Why Modern Identity and Security Matter?
Software-as-a-service applications have become the norm, even in large enterprises. Lines of business (LOBs) subscribe to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications â partly even against the will of the CIO â to get new systems of engagement in a best-of-breed sourcing style. CIOs have either extended the reach of existing integration technology into the cloud or acquired new cloud-based integration (CBI) to merge the cloud with applications, data, and processes on-premises. Identity and security issues are top of mind in organizations today and having a strategy is vital.
The Forrester Waveâ¢: Hybrid2 Integration, Q1 2014
A Modern Identity and Security Strategy can provide value to you organization
|Employee Enablement||Consistent experience for single sign-on
Personalized access and self-service capabilities, including password reset
|Operational Efficiency and Cost Savings||Mobile App and Device lifecycle management
Centralized access administration for pre-integrated SaaS and other Cloud-based applications
|Business Agility||One identity repository, one federation, and one provisioning model for your applications in the cloud and on premises|
|Risk Mitigation||Lifecycle management and reporting of identities and access to cloud-based applications
Device data wipe and removal
Empowering people-centric IT: management, access, protection
The new cloud era is driving the need for employees to access their data and resources from many different places and devices. Enable your users to access applications across many disparate systems and devices in a secure and integrated manner.
Today, Enterprises rely on Active Directory for Corporate identity management, security, and user authentication. At Microsoft, our vision is to provide a single, consistent platform for your infrastructure, applications and data that can span your data centers on-premises, hosting service providers and the Microsoft public cloud. Microsoft is more than ever uniquely positioned to support your organizationâs identity and security in this new cloud era with Windows Azure Active Directory
Microsoftâs Modern Identity and Security Solutions help you:
- Enable users by allowing them to work on the devices of their choice and provide consistent access to corporate resources in any location
- Unify your environment by delivering a unified and secure application and device management on-premises and in the cloud
- Protect corporate information and manage risk without disrupting productivity and efficiency of your employees, maintaining only a single identity federation