Blog Posts by Vera Sparre

About the Author

Vera Sparre is a passionate B2B2C marketer with an extensive background in enabling decision makers in High Tech, Mobile and SaaS. Vera has a comprehensive history of empowering businesses through holistic, omni-channel campaigns, and has worked in a number of high level marketing positions at corporations including Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Adobe and multiple SaaS Startups. As the Sr. Director of Demand Generation at Onelogin, Vera focuses on effectively delivering information to targeted audiences, and enabling them to make buying decisions with confidence.

How to Extend AD to the Cloud—the Easy Way

Integrating Active Directory and the cloud is a necessary “evil” brought on by the need for using cloud apps and having a flexible workforce (e.g. work-from-anywhere, bring-your-own-device, etc.), while maintaining security and integrity—and don’t forget the now, or real-time, part.

May 31st, 2016 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology, security and compliance


Why Your Cloud App Should Be SAML-Enabled (and How to Do It)

Your customers are demanding it. You WILL lose business (and the most lucrative business) if you don't support SSO. For many companies, SSO (Single Sign-On) and MFA (Multifactor Authentication) have gone from being 'nice extras' to 'must-haves.' If you haven't already lost business because your application doesn't support these features, chances are good that you soon will.

April 21st, 2016 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology, security and compliance


When Real-Time Isn’t Real-Time: Exploring AD Sync Across IAM Software

Are you sure the “real-time” sync that your IAM platform boasts is truly real-time? Here’s just one story we’ve heard.

March 29th, 2016 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology, security and compliance


Meet the Expert: CloudLock Interviews OneLogin VP of Product David Meyer

Much has changed since traditional IM was introduced, with businesses on-boarding more cloud than on-premise apps, and more work getting done on phones than desktops. This requires a new breed of Identity Management where applications can be added in minutes instead of weeks, while keeping business data secure.

January 21st, 2016 | Posted by Vera Sparre | culture and news, product and technology


Gartner, Cafesoft, and the Shift to Bimodal IT

Following yesterday's blog about our Cafésoft acquisition, we would like to share a Gartner Report on Modern Federation Trends and Their Influence on Identity and Access Architecture. This report stipulates that 'Many identity teams will need to embrace bimodal IT for their next federation project,' supporting our decision to present our customers with a smooth migration path to the cloud.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | culture and news, product and technology


Does Having to Secure Millennials Keep You Up at Night?

Today's colleges and universities face steep challenges in trying to manage and control access and security in an environment that has to onboard/off-board roughly 50% of its user population every single year. And unlike commercial businesses where employees have – at least theoretically – some personal investment in maintaining the integrity of company data, student populations are notoriously cavalier in this regard. They may cover their cars in school decals and bumper stickers, but few give even a passing thought to the security of their schools’ data systems.

December 7th, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | security and compliance, product and technology


Security Bankers Can Bank On

Remember when you had to walk 5 miles in the snow to deposit your Christmas cash? Okay, maybe not. But there is certainly no denying the benefits of online banking. For customers it’s easy and convenient. For banks it’s cost effective. Unfortunately, online hacking can quickly turn win-win into lose-lose.

December 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | security and compliance, product and technology


Higher Ed: Are Your Google Apps Secure?

It’s no surprise that Google has gained significant traction in higher education. With a productivity suite that is robust enough to meet the needs of student populations, extended collaboration capabilities, an attractive price point, lower overhead, and built-in security features like data encryption, secure mail transfer, and archived search, what’s not to love?

November 30th, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology, security and compliance


Want to “Own” Your IAM Solution for Higher Ed?

Owning the responsibility for developing and maintaining an organization’s internally developed or highly configured Identity Management platform would be right at the top of my nightmare scenario list.

November 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology


Higher Ed Should Lead the Way in Identity Management

Identity Management – ensuring that designated users have the appropriate access to appropriate technology resources – has been around, in some shape or form, since the dawn of digital systems, driven almost solely by enterprises limiting access to a strictly controlled universe of users.

November 17th, 2015 | Posted by Vera Sparre | product and technology, security and compliance