Florida College Implements Multi-Factor Authentication for Almost One Million Users

At a glance

Broward College, founded in 1959, is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has just over 5,000 part-time and full-time faculty and staff, and serves 63,000 students annually. Its mission is to transform students’ lives and enrich the diverse community through academic excellence, innovation, and meaningful career opportunities. Broward College was named a Top Ten Community College in the nation by the Aspen Institute three times, in 2013, 2017, and 2019.

Challenges

When Tony Casciotta​, CIO and VP of IT at Broward College, decided to start the search for a new access management platform, he knew that it had to provide key functionalities, including provisioning and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), self-service password reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), and seamless Workday integration. The previous solution relied on Active Directory (AD) and required them to do all of the provisionings manually and use Microsoft AD to create security profiles for their students. Not only were these processes extremely manual and high-touch for their IT Teams, but they were also error-prone, outdated, and inefficient.

Solution

From a security standpoint, Broward College needed a new platform that was reliable, secure, and easy to deploy to all of its users, over three quarters of a million of them. Once Casciotta and his team reviewed OneLogin, they found all the key functionalities they required. These included an SSO portal, password management, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and a partnership with Workday. The capabilities, speed to deploy, and user experience made OneLogin their ideal solution.

Results

After deploying OneLogin, Broward College faculty, staff, alumni, and students all began seeing the benefits of their new access management solution. They were incredibly satisfied with the results from OneLogin's single sign-on portal. Broward College users only have to enter one set of credentials to access all their web apps in the cloud and behind the firewall. This has greatly increased productivity for all while keeping data secure. On top of that, OneLogin's policy-driven password security and MFA has ensured that only authorized users get access to sensitive applications. Casciotta reflects on the implementation and adoption process, "the OneLogin product was simple to install and integrate into our environment while providing a sophisticated, secure solution with an easy to use interface. Our staff and students have adopted it without any difficulty."

Looking ahead, Casciotta is excited for the future of OneLogin, "we are in the process of migrating away from legacy to the cloud. That way, our students will be able to login to the old and new system through the OneLogin portal."

Why OneLogin?

OneLogin brings speed and integrity to the modern enterprise with an award-winning single sign-on and identity management platform. Our portfolio of solutions secure connections across all users, all devices and every application, helping enterprises drive new levels of business integrity and operational velocity across their entire app portfolios.

“As a large enterprise, Broward College needed a platform that was optimized for education to automate and streamline the on- and off-boarding process for all of their staff, students, and alumni, while securing their database,” said Brad Brooks, CEO at OneLogin. “Our unified access platform provides the level of security they needed to scale to a large number of users, while reducing friction for all of their users.”

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