McAfee Cloud Single Sign On

McAfee Cloud Single Sign On

Simplify and secure cloud application access

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McAfee Cloud Single Sign On relieves the pain that end users have managing multiple passwords for cloud applications. McAfee Cloud Single Sign On allows you to enforce corporate standards for cloud application access and improves productivity for IT and end users by eliminating password reset requests.

Plug-and-play cloud single sign-on connectors — Get out-of-the-box integration with hundreds of popular cloud applications, such as and Google Apps. No coding or separate tool kit purchase required. Simply pick, configure, and assign users to your cloud application and you are ready to go. Quick implementation means a better return on your investment and a faster time to value. Support for four different authentication models provides the broadest range of application coverage.

Eliminate password headaches — Enhance corporate security by reducing password-related risks of cloud access, while improving IT and end-user productivity by significantly reducing password reset requests.

Built-in strong authentication — Security is the biggest concern customers express about moving data and applications to the cloud. Cloud Single Sign On provides built-in two-factor authentication, based on the industry-leading McAfee One Time Password solution.

Regain control of the cloud access security lifecycle — McAfee Cloud Single Sign On allows IT to effectively manage cloud access with single sign-on, provisioning, and deprovisioning of cloud applications synchronized with Active Directory, strong authentication, and consolidated monitoring and reporting.

Hybrid deployment option — McAfee Cloud Single Sign On offers unique on-premises, cloud, or mixed deployment options, all for one low subscription price. The ability to pick and choose the deployment model that best meets your distinctive business needs provides maximum flexibility without compromising security or manageability.

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Features & Benefits

Improve usability and productivity from a single sign-on (SSO)

McAfee Cloud Single Sign On improves the user experience by eliminating the need to remember multiple user ID/password combinations, while enforcing corporate security requirements and reducing password reset requests.

Extend support for a wide variety of applications

Support for four different methods of integrating with your web applications, including industry standards like SAML, OpenID, and OAuth, enables SSO support for a wide variety of cloud and internal web applications.

Enhance security with two-factor authentication

Strengthen overall application access security and reduce the risk of data loss and fraud through policy-based authentication enforcement. McAfee Cloud Single Sign On includes a one-time password (OTP) module that provides everything you need to implement strong authentication for your sensitive web applications. The flexible and easy-to-use McAfee One Time Password Pledge app — available with both the on-premises or SaaS editions — delivers an OTP using any smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) or PC (Windows or Mac). Other OTP delivery options include SMS text message, email, instant message, and USB tokens, and support for Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) on Intel processors.

Improve productivity with automated provisioning

Enhance productivity and reduce downtime by automatically provisioning and deprovisioning cloud accounts synchronized with your enterprise directory. Business rules enable you to quickly and easily onboard new users and assign them to specific applications, based on individual identity attributes. Changes in user attributes are automatically synchronized across cloud application accounts. Cloud accounts are automatically disabled when employees are removed from the corporate directory, enhancing security by blocking former users’ access to sensitive data and facilitating regulatory compliance. Identify rogue or orphan accounts to verify that SaaS user accounts match with policy to ensure that only authorized accounts exist in the application.

Customer Stories

Beverly Hills Wealth Management (BHWM)

Not only can McAfee Cloud Single Sign On deliver a BHWM-branded experience to users, but the system can be tailored to meet the needs of both internal and external users — with both provisioning/deprovisioning and standards-based SSO capabilities.

  • Increased end-user convenience and productivity
  • Stronger security through elimination of multiple passwords and use of SAML for federated SSO
  • Flexibility to add new SaaS solutions quickly and easily as company grows
  • Integration with enterprise identity repositories for automatic provisioning and deprovisioning
  • Solution that leverages a cost-effective, hosted hybrid cloud environment

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Messmer Catholic Schools

McAfee Cloud Single Sign On serves as Messmer Catholic Schools’ SSO login page and portal, delivering seamless integration with Google Apps for Education.

  • Reduced IT load for maintaining accounts
  • Elimination of password-related calls
  • More efficient and convenient access to SaaS applications for staff and students

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Platinum Group

Secure Single Sign-On Enables Migration to the Cloud

  • High user acceptance of SaaS solution since users only have to enter credentials once
  • Stronger security through use of industry-standard SAML tokens
  • Integration with enterprise identity repositories for automatic provisioning and deprovisioning

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Senior Service America, Inc.

McAfee was able to set up a McAfee Cloud Single Sign On system in the test environment in less than an hour, allowing Senior Service America to implement SSO for their partner portal.

  • Improved end-user experience with convenience of SSO
  • Ability to easily add more SaaS solutions to the portal over time
  • Rapid deployment capabilities
  • 24/7 support from the industry’s leading global IT vendors
  • Provisioning and deprovisioning to reduce costs, improve IT efficiency

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System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements only. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

  Management Console Application Portal
Desktop browser
(On-Premise Edition)
Firefox 5, Internet Explorer 8 Chrome 16, Firefox 5,
Internet Explorer 7, Safari 5.1.2
Desktop browser
(SaaS Edition)
  IE 9 IE 10 Firefox Chrome
OS X 10.7     X X
Windows 8   X X X
Windows 7 X X X X
Windows Vista X   X X
Windows XP     X X
Mobile browser
(On-Premise Edition)
Not supported Android 2.0,
iOS devices & Safari browser
(On-Premise Edition)
Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2008 R2;
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and
Advanced Platform 5.0
32- or 64-bit
Not applicable
(On-Premise Edition)
Any Intel multi-core server processor,

Demos / Videos


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McAfee Application Data Monitor decodes an entire application session to Layer 7, providing a full analysis of everything from the underlying protocols and session integrity all the way up to the actual contents of the application.

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This demo video introduces ClickProtect, a feature of McAfee Email Protection that helps you eliminate the threats from embedded URLs within an email message.

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McAfee Cloud Single Sign On relieves the pain that end users have managing multiple passwords for cloud applications.

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Awards / Reviews

451 Research: Analyst Evaluation of McAfee Cloud Identity Manager
Analyst firm 451 Research takes a closer look at McAfee Cloud Single Sign On (formerly McAfee Cloud Identity Manager) and McAfee’s identity and access management strategy and concludes that “…the foundation being laid has a solid reach – from the device hardware to the cloud.”

SC Magazine: McAfee Cloud Identity Manager Product Review
SC Magazine gives McAfee Cloud Identity Manager 4.75 stars out of a possible 5 stars. "...we found the McAfee Cloud Identity Manager to be a good value for the money."

News / Events


Data Sheets

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ESG Lab Validation Report: McAfee Next Generation Firewall

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013

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Report Summary: The Security Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

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The Security Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

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Solution Briefs

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White Papers

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