Intel has announced Cloud SSO, a cloud-based identity and "Access Management-as-a-Service" system which is now live on Force.com, Salesforce's social enterprise platform.
SSO stands for Single Sign-On, and the move means that staff will be able to use their Salesforce login to access other popular cloud applications.
Signing in to Force.com will now provide seamless access to applications including Box.com, Cisco, WebEx and Google Apps, a considerable perk of convenience for those on the social platform.
Intel notes that enterprises can rely on its Cloud SSO solution, as security is a primary concern, with the company using "2-factor mobile-based strong authentication". The firm also claims that Cloud SSO is the first identity as a service offering to obtain certification of enterprise-class security controls by the Cloud Security Alliance's STAR initiative.
Girish Juneja, director, Intel Application Security and Identity Products, commented: "Today, outsourcing identity and security as a service is a viable, fully functional and economical option for companies of all sizes."
"The prospect of removing security complexity and relieving the burden of providing connectivity to an ever-increasing list of SaaS apps just makes business sense. Small companies will be able to dramatically increase security over custom in-house solutions and larger enterprises can quickly supplement on-premise identity infrastructure to secure remote, mobile or M&A-acquired user populations."
Intel said that Cloud SSO is part of a broader sweep of security initiatives which subsidiary McAfee is involved with.