BIO-key PortalGuard – Single Sign-on

Additional Info

CompanyBIO-key International, Inc.
Company size (employees)50 to 99
Type of solutionHybrid


BIO-key PortalGuard – Single Sign-on (SSO) creates a single, secure login to access all of your applications with out-of-the-box SSO integrations – even for the “difficult-to-integrate” ones. PortalGuard’s SSO supports multiple open standards including SAML, WS-Federation, OAuth, OpenID Connect, Shibboleth, and CAS, making it easy to protect and eliminate passwords for on-premises, legacy, thick client, and web applications from a single Identity Provider (IdP).

Over 1,000 global customers, including 200+ higher education institutions, trust BIO-key PortalGuard, an award-winning IAM platform, to reduce password-related help desk calls by up to 95%, eliminate passwords, secure remote access, prevent phishing attacks, meet cyber insurance requirements, and improve productivity for the IT team. PortalGuard provides the simplicity and flexibility required to secure the modern digital experience with options for single sign-on, self-service password reset, and multi-factor authentication methods, and is the only IAM platform to offer Identity-Bound Biometrics.

How we are different

1. Integrates and eliminates passwords for all applications – unlike the competition who only supports web-based protocols such as SAML, PortalGuard has a wide range of protocol support to make sure all applications support SSO, such as CAS which is specific to many higher education applications. Also, PortalGuard offers the unique capability to provide SSO to thick client or legacy applications. These applications do not support more common identity federation protocols and are often left secured by just a username and password, creating a vulnerability for the business and frustration for users.

2. Offers true biometric authentication and strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) options – PortalGuard offers over 16 different authentication methods for MFA. As the only IAM platform on the market to have integrated Identity-Bound Biometrics, PortalGuard offers true biometric authentication methods that have the integrity, security, and availability required for enterprise security – unlike competitors who only offer device-based biometrics (e.g. Apple TouchID) which are more convenient than secure and allow for unauthorized delegation. PortalGuard supports standard fingerprint authentication methods, as well as BIO-key's unique MobileAuth with PalmPositive mobile app which uses a simple palm scan to authenticate the user.

3. Affordable and backed by high-quality support – PortalGuard is competitively priced offering all capabilities of the platform often at 50-60% below the competition. In addition to the affordability of PortalGuard, the platform is backed by a team of IAM experts, who are easy to reach and act as an extension of the customer's IT team to resolve issues quickly. Our customer support is recognized in customer reviews, including on G2 where we have a 9 out of 10 for the quality of our support.