How Continuous Authentication Is Enhancing Cloud Access Management

SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) delivers fully-automated, highly secure authentication-as-a service with flexible token options that are tailored to the unique needs of your organization, substantially reducing the total cost of operation.

  • Automates everything: To reduce overheads and maximise effectiveness
  • Protects everything: Networks, applications and cloud servicesBroad APIs
  • Protects everyone and provides choice: tokens, policies and customization
  • Easy migration: move from an existing solution whilst protecting the current investment
  • Saves money: on infrastructure and resource investments

Building on award-winning SafeNet Authentication Service, SMARTJAC is now offering SafeNet Trusted Access, a new access management service that makes it easy to manage cloud access with cloud single sign-on, scenario-based access policies and multi-factor authentication—all from the same management platform.

Simple, Easy and Fast

With fully automated strong authentication and over 400 out of the box integrations. SafeNet Authentication Service lets you protect all cloud services and network apps – in a matter of minutes.

Minimal Administration

Easy-to-use authentication options give your users flexibility and convenience, while automated workflows minimize daily management tasks for your IT team.

Flexible As-a-Service or On-Prem Delivery

Organizations that want to benefit from cloud efficiencies can opt for SafeNet Authentication Service delivered from the cloud, while those that prefer on-premises delivery get all the benefits of our cloud service installed in their own data centers.

Set up your own Cloud-based Authentication Service

Whether delivered as-a-service, or on-premises, SafeNet Authentication Service offers a multi-tier, multi-tenant architecture that lets service providers and MSSPs set up their own cloud-based strong authentication services.

How Continuous Authentication Is Enhancing Cloud Access Management

With no infrastructure required, SafeNet Authentication Service enables a quick migration to a multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud environment, and protects everything, from cloud-based and on-premise applications, to networks, users and devices.


SafeNet Authentication Service - Protect Everything Diagram

Platform Details

Supported Virtual Machines

Vmware V-Sphere, Citrix Xen Server,

Microsoft Hyper-V

Supported Private Cloud Environments

All management platforms associated with the

virtual machine environments: Vmware V-Sphere,

Citrix Xen Server, Microsoft Hyper-V

Supported Authentication Methods

Supported Authentication Methods
  • One-time passcodes (OTP)
  • Out-of-band (OOB) via push notification,
  • SMS and email
  • Contextual authentication
  • Pattern-based authentication (GrIDsure)
Available Form Factors
  • Hardware tokens
  • Software tokens
  • Phone-as-a-token
SAS Support for Step-Up Authentication

Supports the use of RADIUS Return Attributes to

aid integrationwith other network features in

terms of permitting or denying access to

certain groups, applications or networks.

Migration Support

Support for side-by-side authentication for

the purpose of migration with third-party vendors, 

such as,RSA and Vasco, via RADIUS proxy.

Target System Integration

IPsec & SSL VPNs

Supported via RADIUS, SAML and Web Services/API.

Major supported products include:

  • Check Point R75
  • Microsoft UAG SP1
  • Cisco ASA 5505
  • Citrix Netscaler VPX 10
  • Juniper SA 700
  • Nortel Avaya VPN Client 10.04
  • SonicWall SRA V6
  • F5 APM 11.3
  • Fortinet -Fortigate 60B
  • Barracuda
  • Cyberoam
  • Billion
  • Palo Alto GlobalProtect 4.1
  • WatchGuard Firebox XTM 505
  • NetMotion mobility 9.1
Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVDs; e.g. Citrix)

Supported via (1) RADIUS (2) SAML.

Supported platforms include:

Vmware Horizon View, Citrix XenApp,

MS Office 365, MS Terminal Services

Corporate Webmail (e.g., OWA, GroupWise)

Supported via Proxy w/Agent, OWA specific Agent.

Supported platforms include:

Microsoft Webmail, Novell, Google Apps Mail

Outlook Anywhere

In addition to OWA agent, SAML w/ADFS

based integration and Windows Login

authentication integration is supported.

Web and Application Servers

Supported via (1) Agent /Filter (2) RADIUS (3)

SAML (4) API/WebServices.

