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Allegiant Travel Company Soars High With Secure Single Sign-on
Ineffective authentication was a primary challenge. Chris Gullett, Director of Information Assurance, says that when the company started ramping up an information security program, the first issue identified was the fact that every single system had a different username and password. Centralization of authentication and authorization didn’t exist, whether the application was in the cloud or local.
Gullett said that when Allegiant spoke to other companies that had implemented authentication technologies, Ping kept coming up in the conversation as a leader. The company deployed PingFederate as its SSO solution, and Allegiant’s employees and partners now use PingFederate to access a dozen or so different cloud-based applications with a single username and password.
“Our first two applications were entirely important to every one of our employees, the first one being our human resources software,” Gullet said. “People wanted to see when their last paycheck was. The second application we brought on board was expense reporting. Right away, SSO takes away two different passwords and usernames that people have to remember on very common sites that they had to access all the time.”
Employees and contractors are accessing these and other apps via a wide range of devices. Most of Allegiant’s headquarters employees access internal applications via computers, but flight attendants and pilots typically do so via company-issued mobile tablets. Ping provides secure and seamless access, no matter the device.
More About Alliegiant
From America's favorite small cities to world-class destinations, Allegiant makes leisure travel affordable and convenient. Allegiant was founded in 1997 and is certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a "Scheduled Air Carrier" with authority to fly scheduled and charter airline operations throughout the United States. The company also has authority for charter service to Canada and Mexico.
Learn more at www.allegiantair.com/about-allegiant
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