Federated Identity and Virtualization for the Public Sector
Today’s federal agencies are under increasing pressure to maintain the highest level of security in their networks, yet this is easier said than done. Identity data may be stored across a variety of data sources, including multiple AD domains and forests, LDAP, databases, and web APIs. In addition, many legacy applications can’t handle the additional security means necessary to provide an adequate level of protection. Add to that the challenge of securing cloud applications such as Office 365, and the need to simplify existing identity infrastructures is clear.
Attendees of this webinar joined Radiant Logic to hear how top government agencies such as DHS and NIST/NCCoE use a federated identity and directory service to create better cross-departmental collaboration and include it in security reference architectures. The service:
- uses virtualization to integrate and rationalize identity information from across the diverse data sources, decreasing the potential that the system will grant access to the wrong user
- reduces the number of connections required, thereby reducing the number of potential entry points for an attack
- offers easy logical AD consolidation and simplified Azure AD access and provisioning
- supports stronger security methods–token cards, certificates, PIV/CAC cards, biometrics
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Speaker: Wade Ellery, Senior Solutions Architect, Radiant Logic.