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  • December 11, 2014
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Endpoint data security from Code 42

Code 42 has enhanced security and productivity features in its EDGE Platform, which powers the company’s CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup and SharePlan enterprise file-sync-and-share offerings.

Code42’s new two-factor authentication login capability is said to increase the level of security required to access sensitive corporate data managed by CrashPlan and SharePlan. By requiring a combination of two types of identification—for example, a known password and a security code received on a separate device—Code42 says it reliably authenticates users’ identities.

The company also strengthened the security and simplicity of the login process with single sign on (SSO) across the Code42 EDGE Platform. SSO provides an increased level of security for the enterprise by limiting the number of ways credentials can be compromised. Because CrashPlan and SharePlan users sign in using just one shared set of enterprise login credentials, says Code 42, they save time and avoid the frustration of memorizing and entering multiple passwords for different applications. In addition, IT spends less time supporting lost usernames and passwords, says the company.

Further, Code42’s broadened support for SAML 2.0 (a common standard that facilitates these integrations), enabling IT organizations using multiple identity providers to easily integrate these solutions with the Code42 EDGE Platform. This single point of integration makes it easier for CrashPlan and SharePlan customers to use the Code42 platform alongside identity management providers such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Centrify, Okta and Ping Identity.

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