Bath, January 2017 – OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes.
Available from the OpenAthens website, Approaches to authentication: the importance of information security draws on experiences from across the information industry to highlight the key security issues around different authentication methods, and how SAML-based approaches can provide an improved user experience while keeping valuable data safe from unscrupulous actors.
Jon Bentley, Commercial Director for OpenAthens, said: "Information security is a very real concern for information professionals and publishers alike. Older authentication methods are beginning to show their limitations – not only in terms of security flaws, but also in keeping up with modern research workflows. SAML-based authentication is a major step forward that protects users and systems, and we're proud to be at the forefront of helping publishers and organizations realise its benefits."
About OpenAthens / Eduserv
The team at OpenAthens develops and supports identity and access management software. Its mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. Over 2,000 organizations use the software, equating to a worldwide network of millions of end-users. The OpenAthens international customer base includes a large number of universities in the UK and beyond, medical and national health organizations, major corporate research organizations, and some of the world's largest publishers.
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OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, and digital development.