According to a
recent Microsoft study, over 80% of employees admit to using non-approved
Software As a Service (SaaS) applications. With the explosion in web based
cloud services over the past few years, this statistic is likely not surprising
to anyone following technology trends.
This trend typically
results in a situation where employees being frustrated with 10-20 different
login names and passwords and the organization has no ability to centrally
manage and secure these Identities.
So, how can we align
the needs of employees to have a single login to multiple SaaS applications
along with an organizations need to secure & control access?
The answer lies
within Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Premium found within the Enterprise
Mobility Suite (EMS) to enable an employee's Domain user name and password to
have Single Sign on to over 2500 Software As a Service applications.
Azure AD Premium
provides a centralized portal for employees to access all of their Cloud SaaS
applications in one place, along with a mobile application for Android &
IOS. With one click to any SaaS application configured in the portal, the
employee gets single sign on to the SaaS application without having to type in
any passwords at all!
From an IT
management perspective, this is much more secure as there is only one on
premises Active Directory account to disable instead of having to login to each
SaaS application manually. Furthermore, IT does not have to worry about
credentials to SaaS applications such as Twitter being shared amongst multiple
people with the potential of those credentials being compromised.
Please feel free to
reach out for more information or a demonstration of this technology!