Microsoft, a long-trusted identity security vendor, is elevating its identity security offerings in Azure. As many organizations shift from on-premises data centers to the cloud, a full-scale transition can be challenging. Many opt for a hybrid infrastructure, making it hard to replace existing, functional technologies with cloud alternatives.
Cybersecurity threats have steadily increased over the years, consistently highlighting human vulnerability as the weakest link. This susceptibility to malware, credential sharing via phishing, including data breaches, ransomware, penalties, and operational disruptions. This has led to the emergence of concepts like 'identity is the new perimeter' and the 'identity-first approach,' emphasizing the pivotal role of identity security in modern cybersecurity defenses. Compliance with regulations and standards further underscores the necessity of robust identity security controls to avoid sanctions.
As organizations move towards a 'cloud-first' strategy, transitioning from on-premises applications to cloud-based alternatives, the complexity of a hybrid IT environment arises. Implementing new identity security features requires support for both cloud and on-premises applications and infrastructures. It is crucial for these features to seamlessly coexist in a hybrid IT environment to avoid duplication of efforts and leverage existing investments. The challenge lies in integrating new features with the existing ones to streamline identity security.
Microsoft's identity management has an impressive history, from the Metadirectory Server (MMS) in the 1990s to today's Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). While it excels at managing employee processes and Active Directory, it has even more to offer. With enhanced features, it can efficiently handle various user types, provide role-based access, identity governance, and self-service capabilities. MIM will elevate your identity management system to the next level.
Addressing identity management and governance challenges in a hybrid IT environment without entirely replacing the existing technology stack has historically been a tough proposition. Fortunately, Smart Identity on Azure™ now bridges this gap. Developed by ID North and designed to embrace hybrid IT environments, Smart Identity on Azure™ safeguards and maximizes organizations' investments in Microsoft's on-premises identity management technology while supporting their transition to cloud-based identity security.
Smart Identity on Azure™ harnesses the power of Microsoft's robust cloud technologies and seamlessly integrates with your existing systems, including Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). It enhances identity data synchronization and efficiency while preserving valuable processes.
Smart Identity on Azure™ is your solution for cloud-based identity management and security. Built on Microsoft Azure's reliable cloud services, we offer modern identity security and streamline user identity management. Optimize your previous investments and gain better control over your user identities, especially if you are already using Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM).Download as pdf
Read the monthly report from Gartner “Identity-First Security Maximizes Cybersecurity Effectiveness” and see why Identity-first security is recognized as the foundational element of an organization’s cyber security strategy.