Simplified User Experience

Simplified User Experience

Security is too complicated for end users. It doesn't have to be.

End users often see security as an impediment. They just want to do their jobs, not spend valuable time trying to log in to the applications they need.

The result is all too familiar:

  • Users suffer from password fatigue: They have too many passwords with different complexity rules expiring far too frequently

  • Users write passwords on sticky notes and leave them in plain view

  • They put dozens of passwords in a spreadsheet: all the keys to the crown jewels, maybe password-protected, but probably not – a virtual treasure trove for hackers

  • Many use the same password for all applications


When end users take steps like these it only serves to undermine your security efforts. In short, it makes your organization less secure.

It also chews up valuable time, both for end users and IT. Users get frustrated if they can’t get at the resources they need, and are forced to waste time resetting passwords. IT has to step in and help when the auto-resets don’t work as expected. Ever take a call from a CEO who’s locked out of an app? Not fun.

Total Access Control offers a simple,

two-part fix:

A Dynamic User Portal


Give your users a single gateway
to all the applications they need.

Total Access Control gives each end user their own, dynamic user portal that lists all the applications the user is authorized to access. To access an app, simply click on it. It doesn’t get any easier.

TAC provides...

A Consistent user experience
Users enjoy a consistent portal experience regardless of the device they’re using or the location they log in from. The portal is tailored to deliver a good experience for each device type, but the look and feel will be familiar, making it easy to navigate.

Administrators can define the exact criteria that must be met to allow user access for an entire portal or for individual applications. The same user who is allowed access to a financial application while using a company laptop on the corporate network may be denied access to the same application when using the same company laptop from a remote location or when using a smart phone, for example. Such policy decisions are up to your organization – but Total Access Control makes sure they’re applied consistently and dynamically.

A Dynamic User Portal
The portal shows only the applications each user is authorized to access – at any point in time. That means access rights change dynamically as conditions change, depending on variables such as:

  • Device type/operating system  in use

  • Device status (company managed or user-owned, current antivirus, OS, jailbroken, etc.)

  • User location

  • Certificates, domain joined status, registry key entries

  • Time of day

A Flexible and Customizable architecture
Portals use standard Web protocols so editing and creating a customized look and feel is easy. Use your preferred Web editing tool to:

  • Apply your company logo

  • Create a custom look and feel with different colors and fonts

  • Customize logon screens for different departments

  • Add titles and messages to display

  • Add instructions and help tools to aid in the logon process

  • Tailor pages for each application

Single Sign-On


Ease the pain of your users by
ending the password nightmare.

Passwords can be the bane of any employee’s existence, especially knowledge workers who employ dozens of applications day-to-day – the same people who are likely doing the most valuable work for your organization.

Forgotten passwords are also costly for IT. Gartner estimates 20% to 50% of all help desk calls are for password resets, and Forrester Research estimates the average cost of each password reset is $70.

Clearly, the issue is costing time and money.

Having multiple devices, which most workers do, only compounds the problem. Maybe a user changes a password when using a laptop, then finds the password saved in his tablet or smart phone no longer works – and has to remember what the new one is before getting locked out.

The solution is single sign-on, which is built in to Total Access Control. Single sign-on provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Simplified access to all applications for end users; log in once to an online portal and that’s it

  • Supports all applications, whether local, cloud-based, or virtualized

  • Improves productivity for both end users and IT

  • Lowers support costs

  • Integrates with existing user directories, such as Active Directory

  • Employs a reverse proxy, to ensure users are authorized before ever connecting to an application – helps guard against phishing attacks

  • Allows for rapid on-boarding as well as removal of access rights when an employee leaves or changes roles

Explore the Functions of

Introducing Total Access Control (TAC)

Consolidated and intelligent security for today’s hybrid enterprise.

These two forces have always been opposed: Security versus access.

You don’t have to fight these battles any longer.

Total Access Control goes much further than simply verifying user authorizations.

It is a proxy-based system that serves as a gatekeeper to the applications behind it.

Security tools must be high performance and simple to administer.

Total Access Control puts a premium on both.

If your security relies on username and password alone, whether this is for local applications,

email or cloud-based applications, you are a prime target for hackers.


One Vendor, One Platform, The Technologies you need...

All working together, Intelligently.

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