Strata Identity, HYPR to Accelerate Elimination of Passwords

Strata Identity, the Identity Orchestration Company, and HYPR, the Passwordless CompanyTM, announced a partnership that “enables phishing-resistant MFA to be added to any modern, legacy, or custom application without rewriting the source code.”

This unique capability is “made possible via an abstraction layer that decouples identity and authentication from the identity system and applications to deliver the strongest levels of authentication security.”

According to a 2022 Forrester survey, 67 percent of respondents “are in the process of adopting passwordless security in their organizations.”

Passwordless protection is “needed across all access points, including legacy applications that may have been neglected or overlooked in the past.” Now, through this integration with HYPR and Strata, organizations “with older, outdated systems will be able to get the benefits of passwordless authentication security assurance and a frictionless, password-free user experience.”

This agreement “brings together Strata’s specialization in Identity and Policy Orchestration with HYPR’s proven True Passwordless™ authentication expertise.” Together, Strata and Hypr customers can “overcome the traditionally challenging hurdle of adding MFA to legacy applications — even those tied to directory-based passwords.”

Passwordless authentication has been “identified as the gold standard for authentication.” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) “released a new ‘Phishing Resistant MFA Fact Sheet’ that calls out the immediate need for fully passwordless protection of every app in critical risk sector organizations, regardless of app type.”

It also recommended, “this level of authentication security for organizations in every sector and every application in their organization’s environment, regardless of whether it speaks modern authentication protocols.”

Bojan Simic, CEO and CTO at HYPR, said:

“Legacy MFA technologies are failing, at scale, and leaving serious security gaps due to insecure authentication methods costing organizations an average of $2.19M per year as detailed in the latest State of Authentication report. To get the highest levels of authentication security, organizations need to adopt passwordless MFA. HYPR’s integration with Strata technology is exciting because it now enables customers to extend HYPR’s passwordless authentication solution to legacy applications without coding, radically simplifying and accelerating an organization’s passwordless deployment.”

As part of the joint integration, Strata’s Maverics identity orchestration platform “enables HYPR’s True Passwordless security platform to function as the passwordless authenticator with any combination of IdPs and support both on-premises and cloud identity systems. In addition,”

HYPR can be “used with any app, including modern, legacy, and custom-developed programs, without making any modifications to its source code.” Maverics also “provides transparent journey-time orchestration that allows HYPR registration and user onboarding to be inserted within existing application access workflows.”

Eric Olden, CEO of Strata Identity, remarked:

“Forward-looking organizations are moving to passwordless authentication to protect their web applications in the cloud, but what about their legacy and custom applications? They must be modernized first, which traditionally means manually re-coding each app one by one. This partnership with HYPR removes the need to rewrite legacy applications and systems to support passwordless simplifying the process for deploying modern authentication across a company’s entire environment.”

As noted in the update, the integrated Strata Identity and HYPR passwordless solution is available “immediately from both Strata and HYPR.”

As mentioned in the announcement, Strata Identity claim it is “the leader in Identity Orchestration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”

The orchestration recipe-powered Maverics platform “enables organizations to connect and control incompatible identity systems without changing the user access experience.”

By decoupling applications from identity, Maverics makes it possible “to implement modern authentication like passwordless and enforce consistent access policies without refactoring source code.”

The company’s founders “created the IDQL (Identity Query Language) standard and Hexa open-source software for multi-cloud policy orchestration and are co-authors of the SAML standard for SSO federation.”

As covered, HYPR says that it “fixes the way the world logs in.”

HYPR’s True Passwordless™ MFA platform “decouples authentication from the organization’s identity providers and eliminates the traditional trade-off between security and user experience by providing uncompromising assurance and consumer-grade experience.”

By eliminating the password and deployments taking hours rather than weeks or months, organizations “decrease the risk of a cyber attack, increase positive user experience, and lower operational costs.”

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