Hamburger Sparkasse chooses Passlogix for single sign-on services

Source: Passlogix

Passlogix, announced today that Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa), the largest savings bank in Germany with 250 locations in the Hamburg metropolitan area, has selected the Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite to provide enterprise single sign-on services to thousands of employees.

v-GO Single Sign-On (v-GO SSO) - a core suite component and the market's number one ESSO solution - will remove password-related barriers to productivity as well as increase network security by automating application password entry and related processes.

Initially, Haspa will roll out v-GO SSO to 3,000 bank tellers and other front-office personnel who currently must remember, input and manage credentials for up to 14 different applications. An additional 2,300 back-office users with similar password burdens may be added after the initial deployment. v-GO SSO will maintain all passwords in a central credential repository and automatically respond to each application, database or account logon prompt with the correct account password on behalf of that user to provide fast, secure access to corporate information assets.

Haspa selected v-GO because of its user-friendly features, rapid wizard-based deployment, strong references, adoption by other financial institutions, and the ability to use the bank's existing IT infrastructure - including Active Directory - without adding dedicated hardware or a proprietary user profile and credential repository. These and other capabilities will minimize the total cost of ownership for the bank.

Implementation will be handled by Envision Software GmbH, a Passlogix Platinum Partner based in Hamburg. Envision specializes in identity/access management and integration solutions for mid-sized and large enterprises with workforces ranging from 1,000 to tens of thousands in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"Our password volume has exploded over the past few years because we have added numerous third-party Windows and web-based applications to our in-house software. This has forced employees to spend time inputting, searching for and resetting passwords, increased our help desk calls, and added overhead for the IT staff," said Falk Wollatz, Manager of Strategy and IT Architecture for Haspa and Project Manager of the SSO project. "With v-GO SSO automating most password processes, we will be able to reclaim the time lost on password management, eliminate written password lists that can compromise security, and dedicate the reclaimed time to serving our customers."

v-GO SSO is part of the v-GO Access Accelerator Suite, an integrated set of software solutions that eliminate everyday challenges in sign-on, authentication and provisioning that decrease business productivity. The various components of the v-GO suite enable businesses to improve operational efficiency, strengthen enterprise security and regulatory compliance readiness, and streamline identity management deployments.

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