Cobalt Iron Adds SAML Integration To Compass Enterprise SaaS Backup Platform

Cobalt Iron, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based enterprise data protection, has added support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to its Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform.

SAML, based on the standard XML markup language, is an open data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties.

Through the Compass SAML integration, Cobalt Iron customers can now manage user provisioning and authentication more securely and conveniently from their preferred third-party identity provider. The new integration makes Compass a SAML service provider, with all provisioning taking place outside the environment of Compass via the identity provider’s interface. This improves Compass customers’ security and user administration in several ways.

First, it removes responsibility from Compass for storing each customer’s authentication credentials, with the identity provider acting as the single source for sensitive user authentication information. Additionally, with provisioning activities managed solely by the identity provider, Compass customers save time and money. Administrators no longer have to spend time provisioning Compass users that are already covered in the identity provider’s software.

The benefits extend to end users, who no longer have to complete another login form or change a password to access Compass. Saved having to create yet another password for another system, users have reduced risk that their accounts will be compromised or their identity stolen through phishing schemes.

You might also like...

Designing IP Broadcast Systems: Part 3 - Designing For Everyday Operation

Welcome to the third part of ‘Designing IP Broadcast Systems’ - a major 18 article exploration of the technology needed to create practical IP based broadcast production systems. Part 3 discusses some of the key challenges of designing network systems to support eve…

What Are The Long-Term Implications Of AI For Broadcast?

We’ve all witnessed its phenomenal growth recently. The question is: how do we manage the process of adopting and adjusting to AI in the broadcasting industry? This article is more about our approach than specific examples of AI integration;…

Next-Gen 5G Contribution: Part 2 - MEC & The Disruptive Potential Of 5G

The migration of the core network functionality of 5G to virtualized or cloud-native infrastructure opens up new capabilities like MEC which have the potential to disrupt current approaches to remote production contribution networks.

Standards: Part 8 - Standards For Designing & Building DAM Workflows

This article is all about content/asset management systems and their workflow. Most broadcasters will invest in a proprietary vendor solution. This article is designed to foster a better understanding of how such systems work, and offers some alternate thinking…

Designing IP Broadcast Systems: Addressing & Packet Delivery

How layer-3 and layer-2 addresses work together to deliver data link layer packets and frames across networks to improve efficiency and reduce congestion.