Why A Move to the Cloud Doesn’t Have to Mean a Return to Silos
In a recent article for Information Week, Michael Biddick questions whether a move to the cloud might just create a whole bunch of new identity silos in your infrastructure. He asks, “So, why are we adopting SaaS at a steady clip if we haven’t found a good way to securely link these apps with one another and in-house systems?” However, with ten years of experience in unifying identity silos, we believe we have the solution.
As the pioneers of the virtual directory, identity integration is our forte—and we know that Saas applications are not all that different. By isolating applications from the complexity of backend sources, RadiantOne’s identity and context service provides a single unified view of customers, employees, and partners. This service is a key enabler for enterprise security initiatives, including Web Access Management, Portal SSO, and Federation—as well as integrating Saas applications into the infrastructure. RadiantOne virtualizes identities out of their backend silos—whether that’s multiple Active Directory domains and forests, databases, applications accessed by a web service, or all of the above—and creates one central, virtual identity hub inside the enterprise where SaaS applications can point.
A two-part solution powers this identity service. The RadiantOne Cloud Federation Service (CFS) together with the RadiantOne virtual directory server, create a one-stop solution to integrate all your enterprise identities, and link them with the cloud. CFS delegates the task of authenticating against all your identity stores to one common virtual layer, and shields your external and cloud applications from the complexity of your identity systems.
RadiantOne’s virtual identity hub creates one secure, virtual point for both on-premise and SaaS applications to access.