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The Virtual Identity Server (VIS) extends Office 365 with powerful multi-forest, multi-platform, two-factor authentication and Denial of Service prevention/detection capabilities. There are many barriers to Office 365 adoption, particularly for organizations working in multi-forest Active Directory environments. VIS makes Active Directory integration for Office 365 easy, providing rapid cloud deployment and  slashing implementation times from multiple months to days.  

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Microsoft’s Office 365 allows you access to cloud-based email, web conferencing, file sharing and Office applications for a flat monthly cost, eliminating the need for on-premise servers to provide this functionality. For many enterprises, the move to the cloud is a slow and difficult process taking months to complete. VIS for Office 365’s federation components Whether you have multiple Active Directory (AD) Forests or use a directory such as Novell’s e-Directory, VIS for Office 365 can quickly and easily take your users to the cloud wherever they reside. VIS for Office 365 is a complete end-to-end solution for synching users/groups, filtering or translating data as it is synched (and during authentication), and implementing complete audit logging and denial of service (DoS) capabilities. VIS for Office 365’s federation components provide out of the box two-factor, claims-based authentication to Office 365. They also provide customers who otherwise couldn’t go to the cloud (e.g. eDirectory or multi-forest users) a fast and easy path for doing so, with point and click wizard interfaces.

Features

Optimal IdM’s Virtual Identity Server (VIS) provides seamless claims-based authentication for Office 365. Designed for today’s enterprise operations, there’s no better tool for extending Office 365 with powerful multi-forest, multi-platform, two-factor authentication and Denial of Service prevention/detection capabilities.

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Benefits of Office 365 Active Directory Integration

Meet Audit and Compliance Initiatives

By creating a claims-based Windows identity, Virtual Identity Server for Office 365 can help you answer questions such as:

– Who has logged in and when?

– What changes were made to data and when?

– Who was added to the Administrators group today?

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Rapidly and easily deploy applications to users existing in multiple Active Directory forests or directories.

– The VIS Schema Manager™ eliminates the need to extend the Active Directory schema for third party LDAP applications.

– VIS allows you to rapidly deploy applications to users existing in multiple Active Directory Forests without any forest trusts.

– VIS simplifies your identity management deployment by accessing data at its source directly.

– VIS provides multiple views of data, allowing for easy discreet application views of enterprise data.

Reduced IT Costs

Virtual Identity Server increases the value of your existing Microsoft environment. When used in a multi-forest Office 365 environment, VIS:

– Leverages the existing investment in Microsoft technology, extending it with increased functionality.

– Is developed in .NET technology and is designed to seamless integrate with your Microsoft environment.

– Is a platform that continues to grow with an organization’s needs.

– Has proven solutions for Microsoft applications such as SharePoint and MIIS/ILM.

Virtual Identity Server for Office 365

  VIS for Office 365 also supports customers with either non-routable domains for a User Principal Name such as JoeUser@Optimal.local or multiple UPN suffixes. VIS for Office 365 handles this on-the-fly by translating on the out-bound synch and as the user authenticates to Office 365, with no data changes required in Active Directory. Get to the cloud faster, with additional features and functionality with VIS’ Office 365 federation services.

Data Translation With VIS for Office 365

 

Your cloud UPN and on-premise can be different.

  Non-Routable domains in UPN’s VIS for Office 365 also supports customers with either non-routable domains for a User Principal Name such as JoeUser@Optimal.local or multiple UPN suffixes. VIS for Office 365 handles this on-the-fly by translating on the out-bound synch and as the user authenticates to Office 365, with no data changes required in Active Directory.

Identity Anywhere

VIS for Office 365 can synchronize and authenticate users wherever they reside, such as the following:

  • eDirectory
  • Sun
  • ADAM
  • AD LDS
  • Open LDAP
  • And even databases.
  • Multi-Platform Support (beyond AD) – Office 365 alone requires that all users be in Active Directory.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication enables strong authentication to Office 365 applications, using common two-factor authentication methods such as: client certificates, SMS/Phone, SecurID, or other methods with the built-in extensible framework.

Detects & Prevents A Denial of Service (Dos) Attack

Additionally, alerts/emails can be triggered to notify administrators that there has been an incident.

Filtering

With Office 365 alone, all users and groups are synchronized to the cloud. Built-in Cloud Firewall allows administrators to filter out and decide what data is synchronized to the cloud.

Compliance, Reporting & Awards

Detailed Auditing as Users Authenticate to the Cloud. VIS for Office 365 automatically logs who authenticated, when and with what claims to a SQL database. Administrators can use the out-of-the-box reports or use their favorite reporting tool.

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Resources

Data Sheet: Virtual Identity Server for Office 365

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does VIS support Kerberos and/or NTLM/Negotiate authentications?

Yes, VIS supports Kerberos, NTLM and Negotiate as authentication options on both the listing side as well as the back-end connection sides.

Can I get a demo/evaluation version of VIS?

Yes. Please fill out a demo form with your contact information.

What data stores can the Virtual Identity Server connect to?

The Virtual Identity Server supports a number of data stores directly with out of the box adapters. Additionally, a customer or integrator can create adapters utilizing our built-in extensibility. [wpex more= “Read more” less= “Read less”]

Is your product FIPS compliant?

Yes. Our software is running in both non-secure and secure government networks.

Does VIS support caching?

Yes. There are multiple caching options with VIS. Caching can be configured on an object class by object class basis, with a time to live and cache size as well. Most organizations in most situations, however, do not need to use caching.

Do you SharePoint integration?

We support WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013.

Do you support server virtualization like HyperV or VMWARE?

Yes.

Does VIS come as a 64-bit application?

Yes. VIS is now only offered in a 64-bit version of the product.

Is VIS supported on Windows 2012?

Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Is VIS supported on Windows 2008?

Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Is VIS supported on Windows 2003?

Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2003.

What additional software requirements does VIS have?

VIS was written in Microsoft’s .NET programming language and utilizes the .NET 4.5 Framework.

What encryption algorithms does your product support?

VIS can encrypt this information with any of the following algorithms Triple-DES (3DES), AES, RIJNDAEL and BLOWFISH

Does your product store any un-encrypted user id information or passwords?

Individual entries, such as bind accounts and passwords or even the entire XML file can be optionally encrypted using the GUI.

Is there a GUI to maintain the XML file?

Yes. There is a Windows GUI that provides an easy interface to edit the XML file. You can also edit the XML file manually if you prefer.

Can this XML file be shared across multiple VIS servers?

Yes. Multiple VIS server instances can all share the same XML file.

How does VIS store configuration information?

The product configuration is stored in one XML file, making the product extremely easy to configure and migrate.

What TCP/IP port does VIS run/listen on?

VIS can be configured to run on any port you choose provided another application is not using that port. You can choose the standard LDAP port of 389 or 636 (SSL).

Can VIS be load balanced?

Yes. VIS can be placed behind a load balancer (either software or hardware), allowing for a fail-over and load balancing configuration for the applications that connect to VIS. In addition, the connections that VIS makes to connected directories can be load balanced as well.

What types of listeners does VIS support?

VIS can listen via LDAP v3, REST Web Service, PowerShell out of the box, but can be extended to listen via any protocol/method desired using the API’s.  With 3rd party ODBC/ADO.NET Drivers, SQL calls can also be made.

How long does it take to install and configure VIS?

VIS installs in minutes, using a standard MSI/setup.exe. After installing the binary files, a wizard guides you through the configuration of the product. While the Virtual Identity Server has the most comprehensive features of any virtual directory product on the market, a key differentiator is how easy the product is to install and configure. [/wpex]


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