Gluu, an open source access management company, announced today that it has open-sourced the code needed to support Toopher, a location aware two-factor authentication mechanism, in its enterprise SSO and access management platform. With Toopher, Gluu’s enterprise customers can offer their employees, partners, and customers an excellent user experience for strong authentication with single sign-on to cloud, mobile, and social applications using SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect, the soon-to-be standardized profile of OAuth 2.0.
“We decided to integrate Toopher as a strong authentication solution because it has one of the best onboarding processes we’ve ever seen, affordable pricing, and the security organizations need to offer both out-of-band mobile authentication and the convenience of one-click authentication from trusted devices and web browsers,” said Gluu CEO, Mike Schwartz.
Gluu offers a number of pre-configured solutions for multi-factor authentication to applications that support standard interfaces like SAML and OpenID Connect. Each solution can be used individually or in conjunction with one another, which provides a level of flexibility for companies interested in combining single sign-on with unique authentication logic.
“Last year the global economy lost $114 billion due to online fraud, and hackers are only getting smarter,” Toopher CEO Jason Alexander said, citing recent attacks on Yahoo, Dropbox and PayPal. “We’re getting great feedback, because while there are lots of players in this space, our solution is easy to use — it doesn’t even require you to take your phone out of your pocket.”
Toopher, used with Gluu’s on-demand cloud identity platform is a fully customizable standards-based authorization and authentication solution that is designed to run “out-of-the-box” on your existing hardware or a dedicated cloud server provided by Gluu. Demos of the complete, integrated solution are available by Gluu, and deployments are typically completed in one to three weeks.