SharePoint is a Microsoft-based web application platform that businesses use to simplify infrastructure by managing multiple applications data from a single location. This can streamline your processes and improve workflow. How does it work for government agencies, though?
What Are the Challenges of SharePoint for Government?
SharePoint can work quite well for government agencies, but not so much on its own. You need to deploy SharePoint across multiple active directory forests, and this can be extremely difficult and time-consuming for entities that need to share information with other government agencies. The solution is VIS for SharePoint.
How Does VIS for SharePoint Help Government Agencies?
VIS for SharePoint is a way to easily allow claims-based authentication and federation in SharePoint. With VIS, or virtual identity server, from Optimal IdM, government agencies can effectively deploy SharePoint so users can easily access the information they need when they need it without compromising the system. Through simple use of common access card (CAC) authentication, VIS for SharePoint can authenticate to SharePoint right away.
What Are Some of the Other Benefits of VIS for SharePoint?
VIS for SharePoint offers a number of benefits the government agencies will appreciate, including:
- Extensible single sign-on
- Easy multiple forest solutions
- Single point of administration
- SharePoint governance
- Compliance, auditing and reporting
- Dynamic role-based access control
When working with government agencies, security is critically important, which is another reason why VIS SharePoint can be so valuable. Since VIS for SharePoint can access users from any data store, there is no need for a domain controller or even administrative privileges on a domain controller. This means the system is more secure as well as less expensive to manage. If necessary, VIS for SharePoint can call out to other systems for more detailed security information.
How Can I Find Out More About VIS for SharePoint?
To learn in more detail how VIS SharePoint for Government is an essential part of the identity management infrastructure, you can read the Optimal IdM white paper on VIS SharePoint for Government right now.