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Virtual Identity Server (VIS) for SharePoint extends SharePoint’s functionality to create a more secure, manageable environment and enhance the authentication and authorization of SharePoint.
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The Virtual Identity Server extends SharePoint’s functionality to create a more secure, manageable environment. Key features include:
SharePoint is the industry-leading business intelligence portal. It enables organizations to organize, share and collaborate information within a web portal environment. If deployed without the appropriate measures, administration of multi-forest SharePoint environments can quickly become a challenge. This leads to a mismanaged deployment with increased cost, complexity and security risks.
VIS for SharePoint enables organizations to effectively deploy and maintain SharePoint in a secure, manageable fashion, saving them time and greatly reducing the total cost of administration.
Virtual Identity Server for SharePoint (VIS for SharePoint) provides intelligent claims-based authentication and federation in SharePoint. Use it as part of a secure, manageable multi-forest SharePoint solution.
More secure and effective multi-forest SharePoint environments mean an easier path to regulatory compliance. With VIS, you can:
– Achieve audit and compliance requirements quickly and easily
– Reduce security risks with automated processes that ensure permissions are correct and the least amount of access is granted.
– Leverage and extend the existing investment in the Microsoft platform.
By providing claims-based authentication for SharePoint, Virtual Identity Server increases the value of your existing Microsoft environment.
– VIS leverages the existing investment in Microsoft technology, extending it with increased functionality.
– VIS is developed in .NET technology and is designed to seamless integrate with your Microsoft environment.
– It is a platform that continues to grow with an organization’s needs.
– VIS has proven solutions for Microsoft applications such as SharePoint and MIIS/ILM.
VIS allows organizations to 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.
VIS for SharePoint is built on Optimal IdM’s flagship Virtual Identity Server platform. The Virtual Identity Server has been designed exclusively in .NET to leverage your existing investment in Microsoft infrastructure, while extending the capabilities of Active Directory and SharePoint.
The Virtual Identity Server (VIS) allows organizations to rapidly and easily to deploy SharePoint across multiple forests without the need for forest trusts with full Office integration. Many companies have multiple internal Active Directory forests that do not have any forest trust relationships. There are many valid reasons for separating and isolating these forests. However, this often conflicts with the business need to share and collaborate data across these forests. The Virtual Identity Server makes this once difficult task, easy to achieve. VIS bridges the gap of these siloed directories. This provides a single enterprise view of these isolated directories, while maintaining the security and control of the existing Active Directory infrastructure. Questions? Contact Optimal IdM, to see how we separate ourselves from other SharePoint authentication providers.
VIS for SharePoint includes an advanced cross-forest Windows authentication module. This module leverages a user’s existing Active Directory credentials, providing a seamless multi-forest Single Sign-On solution without requiring forest trusts. User’s who are logged into an Active Directory domain are automatically authenticated to SharePoint when accessing the site. Users who have not authenticated to an Active Directory domain are prompted for a user id and password. This enables organizations to quickly and easily deploy one instance of SharePoint to external and internal users without creating a forest trust or requiring internal users to re-authenticate and full Office integration. For information on advanced claims search for SharePoint contact the Optimal IdM team today.
The Virtual Identity Server can help your organization meet audit and compliance initiatives such as those required by Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Basel II, European Union Privacy Directive, Capital Accord HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Using the built-in web reporting , you can easily report on who logged in and when, and what changes they made. Reports can even be auto-scheduled for email distribution in a wide variety of formats (PDF, XLS, HTML).
SharePoint is a powerful collaboration tool, but there are many challenges with deploying and maintaining SharePoint. Highlighted below are just a few of the common challenges that VIS for SharePoint solves quickly and easily.
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Yes, VIS supports Kerberos, NTLM and Negotiate as authentication options on both the listing side as well as the back-end connection sides.
Yes. Please fill out a demo form with your contact information.
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”]
Yes. Our software is running in both non-secure and secure government networks.
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.
We support WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013.
Yes. VIS is now only offered in a 64-bit version of the product.
Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Yes. The Virtual Identity Server is certified on both Windows Server 2003.
VIS was written in Microsoft’s .NET programming language and utilizes the .NET 4.5 Framework.
VIS can encrypt this information with any of the following algorithms Triple-DES (3DES), AES, RIJNDAEL and BLOWFISH
Individual entries, such as bind accounts and passwords or even the entire XML file can be optionally encrypted using the GUI.
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.
Yes. Multiple VIS server instances can all share the same XML file.
The product configuration is stored in one XML file, making the product extremely easy to configure and migrate.
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).
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.
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.
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]