Security is as critical as it ever has been for an IT organization.
Personal productivity and collaboration tools have seen massive increases in popularity among users and organizations. Google Apps is by far the fastest growing platform of choice for organizations who are hoping to boost user productivity while fostering collaboration among users.
In order for any organization to realize the intended goals of Google Apps, user adoption is essential. Single Sign On capability is required to help ensure Google Apps user adoption.
Google requires implementation of and compliance with the SAML 2.0 standard in order for any organization to provide SSO support for its Google Apps users.
For many organizations with security concerns, having the option to deploy this vital SAML 2.0 capability in their own environment is a critical issue. While many organizations want to embrace cloud strategies and technology implementation models, having the choice of implementing their SAML 2.0 based Single Sign On (SSO) software product solution within the security control of their own technical IT environment is a vital requirement.