Access Management and Federation for the Agile, Connected Enterprise
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 11:00am EDT, 8:00am PDT
Two things are for sure in IT today: The cloud is here to stay. And on-premise IT at least in medium-sized and large organizations will not disappear quickly. IT environments are increasingly becoming hybrid. This requires well thought-out solutions for connecting the on-premise and the Cloud environments. Furthermore, allowing access of mobile users, supporting cloud-based directories for consumers and business partners, or integrating with apps and things imposes new challenges.
Building that bridge between what organizations have on-premise today and what they need is very much about opening up IT in a secure way. It is about enabling agility and the connected enterprise while not losing control about information security. A required element in such security infrastructures is flexible support for managing access and Identity Federation. There is a number of approaches for solving the connectivity challenges of on-premise and Cloud environments, which will be discussed in this KuppingerCole webinar.
Topics of the webinar will include:
- Connectivity challenges for the new ABC: Agile business, connected
- Requirements for securely bridging on-premise, Cloud, and mobile environments
- The role of Identity Federation and the relevant standards
- Solution architectures for Access Management and Identity Federation
- Case studies and best practices for bridging on-premise and Cloud environments securely
In the first part of this webinar, Martin Kuppinger, Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, will talk about the challenges of allowing access of all users, devices, apps, and things to all applications in hybrid environments. He will touch the basic requirements for secure communication, Identity Federation, and Access Management in these environments and look at some solution architectures and their advantages and disadvantages.
Following this, Jason Macy, CTO of Forum Systems, will dive deeper into the specific requirements, standards, and technical components that make up such solution architectures, focusing primarily on gateway-based approaches for secure communication. He will illustrate this with case studies and customer best practice examples.
Forum Systems is the global leader in API Security Management with industry-certified, patented, and proven products deployed in the most rigorous and demanding customer environments Our API Gateway processes over 10 billion transactions per day, while maintaining a 100% deployment success rate for every technology deployment within the government agencies and global enterprises it serves.
When it comes to identity management many companies depend heavily on Microsoft Active Directory (AD). This high degree of dependency on one service can become a problem when this service faces an outage. Also, respective of the requirements companies have, all services have certain limitations which are sometimes necessary to overcome. Many cyberattacks are perpetrated via staff endpoint devices (computers, smartphones or even printers). This necessitates a fine-mesh risk management approach with a centralized solution, called Identity Fabric at KuppingerCole.
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