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Santa Monica College logoSanta Monica College (SMC) recently deployed PortalGuard within its environment as a solution to provide both security and usability. PortalGuard is available to California community colleges at a 75-percent discount through CollegeBuys, a program of the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

SMC wanted a software solution that could integrate single sign-on to Canvas, Oracle and other web-based applications for the entirety of its user base — upwards of 30,000 users. PortalGuard was also able to add web-based two-factor authentication and self-service password reset functionality.

The PortalGuard front-end customization features enabled the software to match the look and feel of SMC’s current website, effectively improving adoption and usability for SMC end-users. When classes began at SMC this fall, students, staff and faculty had single sign-on access to all their online applications through a convenient, secure and easy-to-access system.

If you have any questions about PortalGuard or other technology agreements through the Foundation’s CollegeBuys program, please contact Jorge Burwick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jorge Burwick is a CollegeBuys Senior Specialist for
the Foundation for California Community Colleges