The rise of the cloud and the decline of Active Directory have changed the identity management and authentication game. And with more mobile devices coming into the enterprise -- where employees can access corporate data anywhere, anytime -- security administrators have their work cut out for them.
Cloud-based identity management and authentication services can provide a simple and secure strategy that also preserves scalability. Get tips for implementing cloud identity management and some popular tools to shore up your security in this Essential Guide.
1Pros and cons-
Why choose cloud identity management?
Cloud-based identity management and authentication services help you alleviate some of the nitty-gritty ID management tasks. Plus, Active Directory just doesn't do the trick anymore. You need more advanced services to take control of employees' access to corporate information. Cloud-based tools allow you to have high availability of authentication methods, but some IT pros have concerns about the security of personal ID information in the cloud.
An identity and access management strategy has become more essential for enterprises now that data resides in the cloud and on mobile devices. Continue Reading
Popularity of BYOD and cloud in the enterprise has made it clear that Active Directory just isn't enough to handle secure identity management anymore. Continue Reading
2Tips and tools-
Implementing cloud ID management
If it turns out that cloud-based identity management is right for your organization, there are plenty of methods and tools out there to help you put it into action. Learn about different vendor options and ways to provide access control and identity checks through the cloud.
Since Active Directory alone is no longer suitable for identity management, take a look at some cloud-based authentication tools out there. Examples include Amazon IAM and Google Account. Continue Reading
Concerns over cloud security keep some admins from using cloud identity management. Find out how to pick the right vendor to alleviate those concerns. Continue Reading
With the increasing success of cloud apps in the enterprise, centralized records of personal online profiles -- similar to roaming profiles -- could make it easier to secure mobile employees. Continue Reading