Supported platforms include: IIS, Apache PHP

Web Access Management (WAM) or

Federated SSO Products

Supported via SAML, Custom Agent.

Supported platforms include:

Symplified, OCTA

Microsoft Office 365

Supported via SAML via integration with

Microsoft ADFS,

X5.09 and RADIUS with UAG as a proxy,

Exchange 2010 On-Premises OWA and 

Exchange 2010 Online (Office 365), with

Forefront Universal Access gateway

/ Threat Management Gateway (UAG/TMG)

Cloud Apps

(SaaS; e.g., Google Apps,

Supported via SAML. Supported platforms include:

Google Apps, SFDC,

Any application that supports SAML 2

ERP Products

Supported via (1) SAML (2) Agents

(3) Custom integration via API/WebServices.

Supported platforms include: SAP, Oracle, Siebel

Legacy Applications Supported via Custom integration via SDK/API/WebServices

Platforms, Programming Environments

and Languages

Java, C++, .net, - Supported platforms: Mac, Linux, Windows.

Support for:

Windows: GINA, Credential Provider;

Linux: PAM Module

Directory Services Supported via specific agent for AD domain login

Supported via RADIUS. Supported platforms include:

Oracle, Any database that supports RADIUS authentication

WiFi Networks

Supported via RADIUS, SAML.

Supported solutions include

all Wifi solutions that support RADIUS and SAML

SharePoint Supported via an IIS plug-in. UAG is not required.

SafeNet Authentication Service Features

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Broad Coverage

  • Extensive APIs for authentication and administration, self-service, web services free with platform
  • Broad set of use cases
  • Vendor and form-factor agnostic

Extensive Automation

  • Reduces the time of provisioning, administration, and management of users and tokens

Flexibility to Support Enterprise Wide Deployment

  • 24x7 availability
  • No hardware requirements
  • Grows with your organization’s requirements

Multi-Tier/Multi-Tenant Environment

  • Easy to support different clients, regions and groups
  • Centrally managed policies


  • Complete definition and control of your users authentication journey
  • Multilingual support for user self-service, approval workflow and enrollment
  • Customize and brand the overall infrastructure and user experience so it is unique to the specific organization


SafeNet Authentication Service Benefits

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Low Total Cost of Operation

  • Simple, low, per-user pricing model with no hidden or additional costs
  • Cloud platform, reduced helpdesk expenses, lowered management time by 90%
  • Large-scale automation, user provisioning, and user self-enrollment

Quick Cloud Migration

  • Smooth transition from an existing third party RADIUS authentication server
  • Maintain current token investment while immediately benefiting from lower operational costs
  • Automated processes significantly reduce administration and management overheads

Peace of Mind

  • Robustness, availability and protection, in a trusted cloud environment

Mobile Phone Software Token

Mobile and Software OTP Authenticators

Gemalto’s SafeNet mobile authentication solutions provide the security of proven two-factor strong authentication with the convenience, simplicity, and ease of use of OTPs generated on personal mobile devices or PCs.

SafeNet MobilePASS - An OTP app for generating one-time passcodes on mobile devices and desktops (PC and Mac)
SafeNet MobilePASS+ - An OTP app that offers single-tap out-of-band push authentication on mobile devices



Grid Authenticators

A flexible Pattern-based authentication solution that enables

users to generate a one-time password without requiring any

hardware to be provisioned or software to be installed.




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    Context-based Authentication

    Context-based authentication enables effective risk management

    by requiring an additional authenticator factor only in high risk

    situations,lowering the barrier for strong authentication and

    enhancing user convenience.

    Context-based Authentication


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    Hardware-Based OTP Authenticators

    OTP hardware tokens used to generate highly secure

    one-time passwords, ensuring that only properly authenticated

    users are authorized access to critical applications and data.



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    Out-of-Band Authenticators

    Delivered by SMS text messages or email, out-of-band
    authentication reduces the administrative overhead of
    a strong authentication solution by removing the need
    to distribute hardware or install software.


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