Gaurav Verma, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sprint This is a guest blog post from Sprint, a Ping Identity MSP Partner.
Companies need to be innovative in today's fast-changing business world. Improving the pace of work and democratizing the way we collaborate is key for success. Employees have a desire to work where they want, when they want, and on the device of their choice--so embracing these trending desires is pivotal to driving employee engagement, collaboration and attracting new talent.
At Sprint®, we recognize that people need to work smarter and faster, which is why we now offer customers Google Apps for Work--a complete set of cloud-based apps to boost employee productivity and collaboration. Why obtain Google Apps from Sprint? Because planning and migrating to Google Apps for Work may not be easy for every business--so we uniquely offer a 'Carefree Cloud' package to enable simple deployment with 24x7 support for users.
Of course, not every 'cloud' has a silver lining. If driving employee engagement and collaboration is the end-game, one small, but pervasive step needed for accessing cloud apps can cause lots of trouble for users--the ubiquitous password.
Employees aren't engaged or having fun when they struggle to remember passwords for multiple cloud apps. You know that feeling when you have to open an IT helpdesk ticket to have your password reset (groan!). And with that feeling comes the giant sucking sound of time wasted. It's a lose-lose all around.
Enter PingOne®, our new single sign-on (SSO) solution offered with Google Apps for Work from our partner Ping Identity®, an industry leader in Next Gen Identity™ and identity and access management (IAM) offerings. With PingOne, you only need to sign-on once to gain access to Google Apps for Work and thousands of other cloud applications from any smart device or desktop. Yes, really.
I like to think of PingOne as the one 'master key' that opens all doors--but doesn't sacrifice security to do so. Utilizing standards for the utmost security, PingOne uses an encrypted token that maps to a user's single sign-on so that the user doesn't have to individually sign-on for each application.
With PingOne, Sprint customers now have two big benefits: (1) end users are freed from the burden of remembering umpteen passwords, and (2) IT can regain control of user access to cloud applications by integrating with their company directory. The result? No more password and sign-on headaches for end users and no more security concerns around lost or stolen passwords for IT.
How many times have we seen passwords and user identities being stolen from reputed retail and banking institutions? The bad press alone should motivate institutions to take action with proven solutions for today's common security problems.
With PingOne, the risk of password theft is eliminated. Businesses can now sleep peacefully at night knowing they can get all of this with end-to-end Carefree Cloud Support offered only from Sprint. Now, this is something to celebrate!