Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
What is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)?
More and more enterprise organisations are relying on digital resources that live beyond their corporate networks, on multiple devices and within the cloud. Management of digital identities inside and outside of your network perimeter is a necessity in the modern threat landscape to ensure that your sensitive corporate data is protected.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud based directory and identity management solution, combining core directory services, advanced identity governance and application access management. Azure AD is a rich, standards based platform that enables organisations to deliver access controls to business applications with centralised policy and rules.
What is included within Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)?
Single Sign-On (SSO) to any cloud and on-premises web applications
Compatible with multiple platforms and devices
Integrated with thousands of applications including SalesForce, Box and Office 365
Integrated with on-premises Active Directory
Enforce multi-factor authentication in Office 365, on-premises and for SaaS
Enterprise Scale and SLA
Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the cloud
Identity management should be at the heart of your IT infrastructure. Azure AD is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, with a robust set of capabilities to manage groups and users within your organisation. Azure AD helps to secure access to on-premises web applications and cloud technologies including Office 365 and external Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
An Identity and Access Management solution helps your IT teams protect access to applications and resources across your corporate datacentre and into the cloud. With additional levels of validation such as multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies, you can now stay in control of who accesses your systems, devices, and sensitive corporate data from one place.
User access to any cloud app is now easier to manage
Within Azure AD, Single Sign-On can be enabled to simplify access to thousands of cloud apps, from Mac, Windows, iOS and Android Devices. Azure AD enables your organisation’s user base to launch critical apps from web-based access panels, or mobile apps, using corporate credentials.
If you are still operating on-premises technologies, Azure AD will allow you to publish on-premises web applications for highly secure, remote access and Single Sign-On. User attributes can also be automatically synchronised from Active Directory and out to cloud directories.
Secure sensitive corporate data and applications
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication protects your organisation against unauthorised access to cloud applications and on-premises applications. With the growth in Malware and external threats, your organisation will be protected and able to mitigate potential attacks or threats by strengthening authentication.
Identity and Access Management solutions for your organisation
An Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution can help organisations just like yours to successfully manage their digital identities with Microsoft Cloud Security technologies. At Content and Code, our technical consultants and architects can carefully design and implement an IAM solution to your specifications, allowing you to stay in control of who accesses your systems, while protecting your sensitive information.
What value does Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) add to your organisation?
Securing your organisation’s IT infrastructure, in the Cloud, for Hybrid, or on-premises.
Carefully designed and implemented identity and access management solutions
Enhance security and compliance
Meeting end-user demands for a seamless experience across multiple different devices
Joined up experience across Office 365, On-premises and Hybrid environments
Mange digital identities and related information in one place
Lower your IT costs
Staying GDPR compliant with Office 365
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Increase productivity and reduce the burden on IT Admins
Azure Active Directory delivers a cost-effective solution that provide employees throughout an organisation Single Sign-on access (SSO) to many cloud SaaS applications such as Office 365, Salesforce and Dropbox. By centralising access to your critical applications in one place, users no longer have separate application accounts for each application.
With Azure AD Self-Service, you can delegate important tasks like resetting passwords or creating and managing groups, removing the burden on your IT support desks with access request changes en masse. With a consistent user access experience across any device, employees are more productive, and happier, as a result.
We’ve helped these organisation secure their environments
As the UK’s largest Office 365 consultancy, and Microsoft’s leading Office 365 partner, Content and Code have worked collaboratively with many Retail, Manufacturing, Construction and Public Sector organisations to help them transform service delivery, engage employees and enable smarter, more secure ways of working. Content and Code can help you too.
Protect and add value to your IT investments
Azure AD can be integrated with your existing on-premises environments
Azure Active Directory can be integrated with any existing Windows Server Active Directory, providing organisations with the ability to leverage existing on-premises IT investments. Azure AD allows you to extend these investments to thousands of cloud-based SaaS applications. As a result, your users are more productive, with a common identity for resource access, regardless of device, or location.
Are you already using Microsoft technologies within your organisation?
If you are already using Office 365, you may not realise you are already using Azure AD. Every Office 365 tenant sits within an Azure AD tenant. You can start using that tenant to manage access to thousands of cloud applications, and Azure AD will integrate with them. Don’t know where to get started with Azure AD? Speak to Content and Code today to find out the options that are available to you.
Secure your organisation’s identity and access with Azure AD. Speak to Content and Code today and put an Identity Management strategy in place for your organisation.
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