04.9.2017 - Using the Virtual Identity Server (VIS) To Migrate From One LDAP Platform To Another Platform

Over time it is quite common that companies wish to migrate from one platform to another platform. This can be a relatively easy change, or can be quite complicated depending upon the platform being changed. With regards to moving from one LDAP directory to another, this is often a very complex and involved migration. In fact, for many organizations it may not even seem feasible given some of the constraints. Given the rise in popularity of Microsoft’s Active Directory over the years, many customers are examining ways to move from one LDAP platform (e.g. Sun, OpenLDAP, eDirectory) to the Microsoft Active Directory platform. Additionally, with the acquisition of Sun by Oracle and Oracle’s subsequent price increase, many customers are looking for ways to migrate off of the Sun platform ...

04.9.2017 - Understanding Costs Differences Between IDaaS and On-Premise Deployments

Usage of the cloud has become more and more prevalent, even for areas that were classically on premise deployments. For example, the cloud Identity as a Service (IDaaS) market has grown substantially over the last few years. A major reason for the cloud adoption is that organizations have started to understand the true costs of maintaining an on premise identity deployment. Historically organizations didn’t realize the true cost of maintaining the solution until after it was purchased and deployed. Once deployed, employees needed to be trained and become “experts” to be able to fully support and maintain the environment and unfortunately many identity management deployments are complicated. Over time organizations have started to realize that by leveraging cloud solutions they can effectively outsource these deployments to organizations that specialize in certain areas. To continue reading, download “Understanding Costs Differences Between IDaaS and On-Premise Deployments” today. ...

04.9.2017 - The OptimalCloud for Cloud Based Application Vendors

The OptimalCloud for Cloud Based Application VendorsMore and more IAM vendors are taking what they classically sold as an on premise solution and delivering their applications via the cloud. While this makes a lot of sense both for the vendors as well as their customers, it does introduce a problem with authenticating users. With the on premise solutions, they likely used Windows integrated authentication for web applications to seamlessly log the customer’s users into their web application, or they simply authenticated using the customers on premise Active Directory. To learn more, download “The OptimalCloud for Cloud Based Application Vendors” whitepaper today. ...

03.29.2017 - A Password-Free World: Past, Present or Possible Future?

Struggling to remember the password for an email address or the answer to that odd security question to sign into a bank account online can often make us feel nostalgic for the days before our lives were filled with PC passwords and unique swipe patterns on smartphones. The password-free world is a nice fantasy, but we have to break it to you, our world has had passwords for centuries, if not longer. Wearing the right colors identified your tribe, signet rings identified that you were part of a specific state or region, and many religions have had their own shibboleths to identify believers. All of these efforts were designed to let the right people in and keep others out. However, it might be a reality of tomorrow thanks to things like private cloud federation solutions and federated single sign-on (SSO) tools. ...

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.