OSG chose Bull’s WiseGuard, SafeKit and AccessMaster SAM Web solutions for its security
Onderwijs Service Groep (OSG) provides services and facilities management to educational institutions, from its 14 offices spread around the Netherlands.
Last year OSG began a rigorous overhaul of its infrastructure. Part of this program involved transferring a Novell-based network and Web access infrastructure to Active Directory and Windows 2003. User friendliness and security of their own application environments and data are essential for OSG's 5,000 customers and 1,000 internal users.
An important reason why the company chose Bull is that, with the help of WiseGuard, OSG’s internal users can now access their 10 to 15 applications (running in Windows®, Citrix® and Unix® environments) through a Single Sign-On (SSO) process. The fast and easy installation of the WiseGuard solution and user-friendly interface of the WiseGuard wizard quickly convinced OSG architects and software developers that Bull has the right solution for OSG.
In addition, AccessMaster SAM Web is used in conjunction with Vasco Digipass tokens (One Time Password) to provide very strong user authentication, access control and single sign-on on underlying Web and Citrix applications. The creation of a dual-location recovery set-up using Bull Evidian’s SafeKit technology will ensure the high availability required from OSG’s Web portal.
This project demonstrates the efficiency of Bull’s security solutions. The essential components and functions of the solution were rapidly demonstrated in a three-day ‘proof of concept’ project. Following this, the customer tested the software for a couple of weeks.