Kenilworth launches the IDex identity indexing, providing a simpler and more scalable mechanism than authentication for identifying users. The popular Safeguarding feature is refined, and Google sign-in is added to user login pages.
Individual user identification is mandatory to comply with responsibilities for the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable users. IDex has been built with these needs in mind – it enables reliable user identification regardless of the domain controller infrastructure.
IDex is ready to go from installation, it is not reliant on a connection to domain controllers, the system ‘learns’ as users log in. This fast deployment and no-delay user access makes it ideal for all sizes of deployment and easy to scale. IDex is designed to meet the growing need for individual user identification over traditional, less flexible authentication systems, particularly for safeguarding requirements.
The IDex Directory is the heart of the IDex solution. This database runs on the Smoothwall appliance, and is the repository for user identity information provided by compatible IDex methods.
IDex Directory records the username, groups, IP address and logged-in timestamp for a user, and integrates with Smoothwall services that require identity information, such as Guardian and the Firewall. It replicates data across nodes so all servers have access to current IDex data and can apply actions before a client first connects.
The IDex Client is an application which runs on a workstation as a service, forwarding the logged in user’s username, groups and web traffic to the Smoothwall. IDex Client interrogates the workstation first hand as to who is logged into the device at any given time, and so is not reliant on a connection to domain controllers to identify users. It can be easily deployed and configured via Active Directory Group Policy, and is transparent to the end user.
IDex Agent is an application which runs on Windows Active Directory domain controllers. It monitors the Windows event audit log on the domain controller, and notifies IDex Directory of the logged in user’s username and IP address in real time. Group information is replicated on a daily basis, with an option to manually trigger replication. IDex Agent can be deployed using Active Directory Group Policy.
We’ve added some of the most regularly requested customer functionality to the Safeguarding feature including filtering safeguarding reports by group. This feature provides the ability to look at a specific user group’s breaches on the administrative UI or portal. Save time by viewing only the year group or class a safeguarding lead is assigned to.