Osterman Research wants to make it clear at the outset that we believe Microsoft Office 365 to be a robust and capable platform, one that will serve most organizations well. If your organization is using Office 365, we recommend you continue to do so. If you’re not using it, we recommend you consider it. Microsoft offers a large, varied and growing number of features and functions in Office 365, and at a wide range of price points that will satisfy different markets.
Decision makers evaluating the efficacy of Office 365 to meet their business requirements must be aware of its shortcomings in the areas of data protection, archiving, security, encryption, authentication and eDiscovery (among others) covering workloads like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, and Azure Active Directory. An awareness of these shortcomings enables decision makers to plan for the mitigations required to assure the proper business performance of Office 365.
This white paper also describes Centrify DirectSecure's innovative, software-based approach to deploying a peer-to-peer IPsec solution that can dynamically isolate cross-platform systems and enable end-to-end encryption of data in motion.
Quest Workspacetm Help Desk is a robust help desk solution for small to medium-sized businesses with complex network environments. It provides a powerful combination of management features integrated with a best-of-breed IT help desk platform. Use the help desk software to manage the ticket system workflows, dashboards, reporting and end-user self-service portals. Use the embedded management features within the help desk platform to proactively manage network events, desktops, servers and applications as well as resolve issues faster and more effectively.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
Many companies believe Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is the best choice for applications to integrate with AD. After all, both Active Directory and AD FS are from Microsoft and AD FS is 'free,' so that should be the best choice, right?
Not quite. it’s important to realize that not all Active Directory integration solutions are created equal, and IT departments should examine all aspects of implementation when considering a solution. Read this whitepaper and learn what to examine when integrating cloud applications to AD via AD FS.
This paper is broken into two main sections: a presentation and analysis of the survey results, and a discussion of why organizations must be able to manage, and administer Active Directory environments securely and successfully.
This white paper outlines seven common challenges associated with securely administering Active Directory and provides some helpful insight into what NetIQ can do to assist you with these difficulties.
This white paper discusses how delegating Microsoft Active Directory administration using a directory management solution such as NetIQ® Directory and Resource Administrator™ can help you to achieve a more secure, efficient and compliant organization.
Many companies believe Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is the best choice for applications to integrate with AD. After all, both Active Directory and ADFS are from Microsoft and ADFS is 'free,' so that should be the best choice, right? Not quite.
Read this whitepaper and learn what to examine when integrating cloud applications to AD via ADFS.
For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and play the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies.
Read this whitepaper to learn how to eliminate the pitfalls that come with trying to build and manage multiple on-premises Active Directory integrations yourself.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
You’re running a lot of your business on Windows Server today—
mission-critical apps, Active Directory, Domain Name Servers, not
to mention virtual machines and storage. For more than 20 years, in
fact, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for
This guide shows you how you can use your Windows Server
expertise to give your organization a boost in the age of cloud
computing, addressing these topics and others:
• Why move to the cloud?
• What are some ways to use Azure for Windows Server workloads?
• What about security?
• Who else is doing this?
• How do I get started?
Managing the security and uptime of a Windows network requires you to master your Active Directory, the brain and heart of the network, with maximum efficiency. Active Administrator makes it simpler and faster than native Windows tools to exceed compliance regulations, tighten security, increase productivity, and improve business continuity.
Active Administrator is an extensive Active Directory management solution that addresses the auditing, security, recovery and health of Active Directory from one integrated console. This centralizes the management of the most important aspects of Active Directory and Group Policy so that administrators save time and have the most control over their environment.
Listen in as Andras Cser, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, speaks about trends he is seeing in the Identity & Access Management (IAM) market, and specifically about the challenges and benefits of user provisioning.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email has become something of a critical utility, much like the electricity that powers our offices: it must be available 24 hours a day, it must provide reliable performance, and its cost must be reasonable. However, unlike electrical systems (at least from the user’s perspective), email systems require significant amounts of labor to manage well. Email systems must periodically be upgraded. New hardware must be introduced as organizations migrate to new systems. Security must be maintained and upgraded to protect the system from intrusions. Additional hardware must be deployed to protect against outages that could seriously harm user productivity. Plus, unexpected events, such as spam storms or natural disasters can drive up costs substantially in ways that were not anticipated.
Centrify provides Red Hat Linux integration with Active Directory. The Centrify Suite centrally secures and manages Red Hat Linux systems — along with 450 other versions of Linux and Unix — by integrating them with your existing Microsoft Active Directory services. Centrify provides Active Directory Group Policy-based configuration to control the security settings of Red Hat systems and provides IT with the benefit of leveraging a familiar tool. Learn more about why you need Centrify for Red Hat.
Security breaches are all over the news, many of them a result of either insider threats or advanced persistent threats.
Companies and government agencies are looking for solutions to mitigate the risks these threats present. This white paper details three common Windows Server threat scenarios and explains the way that they can be neutralized. By following the guidelines in this white paper, organizations can guard against inside and outside threats, protect their Windows Server infrastructure and sensitive data, and meet relevant regulatory requirements.
Centrify Server Suite provides organizations with the control they need to thwart these threats. It protects their Windows Server environments by:
• Granting users just enough privilege to accomplish their business objectives, enabling secure management of Windows services.
• Making shared accounts in Active Directory accountable by associating the use of a shared account with the actual user.
• Protecting PCI data from domain admin
Finding what you need in Active Directory’s native audit log can be an awful manual-intensive nightmare. There is a better, automated way to help you take control of AD auditing. Read this paper to learn seven essential audit needs, and how Active Administrator meets them.