Gluu integrates Wikid Systems for affordable, token-less strong two-factor authentication


The Gluu cloud identity platform now supports Wikid Systems for affordable and secure soft token two-factor authentication to cloud, mobile, and network applications.

For Immediate Release

Austin, TX, January 15, 2012 — Gluu, an Austin-based cloud identity company, announced today that its cloud identity platform now offers easy integration of Wikid Systems for strong, two factor soft-token authentication. With support for Wikid Systems, the Gluu Cloud Identity platform now offers easy integration for secure mobile, hard token, and soft token two-factor authentication solutions for cloud, mobile, and network applications.

“Gluu selected Wikid Systems as its first soft token authentication partner because it’s extremely easy to use and integrate, cost effective and secure, and supports multiple operating systems,” said Gluu CEO Mike Schwartz. “A strong authentication strategy is paramount to identity security,” he continued. “Our goal is to offer easy integration for many secure and reliable two-factor authentication systems to satisfy a variety of unique business requirements from our customers.”

Gluu enables organizations to use strong authentication logic for SaaS apps that use SAML, mobile apps or websites that support OpenID Connect, and network access via Wifi or VPN. Wikid can be used as either a one step, two factor authentication, where the Wikid One Time Passcode (“OTP”) is used as the password. Another option is to use the Wikid OTP in a two-step authentication, where the first step is a username and password verification against Active Directory, and the second step is the OTP.

“While securing corporate VPN access continues to be the main driver for two-factor authentication, we are seeing substantial growth in the need to secure cloud-based offerings, which really require SSO,” said Wikid Systems CEO, Nick Owen. “Many smart IT people combine their two-factor roll-out with single sign-on to add security while increasing ease of use. For this reason and others, we see our partnership with Gluu as mutually beneficial.”

The Wikid System, 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. Free trials of the complete, integrated solution are available through Gluu and are typically completed in one to three weeks.

For more information, visit www.gluu.org/wikid and www.wikidsystems.com

About Gluu:
Gluu (gluu.org) is an Austin, TX startup that provides open source and on demand cloud identity and trust management. Gluu leverages standards such as OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0, and SCIM to make achieving single sign-on (SSO) secure and fast. Deployed quickly on public and private cloud servers, Gluu’s cloud identity platform helps organizations address the installation and operational issues of an organizational identity provider at a predictable annual cost.

About Wikid Systems:
WiKID Systems, Inc. is an Atlanta-based technology company focused on helping companies and organizations reduce their dependence on passwords by making two-factor authentication simple and accessible. WiKID Enterprise Edition is available for download as a 30-day free trial. For more information including pricing and documentation, please visit the WiKID Systems web site at www.wikidsystems.com. ###