Long Island University Guards Data with IAM platform

Long Island University Guards Data with IAM platform

By Greg Tavarez

Breaches and cyberattacks against higher education institutions increased significantly in the last year and pose a severe financial and reputational risk to the institutions. These institutions are prime targets because of the combination of employee and student personal and financial information, including social security numbers, medical records, and more.

Institutions need a robust and proven identity and access management solution that can adapt to various secure access requirements successfully and cost-effectively to reduce risk and secure sensitive data. Long Island University, with about 15,000 students and two primary campuses, reselected BIO-key International Inc.’s PortalGuard IAM platform to protect its enterprises applications and data.

BIO-key, for more than two decades, provided authentication technology for organizations and users and is changing authentication with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management solutions, including its PortalGuard IAM solution that provides convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications and high-value transactions.

"We are pleased to extend our relationship with LIU and offer an integrated security approach to protecting the institution," said Mark Cochran, president of BIO-key – PortalGuard. "Many higher educational institutions must expand their security footprint without increasing net security costs. Institutions are looking for solutions that keep faculty, staff, and students safer while reducing business disruptions while simultaneously reducing the number of outside providers they need to juggle."

LIU is continuing to leverage the BIO-key PortalGuard IAM platform to strengthen its overall security posture to effectively respond to the evolving cyber threats while reducing costs and associated burden on its IT team.

A key point for LIU was PortalGuard's capability to support an integrated security system and allow the institution to utilize previous investments in other security solutions and deliver technical capabilities such as multi-factor authentication, single sign-on and self-service password reset to its user community.

Edited by Erik Linask
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