Visual Guard Core Features

User Management

Powerful user account management features and user-friendly administration console for user provisioning and management.

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User Authentication

Ready-to-use authentication features and integration with existing systems

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Permissions and Roles

Define and Manage access rights in your applications

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Reporting and Auditing

Audit Access Control Rights - Track operations

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Why Use Visual Guard

Enhance your
Applications Security

Instantly add new Security features

  • Authenticate users with their Windows account
  • Implement Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Secure SaaS and multi-tenant applications
  • Delegate the daily administration to Managers or Clients
  • Reuse existing user accounts (Facebook, Google, etc.)

Centralize the security
of several applications

Replace several security systems, specific to each application, with a single solution

  • Get a global overview of users and access rights across your entire Application portfolio.
  • Automate controls and audit for all applications
  • Maintain a single security solution

Comply with Regulations and Corporate Standards

Security compliance made easy

  • SOX, HIPPA, ISO...
  • Keep track of all users and administrators operations: Who did what? When? Who allowed it?
  • Focus controls on a given user, operation, date or application

Do not reinvent the wheel

Why spend months or years of complex developments, when you can easily implement a ready-to-use solution, embedding a complete feature set?

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We keep up with security standards and technologies for you, and assist you down the road for designing, installing and configuring your system.

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20 years of Application Security Expertise

Visual Guard was initially developed in the 90's for a major banking institution. Since then, it has constantly evolved to comply with modern security requirements. It is now used by medium and large organizations, as well as many software vendors thoughout the world.

Visual Guard Versions

Visual Guard is a modular solution covering most application security requirements, from application-level security systems to Corporate Identity and Access Management Solutions.


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  • All you need to secure a .NET application

    Authentify user with their Windows credentials or give them a login/pwd account, grant them permissions and roles in your application.


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As low as 2,990 €

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  • Advanced features

    Support for several applications and a large userbase. Manage large volumes of users with user groups. Secure several applications. Comply with security regulations (SOX, HIPPA, ISO…). Delegate daily administration with a web console. Secure SaaS / multi-tenant applications.

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  • Enterprise-wide solution

    Support for complex configurations and all development technologies Secure any application, whatever their technology, architecture and locations. Federate user acounts located in various Identity stores.

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User and Identity Management Express Professional Enterprise

Each Enterprise licenses allows declaring a certain number of user accounts. Visual Guard can support millions of users, public-facing systems or multiple international corporate sites. You can choose to centralize all your security in a single Visual Guard instance, or a deploy distributed/regional security systems.

up to 1000 up to 1000 unlimited,
depends on license (*)

Authenticate users with their Windows Accounts and grant them permissions and roles defined within Visual Guard.

Authenticate users with login/password accounts defined within Visual Guard. Define a password policy for these accounts (see below).

for login/password accounts, users can create their account themselves. You can let Visual Guard grant them automatically default roles. You can also require an admin validation before they can access your system.

Define a hierarchy of user groups, for instance replicating the hierarchical structure of your organization. Place users in 1 or several groups. Grant roles à group level.

User Authentication Express Professional Enterprise

Form-based authentication (both for windows accounts and login/pwd accounts)

Visual Guard automatically authenticates users with the Account associated to the current Windows session. Users don't need to enter credentials to access your application(s).

For .NET desktop applications (WPF, Winforms): Visual Guard stores locally the user security data, and keeps managing authentication and permissions while offline.

For login/password accounts, you can customize the rules to define, renew, unlock and expire a password. For Windows accounts, the current Active Directory Password Policy will apply.

User can authenticate with their Windows credentials, although they do not connect from your corporate network. Eg public wifi, mobile Internet, etc.


Single Sign-On across websites hosted in completely independent networks or companies. Users log once, and jump from a website to another, without loging in again

Permissions and Roles management Express Professional Enterprise

Define fine-grain permissions for each application feature or data you wish to restrict access to. Group permissions by permission sets and roles.

Grant role(s) to Users
Grant role(s) to User Groups  
Audit, Compliance, Segregation of duties Express Professional Enterprise

Keep track of user logon, user operations, administrator operations...

Review events. Filter them with multiples criteria (per application, user, dates, device, type of event…)

Visual Guard Applications Express Professional Enterprise

Ready-to-use desktop application, used by administrators, developers and auditor to setup the environment, manage and audit application security (screenshots)

Ready-to-use web application, used by administrators to manage daily security and auditors to control security (screenshots)


Developer utility, used to deploy a security database from dev to test, then production environments.

Development technologies supported Express Professional Enterprise

Visual Guard exposes extended APIs that allows performing all security features by program. APIs are secured to restrict operations based on security permissions granted.

Native integration with Winform, WPF, ASP.NET, WCF, MVC, SharePoint Applications

Native integration with PowerBuilder Classic Applications


Integration with any development technology capable of calling the Web Services exposed by the Visual Guard Server for Authentication, Authorization and Audit purposes.

Architecture Express Professional Enterprise

Centralize the securty of all your applications. Get a global overview of all users and their access rights across the entire IT system. Comprehensive and uniform Control and Audit for your application portfolio.

1 unlimited unlimited

Secure any type of application

Desktop applications with all clients running in the same Network and/or Web application(s) with Server(s) running in the same Network.

Centralize security for applications running in any Network configuration. Support for multiple, independent networks, as well as independent, secured zones isolating database server, service layer and public facing UI (DMZ).


Integration with 1 or several Active Directory located in the same forest than the application.

Federation of multiple Active Directories, hosted ni various network/companies

Customization Express Professional Enterprise

Get the full source code of the Web Admin Console, and adapt it for your business needs. Implement your business logic and corporate presentation standards, and call the Visual Guard API to perform any administration features. Our support team will guide you every step of the way.


Support for any type of user accounts/Identity(ies)/authentication process by developing custom modules within Visual Guard.Our support team will guide you every step of the way.


Implement custom security rules for application security. For example, enforce segragation of duties by defining which roles or user group should be mutually exclusive (can't be granted to the same user). Our support team will guide you every step of the way.


.NET Security Framework

Visual Guard exposes an extended API.
You can integrate all Visual Guard features in your applications

User Management

  • Username/Pwd accounts
    Create / Read / Update / Delete user accounts. Grant/revoke Roles to Users
  • Windows accounts
    Declare Windows accounts or Groups in VG, Grant/revoke Roles
  • Groups

Role & Permissions

  • User authentication
    Identity verification, SSO, login form…
  • Password management
    Change by user, reset, lost password…
  • Loading and applying user permissions

Security Enforcement

  • Windows applications
    Winform, WPF, ...
  • Web Applications
    ASP.NET, Webforms, MVC4...
  • Web Services


  • Writing a log entry in a repository log

Consulting - Assistance - Support

Novalys can help you put your application security in place. Our team offers the following services.

Functional and technical specifications

Analysis of existing applications, Interviewing users on security management rules, Definition and attribution of permissions and user roles, Definition and repartition of administration privileges, Proposition of global or local organization of application security.


Integration of Visual Guard in your applications, Securing complex objects (Web services, classes…), Development of specific components or adaptation of Visual Guard components to respond to complex functional or technical specifications.


Installation and configuration of VG with ADFS, Installation and configuration of Web SSO with Visual Guard, Creation of a deployment procedure for security in production.


Benefit from a consistent and seamless experience from implementation to production thanks to Visual Guard Professional Support Team.

Pre-sales and post-sales can be two very different things... I had a very uniform experience thanks to Anne

New Century Health Director of Systems Development

The support provided by Novalys has been excellent and very quick

Head of Securty of an international insurance company

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