One Identity for All – Efficient and Cost-effective Identity Management in the Cloud and for the Cloud
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 11:00am EDT, 8:00am PDT
"To cloud or not to cloud?" - this is no longer the question. It is rather to what extent and depth enterprises leverage cloud computing. With identity and access management (IAM) solutions for their internal IT systems, enterprises have achieved a high level of security, transparency and compliance. They do not want to go back to the old days of erratic and insecure identity management when they have to deal with multiple cloud providers and their proprietary user management interfaces.
Integrating and maintaining each cloud application individually within the enterprise IAM solution is no real alternative. Obviously, building a pure Cloud IAM besides the existing on-site IAM is also not the most elegant way to solve the challenge. The target should be to use an approach that seamlessly connects the enterprise IAM solution with a multitude of cloud services in a standardized, centralized way.
Atos, the cloud service provider and vendor of the DirX IAM product suite, is launching a cloud service offering an identity federation hub that seamlessly connects enterprise identity management services through a single and reliable channel with services in public, hybrid and private clouds. This allows enterprises to extend identity management, access governance and SSO to services in the cloud in a cost-effective and efficient way.
In this webinar, Martin Kuppinger will talk about architectural approaches for extending IAM to the Cloud. He will show variants for hybrid IAM and IAG architectures which allow managing all identities and access in a consistent way.
Following Martin, Gerrit Pot and Ulrich Häring from Atos unveil the new Atos Identity Federation Hub cloud service and illustrate how the service helps enterprises to scale the level of security, transparency and compliance into the cloud.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
Atos’ DirX suite of highly scalable and automated IAM solutions allow customers to choose from on-premise, managed and cloud-based delivery models and to benefit from enhanced regulatory compliance and audit capabilities, greater security, higher efficiency and reduced overall costs. The DirX portfolio ranges from identity management and access governance, identity analytics and intelligence to Web access management and single sign-on, identity federation and directory services. Analysts recognize Atos as a world leader in role management and SAP integration.
First of January 2015, Atos started the service line “Big Data & Cyber Security”. The combination of the Atos DirX and the Evidian IAM portfolio strengthens the strategic product choices Atos offers in terms of cyber security.
Today’s IT environments blend applications and services from multiple public cloud networks, private clouds and on-prem networks, making it difficult to view and inventory assets deployed across complex hybrid networks, and keep track of the security risks. Organizations need to find a way to improve visibility, identify and prioritize risks, and maintain cyber resiliency.