OneLogin is a technology security company founded nine years ago by two former employees of Zendesk, both then and now one of the world’s most popular digital tools for communications between one or more businesses and – although they don’t always include a client, as many businesses only engage in business-to-business (B2B) capacities of commerce.
Thomas and Christian Pedersen, a pair of brothers mentioned above who founded the company, today serve the company as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect, respectively, whereas former DocuSign, Microsoft, AT&T Lucent Technologies, and Enron – maybe the latter-most business isn’t one to brag about, considering they were to blame for major changes in financial reporting standards due to their ongoing, blatant cover-up of its true financial position – employee Brad Brooks today serves as OneLogin’s Chief Executive Officer.
The company would never have been founded if it weren’t for the Pedersen brothers’ familiarity with countless security issues suffered by corporate users of Zendesk’s help desk program. Today, OneLogin helps some of the world’s largest, most valuable, and hottest companies keep their information safe and secure, regardless of those corporations’ particular needs.
Christian and Thomas Pedersen, as do the rest of OneLogin’s base of employees, know all too well that manufacturers incur significant difficulties in their efforts to healthily balance proper production levels, as well as both physical, plant security and its cyber counterpart.
First, consider these twosimple yet ever-present, integral problems
So, manufacturers find it especially important to control access to their computer systems. These businesses usually require their employees to utilize technology on a regular basis in the workplace, making the possibility of unauthorized users logging onto such information technology infrastructures and individual computers all too possible.
Another problem manufacturers face – many big businesses face this same problem – is staying true to rules, regulations, guidelines, compliance requirements, and security protocol while including more employees into the mix, not to mention giving greater access of administrative functions to employees.
So, what can businesses like manufacturers do to appropriately treat the two aforementioned problems?
The answer isn’t always clear. However, using single sign on (SSO) and multifactor authentication (MFA) are two solid means of reducing the risks of giving new levels of access to workers, adding new employees, and otherwise adhering to rules, regulations, obligations, and responsibilities. Let’s discuss how SSO and MFA technologies can help prevent problems from happening to businesses of all sizes, shapes, concentrations, and locations.
Requiring third-party contractors to use OneLogin, as well, is a great idea
According to information pulled by consulting firm Aberdeen from polling a whopping 17,000 manufacturers all across the English-speaking lands of both Canada and the United States of America, about 35 percent of all manufacturers allow third-party servicers to take care of their private, confidential business.
Using tools like OneLogin’s single sign on program is an effective means of limiting access to authoritative functions and sensitive information.
Cyber attacks cost so much money – it’s not even funny
Another study found that major enterprises in the world of English-speaking, North American manufacturing owed about $450,000 as a result of just one data breach. Relying on multifactor authentication tools that OneLogin provides drastically boosts the safety of all things manufacturers do using computers and information technology.