Ping Identity Extends Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Delivering Secure Access to All On-Premises Enterprise Applications

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Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that the integration of PingAccess with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is now generally available. Together, Azure Active Directory and PingAccess provide an IDaaS solution that gives mobile workers secure access to on-premises applications from any device, without the need for VPNs or modifications to the network infrastructure.

Many enterprises, including 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies, have embraced Azure Active Directory as the identity platform for managing users and providing secure access to thousands of SaaS and on-premises applications. Azure Active Directory handles over one billion authentications daily. This integration with Ping allows enterprises to expand single sign on (SSO) to even more of their on-premises web applications. The result is seamless and secure single sign-on for all applications and all users on all devices and clouds, without the need for a VPN.

Kaseya Announces Industry's First Cloud-Based ID as a Service (IDaaS) Solution for MSPs

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses, today announced the immediate availability of Kaseya AuthAnvil On-Demand, its cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution. Kaseya AuthAnvil incorporates the first and only Universal Directory enabling MSPs to manage all of their customer IAM needs in a comprehensive, standard and consistent fashion while seamlessly supporting the broad mix of directory management technologies deployed in their customer base.

According to Kaseya's 2016 Global MSP Pricing Survey, high-growth MSPs consider security services as a key competitive advantage to enable them to address their client's number one concern, which is "heightened security risks." The release of AuthAnvil On-Demand enables MSPs to empower their customers to gain authenticated and secure access to both on-premise and cloud applications from virtually any device.

WidePoint Launches Secured, Cloud Based, Identity-as-a-Service 'Certificate-on-Chip' for All Types of Mobile Devices

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WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of secured, cloud-based, enterprise-wide solutions and services in mobile communications management and identity management solutions, has launched a robust, cloud based, internally developed Identity as a Service (IDaaS) capability. This service provides secure digital certificates to all types of mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, IP cameras) in order to enhance the information security assurance level of mobile transactions and access management to corporate networks, databases, and other IT assets.

The combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones are projected to reach 2.48 billion units in 2014, with growth being driven predominantly by sales of tablets and smartphones, according to Gartner Group. Gartner further predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will require employees to bring their own device (BYOD), which will introduce a host of added potential vulnerabilities including:...

SailPoint Outlines Roadmap to Enterprise IDaaS

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The rapid adoption of SaaS applications is shifting the mindset of how enterprises procure and deploy software, even for typically heavily customized technologies like identity and access management (IAM) that manage complex mission-critical infrastructure. But until now, organizations interested in deploying an IAM solution from the cloud were underserved by the existing IAM-as-a-service (IDaaS) offerings, which only provided single sign-on (SSO) capabilities and could not address the full scope of IAM challenges large-scale global enterprises face every day.

SailPoint is hosting a webinar to outline its recently released IDaaS solution, SailPoint IdentityNow, that delivers enterprise-grade identity governance, provisioning and access management in a single, unified solution, to meet the diverse needs of global enterprises...

LogMeIn AppGuru IDaaS Aims to Redefine IT's Role

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LogMeIn has launched a preview of its AppGuru identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering that is intended to help IT professionals redefine their roles in a cloud-centric work environment by putting into place easy onboarding and offboarding of employees, as well as centralized user management.

Even more interesting with this announcement is that LogMeIn is trying to get ahead of the bring-your-own curve. AppGuru will give IT professionals the tools they need to securely manage employee-introduced cloud applications. Rogue cloud deployments (or shadow IT, if you prefer) have been a painful thorn in IT's side ever since it became possible to subscribe to cloud services with a credit card, but as the business world prepares for an influx of untested apps thanks to the emerging bring-your-own-application (BYOA) trend, IT pros are bound to be looking for easy ways to manage and secure employees' apps...

Identity as a Service poised for run in enterprise

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: John Fontana.

Identity and Access as a Service is poised for a strong run at enterprises of all size, and those who have done their homework will dodge the hype and know what's right for them and what's not. By the end of 2015, Identity and Access as a Service (IDaaS) will account for 25% of all new identity and access management sales, compared with 5% in 2012, according to recent Gartner research "Are You and the IDaaS Market Ready for Each Other?"

At the end of 2012, the market was $180 million. By the end of this year, that number is expected to jump to $265 million. Small and medium-sized companies are helping drive interest. They are extending their current IAM architectures and providing access to SaaS services or internal Web-apps. Larger companies in general are looking to support both cloud and on-premises applications with IDaaS offerings...

Study: Mobile, Cloud Computing Factoring Into Disaster Recovery

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It's almost hurricane season--or, for enterprises, time to check the status of business continuity and disaster recovery plans. This year, advancements in mobile technology are enabling businesses to include technologies such as cloud computing and mobile security services, according to a recent disaster planning study from AT&T.

Among the most telling findings of the telecom company's 2012 annual business continuity survey of 504 IT executives: 67% of respondent businesses have included wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plans, while 38% are making investments in cloud computing for security, performance and cost savings...

Market Watch: Identity as a Service

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Identity as a service (IDaaS) was developed to deal with a new need that's arisen with the popularity of cloud computing: identity management for the exploding number of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications available on an almost instant basis. At the end of 2011, Gartner estimated that global SaaS revenue hit $12 billion, a 21 percent increase over 2010, and that SaaS will account for 15 percent of enterprise application purchases by 2015. And right along with this growth is the problem of how to manage user identities for all of these applications.

Adding the on-premises capability of securely managing cloud identities for SaaS applications requires some work. You need to set up an Internet single sign-on (SSO) federation solution, and once you've set it up, you have to manage it. One of the larger tasks in running your own federation solution is managing the relationships of the ever-increasing number of SaaS vendors. Many companies simply don't want to be adding these on-premises costs at the same time they're shifting some of their IT capabilities to the cloud...

Ping ID: Cloud Identity Connectors

Grazed from Cloud Ventures.  Author: Neil Mcevoy.

One of the most powerful areas for Cloud Computing is where you can harness key technologies like Identity, cost effectively and in a manner that provides real benefits quickly.

For example if you are the HR Manager for an organization then social networks like Linkedin are a great source of talent, so advertising there may be one step you take.

If you want to increase the response rates you enjoy from these adverts one technology you can use is ‘Cloud Logins’. This means that your HR application, where you capture the candidate’s resume, can be connected to Linkedin so that they don’t to repeat the sign-on process to your site too when they make the application...