The Identity & Security Context Integration Challenge
Heterogeneity is a fact of life in today’s enterprises. Identities must be integrated across diverse data sources and enriched with attributes and contextual information drawn from multiple applications. This means complex and costly deployments every time you want to add a new application or extend access to a new audience.
If you want to transform or evolve your portal security, you will need to extend access beyond your current identity infrastructure. This could mean adding a new employee base, additional customers, or partners due to mergers, acquisitions or an extension of your business. But these populations are all stored in different data silos, each with its own schemas and protocols. Without a virtualization layer, it’s not easy to authenticate across disparate user bases or authorize the appropriate access to each resource.
A Cost-Effective Way to Integrate your Identities
Virtualization shields your WAM solution or portal from the complexity of disparate data sources and possible changes in data structure by federating identity from across the disparate backends into a single logical access point (the VDS). Enterprises can then leverage existing identity stores for centralized authentication and fine-grained authorization.
Developed by the inventors of the virtual directory, the RadiantOne identity federation platform is the next-generation integration solution that saves money, adds flexibility, and delivers a richer experience for all your users. With RadiantOne, you can extend authentication across web applications, enable SSO, increase security, speed deployments, and develop more personalized services.
Find out more about how RadiantOne virtualization solves your portal security challenges:
- Secure Authentication requires a directory-based set of user names and passwords, or a more advanced credentials-checking/security means. But merging existing data into a workable data store is often difficult. With RadiantOne, you can integrate identities into a complete authoritative source, enabling a “global view” of your identities while delegating credential checking to the original local sources.
- Innovative Authorization services are based on attribute-driven policies using data spanning disparate data silos. Without a complete global profile of the identity of a user, your policy engine runs on empty. Extracting and joining those attributes from multiple data silos allows for integration into a meaningful security context.