Powering Unified Access Management with OneLogin Access

March 13th, 2018   |     |  product & technology

Modern IT managers face an overwhelming challenge. They are under constant pressure to mitigate ever-evolving cyber threats, while also trying to minimize user friction for employees and provide them with access to mission critical applications required for their roles.

Striking the right balance between security strength and usability is becoming more complicated each year. And an evolving application mix spanning both cloud and on-premises environments makes this balance even more complicated.

The Current Landscape

Historically, access for on-prem applications such as ERP from SAP or e-Business Suite from Oracle have been managed separately from SaaS applications using tools like Computer Associates SiteMinder, Oracle Access Manager, or IBM Tivoli Access Manager.

Despite the fact that many organizations are adopting cloud resources to improve business agility, these legacy environments are still managed separately from modern cloud applications. Making matters worse, these web access management solutions are outdated, expensive to maintain, and difficult to configure.

Inefficiency and Costs

Provisioning access to new users, deprovisioning access for former employees, deploying new applications, ensuring access security, enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and so on all contribute to a substantial workload for IT staff.

The recurring subscription and maintenance costs of a legacy SSO infrastructure also add up. For a large enterprise, running products like CA SiteMinder may cost many hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars each year.

Meanwhile, employees struggle as they attempt to gain access to dozens of applications from a range of locations and devices.

Even if your organization leverages cloud access vendors like Okta, you still need to pay for more services from other vendors to try to piece together a more unified experience.

Security Vulnerability

The disparate and inefficient nature of this legacy approach puts organizations at heightened risk of credential compromise, data breaches, malicious misuse, intellectual property theft, and considerable process inefficiencies. Collectively, these threats cost organizations hundreds of thousands - if not millions of dollars - annually.

The Solution

Modern enterprises need a solution that can unify access to both SaaS and on-premises application environments through a single Identity-as-a-Service solution.

In this way, OneLogin Access is the first product of its kind.

The revolutionary Access product unifies all applications under a single banner, extending the reach of the OneLogin Platform beyond SaaS to applications hosted on-premises, at remote data centers, and in private clouds. Customers enjoy simplified administration, reduced IT costs, improved security, and a streamlined user experience.

OneLogin Access eliminates aging access management tools that are complex, expensive, and disconnected from modern SaaS environments. Through the OneLogin portal, users enjoy single-click access to SaaS and on-premises applications from any device.

Customers now can modify access privileges across all applications in real time instead of in weeks, and slash access management costs by up to 50% or more.

I don’t think it is at all a stretch to say that OneLogin Access will completely revitalize how enterprises conduct their business, and I could not be more excited to share this announcement with you!

Learn More

The OneLogin Access product is just one part of a greater whole: Unified Access Management (UAM). Click here to sign up for our free webinar with BrightTalk, and learn how UAM can bring more efficiency and productivity to your organization.

About the Author

Gary Gwin is Director of Product at OneLogin focusing on enterprise touch points with OneLogin cloud services. Gary joined OneLogin in 2015 with the acquisition of what is now OneLogin WAM. Prior to joining OneLogin, Gary has spent 30 years creating and helping enterprise customers integrate various software solutions deployed on premises and in the cloud.

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