Vera Sparre is a passionate B2B2C marketer with an extensive background in enabling decision makers in High Tech, Mobile and SaaS. Vera has a comprehensive history of empowering businesses through holistic, omni-channel campaigns, and has worked in a number of high level marketing positions at corporations including Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Adobe and multiple SaaS Startups. As the Sr. Director of Demand Generation at Onelogin, Vera focuses on effectively delivering information to targeted audiences, and enabling them to make buying decisions with confidence.
Integrating Active Directory and the cloud is a necessary “evil” brought on by the need for using cloud apps and having a flexible workforce (e.g. work-from-anywhere, bring-your-own-device, etc.), while maintaining security and integrity—and don’t forget the now, or real-time, part.
Your customers are demanding it. You WILL lose business (and the most lucrative business) if you don't support SSO. For many companies, SSO (Single Sign-On) and MFA (Multifactor Authentication) have gone from being 'nice extras' to 'must-haves.' If you haven't already lost business because your application doesn't support these features, chances are good that you soon will.
Are you sure the “real-time” sync that your IAM platform boasts is truly real-time? Here’s just one story we’ve heard.
Much has changed since traditional IM was introduced, with businesses on-boarding more cloud than on-premise apps, and more work getting done on phones than desktops. This requires a new breed of Identity Management where applications can be added in minutes instead of weeks, while keeping business data secure.
Following yesterday's blog about our Cafésoft acquisition, we would like to share a Gartner Report on Modern Federation Trends and Their Influence on Identity and Access Architecture. This report stipulates that 'Many identity teams will need to embrace bimodal IT for their next federation project,' supporting our decision to present our customers with a smooth migration path to the cloud.
Today's colleges and universities face steep challenges in trying to manage and control access and security in an environment that has to onboard/off-board roughly 50% of its user population every single year. And unlike commercial businesses where employees have – at least theoretically – some personal investment in maintaining the integrity of company data, student populations are notoriously cavalier in this regard. They may cover their cars in school decals and bumper stickers, but few give even a passing thought to the security of their schools’ data systems.
Remember when you had to walk 5 miles in the snow to deposit your Christmas cash? Okay, maybe not. But there is certainly no denying the benefits of online banking. For customers it’s easy and convenient. For banks it’s cost effective. Unfortunately, online hacking can quickly turn win-win into lose-lose.
It’s no surprise that Google has gained significant traction in higher education. With a productivity suite that is robust enough to meet the needs of student populations, extended collaboration capabilities, an attractive price point, lower overhead, and built-in security features like data encryption, secure mail transfer, and archived search, what’s not to love?
Owning the responsibility for developing and maintaining an organization’s internally developed or highly configured Identity Management platform would be right at the top of my nightmare scenario list.
Identity Management – ensuring that designated users have the appropriate access to appropriate technology resources – has been around, in some shape or form, since the dawn of digital systems, driven almost solely by enterprises limiting access to a strictly controlled universe of users.