Secure B2B Logon

Accessing an Internet web site typically means registering for an account and obtaining a UserID and password or an authentication token such as an RSA SecurID.  In the physical world, this is the equivalent of obtaining a store brand credit card for every merchant you do business with.

For employees of a firm, this requires the employee manage individual Ids & Passwords for each site they access on behalf of their employer.  For the employer, the proliferation of these accounts – typically managed by the employee – is a significant risk.  If the employee leaves the firm, the employer has the challenge of 1) identifying all the services the employee used on behalf of the firm and 2) disabling the account at each vendor.  Otherwise, the employee may have access to these accounts after their employment ends.  Depending on the service, that can be a significant risk to the firm that is responsible for the accounts.

To address these issues, Pseudo-NymSM will work with employers to issue reusable authentication ‘cards’ to their employees.  The employer will also manage the termination of those cards after the employee leaves their firm.  Those authentication cards will be reusable across multiple SaaS vendors.  Each time an employee accesses a participating vendor, the vendor will confirm their credential is still valid.  If Yes, access will be granted.  If No, access will be denied.

This approach to managing B2B access to SaaS vendors mimics the way corporate credit cards are managed: these authentication cards will be issued when an employee joins a firm and disabled when they leave.  The card will be reusable across multiple web sites, provide single sign to multiple web sites and combat phishing.  It will be validated at every use so access can be granted or denied based on the owner’s current employment status.

Pseudo-Nym Provides the Following Services

We help our subscribers - employees of our corpoate clients - create secure, reusable logon credentials.

Those credentials are extremely secure, owned and managed by our Corporate clients and accepted across our network of SaaS providers.

We work with SaaS vendors to accept those credentials.

A single credential can be used across our network of SaaS vendors, replacing the passwords used at those SaaS vendors.

We work with our corporate clients to maintain the status of their credentials.

Corporate clients update the status of their credentials in our Pseudo-Nym Management Service, telling us if a credential is still valid or not.

We provide real time updates on the status of credentials to our SaaS partners.

At logon, SaaS vendors check the status of a Pseudo-Nym Managed Credential and manage access accordingly.  If a credential is revoked, access will be denied.