LeVAULTs’ single sign on implementation protects student’s and staff's identities.
Use LeVAULT to improve password security, internet security, and password recovery at elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and Universities.
An educational network can be made up of multiple servers, virtual systems and servers as well as WEB and cloud environments. Educational organizations contain internal users (employees, staff and teachers) and external users (Students, parents, educational partners, service providers and suppliers). Any users can have access to network resources and databases through the use of an account which is secured through the use of a password. Often, if not in all cases, an agency will host multiple applications that are accessed from multiple users in different departments. These applications can be accessed from different levels in the network such as: applications that run at the local desktop, virtual servers (Citrix environment), virtual desktops inside of a domain, and other computers connected to the network. Each application can be protected through a user id and password. A user in this environment will have to manage multiple passwords. This makes the network very vulnerable and hard to manage. Add to this complexity, the password and security policies set in place to improve network security, which often includes changing the password every 30 to 90 days.
LeVAULT implementation is ideal for educational organizations. As the above diagram shows:
User login to local machine with the use of the LeVAULT OS client.
The LeVAULT desktop client is set to single sign on, and to auto start.
From the LeVAULT dektop client, desktop applications can be set to auto start. This can include a Citrix client (or other virtual desktop), as well as other apps. When the apps are started LeVAULT will authenticate the user to each app,
Inside of the Citrix client, the LeVAULT desktop client is set to single sign on, and to auto start,
From the LeVAULT Desktop client inside of Citrix, desktop applications can be set to auto start. This can include an application that connects to the AS400, as well as other applications that can be run inside of the Citrix environment. When the applications are started, LeVAULT authenticates the user to each application and / or operating system environment.
In the above example, with a single sign on to the windows operating system, we have started and authenticated the user to multiple application and operating system environments (both virtual and non-virtual). At each level and for every application the password is unique, complex and changed frequently. The password for each environment and application in managed, changed and maintained by LeVAULT. The user has no idea what the passwords are, therefore eliminating network vulnerabilities due to user mismanagement of the passwords and system credentials.
Educational departments maintain personal information on students, employees and staff members.
Educational organizations have computers and other network devices that allow students, staff members or others to access their networks. The computers can be in labs, study halls, libraries, etc. In most universities, around the campus, there are around 4,000 of these computers. These computers may never have had the password for the administration account to the operating system changed. The system administrators to these computers are often students working part time.
How many previous administrators know the administrator password to computers sitting around campus?
LeVAULT will change and manage the administrator password on computers around the campus.