Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) helps you manage user identities and create intelligence-driven access policies to secure your resources. As an integral component of Office 365, Azure and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Azure AD centralizes identity and access management to enable deep security, productivity, and management across devices, data, apps, and infrastructure. An azure AD is built to work for apps in the cloud, on mobile or on-premises, and you can layer security features such as conditional access to help protect users and your business.
Key Business Benefits of Azure Active Directory:
Get seamless access to any application from virtually any location or device: By using one identity, users can launch all of their cloud applications from a personalized, web-based access panel or mobile app and have the same experience whether they’re working on Windows, Mac, Android or iOS devices. With the Azure AD Application Proxy, you can go beyond cloud applications and publish on-premises web applications to provide highly secure remote access and single sign-on.
Collaborate securely with partners and customers: Engage with users outside your organization while maintaining control over your sensitive apps and data. It’s easier than ever for customers and partners to connect with your business using a simple sign-up experience that works with multiple identity providers, including Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google and Facebook. You can also use customization options to modify the web and mobile experience to fit your brand.
Increase IT efficiency and cut down help desk costs: Gain better control over the user identity lifecycle with dynamic, automated workflows. Give your employees self-service options such as resetting passwords and creating and managing groups.
Enhance security and respond to advanced threats in real time: Guard against unauthorized access to apps and data without compromising on productivity by using the enhanced security solutions in Azure AD, including conditional access, identity protection, and access reviews. For sensitive information and resources, Azure AD privileged identity management can help you discover, monitor and protect administrator accounts. Mitigate potential threats affecting your organization’s identities with security monitoring, alerts, and machine learning–based reports that identify inconsistent access patterns.
For more on how you can secure your business with Azure Active Directory, Multi-factor Authentication, Enterprise Mobility + Security and single sign-on with conditional access, contact an SNP representative.