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Total Cost of Ownership Overview AD FS vs OneLogin

From single domain environments to complex directory infrastructures, OneLogin makes it easy to extend Active Directory to the Cloud.

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Are you planning to federate Active Directory to Azure AD in order to secure your cloud apps? If so, the two TCO scenarios below show that this will cost you between $132k and $940k over 3 years (of course, your costs will vary depending on your specific inputs).

Why is the TCO of AD FS and Azure AD so high? Integrating your cloud apps with Active Directory using Microsoft’s native solution set requires the setup and maintenance of a complex, dedicated infrastructure. Your cloud vendor SLAs are meaningless unless IT can maintain a highly available AD FS deployment – which is often predicated on load balancing multiple sets of servers, deploying SQL Server, a storage solution, and a global traffic management solution.

In contrast, OneLogin’s zero-config, one-minute Active Directory Connector (ADC) installs via a simple click-through process that deploys the ADC as a Windows service, and the same ADC also enables Desktop SSO (Integrated Windows Authentication), further minimizing network complexity.

When combined with OneLogin, Active Directory takes on powerful new capabilities to control real-time access to SaaS, web, desktop, and mobile applications– and there’s no need to embark on a complex Active Directory integration project for each new app. From single domain environments to complex directory infrastructures, OneLogin makes it easy to extend Active Directory to the Cloud.

Best of, you can use OneLogin Free Forever for up to three cloud apps. Hard to beat the TCO of that!