Azure Active Directory (AD) provides a single sign-on, that uses multi-factor authentication, to allow your employees to access cloud apps and web apps that are run on-premises. Your company can manage access-control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts. By extending to the cloud and working with almost any device, Azure AD provides secure remote access and protects sensitive data and applications while reducing costs and enhancing security. 

Benefits

Single sign-on to cloud & on-prem

  • Use the same username name and password for all apps
  • Integrates with Office 365
  • Also integrates with  SaaS apps (e.g. Salesforce, Citrix, Google Apps etc.)

Extend AD to the cloud 

  • Integrate on-prem system with Azure AD
  • Easy to set up 
  • Maintain consistent set of users, groups, passwords, and devices on both environments 

Works with variety of devices 

  • iOS
  • Mac OS X
  • Android
  • Windows

Protect Sensitive data & apps 

  • Enhanced app access security with unique identity protection
  • View suspicious sing-in activities and potential weak points 
  • Security reports, notifications, remediation recommendations and risk-based policies 
  • Protects against current and future threats 

Secure Remote Access

  • Access on-prem web apps from anywhere
  • Protected by multi-factor authentication 
  • Group-based access management 
  • access SaaS and on-premises web apps from the same portal

Challenges

Passwords

  • Employees now have to sign on to so many devices and apps that it becomes hard to manage multiple passwords. 

Authorization and Processes

  • Extending a multitude of processes outside of the trust boundary of the corporate network
  • Provisioning and deprovisioning, authentication and authorization in and out of “the cloud”

Identity Management and The Cloud

  • Cloud Apps can be made available instantly
  • Cost effective, efficient, and most importantly, sustainable

 Authorization 

  • Controlling who has access to what is critical to protecting the interests of the business