Miami, FL – Apr 14, 2021: St. Augustine College, private Episcopal college in Chicago, Illinois selects QuickLaunch as its Identity partner. As a part of this collaboration, QuickLaunch will be offering its Identity Provider, Single Sign-On, Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, and User Self-Registration to the institution. This will help St. Augustine College to enable one-click secure access to multiple applications, automate password resets, enhance institutional security and enhance end user experience.
QuickLaunch Identity Provider will help the institution to own a trusted and secured identity on the cloud. Single Sign-On will help the users (student faculty, and staff) to login to multiple applications with a single set of credentials. Remembering multiple usernames and passwords will no longer be a problem for students, staff and faculty.
Self-Service Smart Password Manager will allow users to reset passwords on their own without the need to raise requests to the IT helpdesk. Besides reducing helpdesk costs and overheads, this will help boost the draining productivity of users and the IT helpdesk. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will allow users to set at least one additional mode of authentication to verify their identity at the time of login or resetting their password, without relying on a single password.
Adaptive Authentication will enhance fraud risk assessments by leveraging artificial intelligence. It will trigger additional authentication based on deviations in user behavior (network, location, browser, device, etc.), preventing false access. It will give a boost to institutional security and prevent account takeover attacks.
User Self-Registration will help the institution to streamline user onboarding process for first time users. Instead of having students come to campus or sending them letters via mail, they will be using QuickLaunch User Self Registration to send notifications and reminders; have users setup their account and configure their password and security parameters through university’s online, secure portal. QuickLaunch will also track whether a new user has set up their profile, security settings and allow them to set up notifications to nudge them through the orientation process.
About St. Augustine College
On October 7, 1980, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education granted operating authority to the first bilingual institution of higher education in Illinois: St. Augustine College. This educational setting is unique in Illinois, and one of a few in the country. It came into existence as a result of years of work, observation, and research, and is based on more than ten years of community work performed by the Spanish Episcopal Services, an educational agency that was created under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago by Father Carlos A. Plazas, Ph. D., in 1970. The College founders reacted to observation and research that indicated that a large number of Hispanic adults, because of specific circumstances, could avail themselves of dual-language (bilingual) academic and vocational career training. These findings also indicated that many Hispanic adults were capable of actively participating in four-year degree programs but needed educational assistance to be able to compete at this level of education. Since there were no institutions of higher education to respond to these educational needs and provide opportunities for dual-language learning, the Board of Directors of Spanish Episcopal Services elected to support the formation of St. Augustine College.
QuickLaunch is the only AI-first identity and integration platform-as-a-service (IDaaS and iPaaS) that transforms how cloud-savvy institutions and companies manage human and device authentication, authorization, access control and integration. QuickLaunch leverages AI to autodetect threats and step up authentication. More than 500 institutions such as New Mexico State University and Colorado Community College System along with companies such as Jenzabar, Unifyed, OculusIT, and BlackBeltHelp trust QuickLaunch to protect and manage over 2,000,000 identities and integration to over 3,000 applications such as Salesforce, Adobe Creative Cloud, Box, Canvas, Blackboard, G Suite and Office 365.