MPS Monitor Partners with Okta to Provide Single Sign-On Access

Earlier this week, MPS Monitor, the developer and distributor of the MPS Monitor platform for  remote printer and MFP monitoring and management, announced that the company’s SaaS platform is now integrated with Okta. Okta’s Identity integration solution provides Single Sign-On (SSO) access to authenticate users on the MPS Monitor 2.0 Portal. The integration is available immediately to all MPS Monitor 2.0 users worldwide.

According to MPS Monitor, Okta integration ensures managed print services (MPS) providers and customers benefit from maximum security and ease of access to the SaaS platform. Users can now access the platform using their company account credentials, which avoids the burden of creating and maintaining dedicated logins and passwords for each specific SaaS web application.

Okta Identity integration enables users to sign on across domains with a single online “identity.” It works in the background by securely passing authentication details from the user’s organizational credentials to the MPS Monitor SaaS service. This saves time and and also increases the platform’s security by preventing the use of insecure or weak credentials.

Customers relying on Microsoft Active Directory (or on Azure AD) for their identity infrastructure can simply connect MPS Monitor to their Active Directory domain using the Okta integration. Even if they don’t currently use Okta Identity technology, customers and dealers can activate the integration using the free Okta Cloud Connect service for MPS Monitor. The free service can be activated from this link.

For current Okta customers, all of the benefits of SSO integration are available in MPS Monitor through the standard Okta Integration Network OIDC App, which is available to licensed Okta customers from this page.

Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor, explained: “Our holistic approach to print security involves, among all other critical factors, a secure approach to user authentication for SaaS cloud applications. The current and most common habit of assigning a specific set of credentials for each user to each SaaS service does not meet the most demanding security requirements for user identity and credentials safety. This is especially true with the new work-from-home environment, where business users are working from zero-trust home networks most of the time.

“Partnering with Okta to create a deep integration between our SaaS application and the customer’s secure identity infrastructure provides an additional and very important step to ensuring full and comprehensive compliance with the most stringent security standards and requirements. We are also very happy to grant our customers free access to Okta technology through the Okta Cloud Connect program, so that all of them can benefit from this integration, even if they are not yet Okta subscribers.”

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