Infographic use SURFconext 2017(Publicatie)SURFconext continued to grow strongly in 2017. The total number of logins via the service was over 90 million, an increase of 32%. The number of unique users increased by 15% in 2017. In 2017,260 new services were connected to SURFconext. The use of Strong Authentication also increased sharply. See all the facts in this infographic.
Strong growth of affiliated services
With 730 connected services, SURFconext grew strongly last year. There were a number of reasons why 260 new services joined. A large number of senior secondary vocational education (MBO) institution started using SURFconext, there was a sharp increase in connected electronic learning environments and international services were linked by means of eduGAIN. For these reasons, the number of Service Providers connected in 2017 increased by more than 56% compared to 2016.
Many institutions rely on SURFconext to enable their users to securely log in to cloud services. Using SURFconext Strong Authentication, this can be done even more securely. In 2017, it also became possible to link services that are not connected to SURFconext to Strong Authentication. The second factor is used to complement an existing service within the institution that is not linked to SURFconext. As a result, usage increased explosively from over 1000 logins per quarter via Strong Authentication early 2016 to over 165,000 in the second quarter of 2017.
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