authorized cloud app. As SSO
portals expose keys to the kingdom, login to it can be protected with 2-factor
authentication using mobile based One Time Password (OTP) offered through the
bundled OTP module.

More connectors

New out-of-the-box connectors are  available for popular cloud apps such as Microsoft Office365, Cisco WebEx,
Box.Net, Service-Now, SugarCRM, Zoho, EchoSign, Schoology, and Joomla.

Transparent HTTP
form-based SSO

Not every SaaS application
support SAML based federation today. This feature allows customers to bring non-SAML
apps into the SSO portal providing convenient, seamless access to users and
enabling IT to achieve better control and visibility on SaaS application
usage. This is achieved by enabling users to register user ID and password
once on a web site and capturing the data for transparent SSO the next time the
user accesses the app. The process is transparent to the user as they don’t even
see the log-on screen.

Salesforce as an Identity
Provider

Instead of authenticating the user against Active Directory, ECA 360 allows the user to be authenticated using
Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and any OpenID provider. With this release, Salesforce
as an Identity Provider has been added to this list. This enables our customers
to let its contractor, partner and affiliate users to login into ECA 360 SSO
portal using Salesforce credentials and further access cloud applications
they are authorized to access.

Enterprise-class
scalability

ECA 360’s ability to support more than 10,000 concurrent user authentications has been tested and
verified.

Higher performance and
availability

ECA 360 administrators can now run multiple instances in a clustered environment.

Other improvements

These include: support for short URL entry in a mobile browser, new
compliance reports, and various bug fixes.

To learn more about the new and improved ECA 360 v2, please visit our web site at www.intel.com/go/identity.

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