RETAIL

The balance of convenience and security and convenience is a constant battle in retail applications. By pairing self-service user tools with granular security policies, Cloudentity reduces the security burden for low value transactions such as browsing items while applying an appropriate level of security for high value transactions such as payment or shipping.

RETAIL

The balance of convenience and security and convenience is a constant battle in retail applications. By pairing self-service user tools with granular security policies, Cloudentity reduces the security burden for low value transactions such as browsing items while applying an appropriate level of security for high value transactions such as payment or shipping.

GRANULAR
SECURITY

POLICIES

Not all APIs and services are created equally. Some transactions require basic user information but may not require a high level of validation that the user is who they say they are. Some services may be allowed anonymous access but return different information if user information is presented.

Cloudentity’s security policies can be designed with this balance of convenience (get out of the customer’s way and let them shop) and security (privacy legislation and financial transaction security). In a retail application this can be applied like this:

A retail organization has three services: a service that allows you to browse products, a payment service and a customer history service. From an affordance or convenience standpoint, we need to know you are a valid user to access your history, but we don’t have the same need for authorization as when you are offering a credit card.

In this case we create a policy specifically for the payment service which first checks for a valid user but then looks up when that user last performed a second factor authorization – if outside the bounds, an error is returned from the MicroPerimeter™ Security enforcement point and the user is forced to reauthorize with their selected MFA.

GRANULAR
SECURITY

POLICIES

Not all APIs and services are created equally. Some transactions require basic user information but may not require a high level of validation that the user is who they say they are. Some services may be allowed anonymous access but return different information if user information is presented.

Cloudentity’s security policies can be designed with this balance of convenience (get out of the customer’s way and let them shop) and security (privacy legislation and financial transaction security). In a retail application this can be applied like this:

A retail organization has three services: a service that allows you to browse products, a payment service and a customer history service. From an affordance or convenience standpoint, we need to know you are a valid user to access your history, but we don’t have the same need for authorization as when you are offering a credit card.

In this case we create a policy specifically for the payment service which first checks for a valid user but then looks up when that user last performed a second factor authorization – if outside the bounds, an error is returned from the MicroPerimeter™ Security enforcement point and the user is forced to reauthorize with their selected MFA.

VISIBILITY

PROTECTION

ENFORCEMENT

USER
SELF SERVICE

The balance of convenience and security is different for different people. Cloudentity’s Identity services can enable users to manage their level of security which, in turn, allows your company to offer a higher level of security to those who don’t mind a little inconvenience while setting a minimum level of security for your business needs.

The UI is a lightweight front-end web application that can be customized to fit your business requirements, while providing the ability to allow users to set MFA, view login history, and other personalized settings.


SCALABILITY

Retail is feast or famine, and if you have a Black Friday sale or a news event that drives 100,000 customers to your platform, you need that platform to perform. Security traditionally gets in the way of scalability and companies are forced to choose between security and performance.

MicroPerimeter™ Security is able to handle literally hundreds of thousands of transactions with less than a millisecond latency; with unique architecture that is embedded with your scaling, there is never a problem with security becoming the choke-point.


SCALABILITY

Retail is feast or famine, and if you have a Black Friday sale or a news event that drives 100,000 customers to your platform, you need that platform to perform. Security traditionally gets in the way of scalability and companies are forced to choose between security and performance.

MicroPerimeter™ Security is able to handle literally hundreds of thousands of transactions with less than a millisecond latency; with unique architecture that is embedded with your scaling, there is never a problem with security becoming the choke-point.

INSTALL
MicroPerimeter™ API SECURITY