Miami, FL – Dec 24, 2022: Essex County College selects QuickLaunch to manage digital identities, streamline access control, automate user provisioning, and drive digital transformation. As a part of this collaboration, QuickLaunch will empower the institution with its proprietary solutions (Single Sign-On, Smart Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, User Self-Registration, and Automated Provisioning) to specifically address security and automation business needs of the institution.
QuickLaunch AI-powered Single Sign-On will help Essex College to allow users (students, staff, and faculty) to login to multiple applications such as Banner, Brightspace, Gmail and many other applications using a single set of credentials, thus enhancing the end user experience, and greatly improving user productivity.
Smart Password Manager with MFA will allow users to utilize self-service functionality to reset lost/forgotten passwords without the intervention of IT help desk as users will be able to reset passwords using multiple factors of authentication such as SMS, Email, and security questions. This will drastically reduce help desk call volume, thereby reducing operational costs.
Adaptive Authentication will help in detecting suspicious login attempts and alerting users. The system will prompt MFA based on deviations in user behavior (time of login, location of login etc.).
User Self-Registration will allow first time users to set up their account and password, thereby eliminating the need of sending default passwords to users via email or hard copy letters.
Automated Provisioning connector will help the institution replace PowerShell scripts and automate the user onboarding process, thereby reducing IT overhead cost and errors during manual provisioning of the users.
About Essex County College
The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. Established by royal charter in 1965, Essex is one of the original plate glass universities. Essex's shield consists of the ancient arms attributed to the Kingdom of Essex, and the motto, "Thought the harder, heart the keener", is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon. The university comprises three campuses with its primary campus located within Wivenhoe Park and campuses in Southend-on-Sea and in Loughton.
QuickLaunch is the #1 leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Higher Education. More than 500 organizations trust QuickLaunch’s platform to manage over 2,000,000 identities and integrate over 3,000 applications worldwide. CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs use QuickLaunch IAM technologies to engage with students, faculty, and staff and protect them throughout their journey. QuickLaunch’s technology is vital in protecting the user experience, driving both operational efficiencies and higher productivity for colleges, universities, and institutions.