For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and play the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. Directory integration typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications. A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own unique database of user credentials. Okta's cloud-based identity and access management service solves these problems with a single integration point that provides a highly available solution for all cloud and web-based application Active Directory integrations.
Cloud-first, mobile-first organizations are seeing huge benefits from taking a more distributed approach to IT. Business units are given more freedom to evaluate and select SaaS applications that will enable efficiency and growth. Users are given more freedom to use the devices that make them the most productive.
When this trend started, most IT organizations were able to implement some basic, manual processes to administer and govern IT in this best-of-breed distributed environment. However, as the number of touchpoints increases, IT needs to automate to keep pace.
This paper goes into more detail on the top 5 reasons to automate identity lifecycle and identity administration and build a solid foundation for future cloud-first, mobile-first IT.
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 provisioning 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.
IT leaders at FICO, Rotary International, Informatica, and many other leading organizations are becoming strategic business enablers and creating new ways to engage customers and partners with Okta. Watch this short video to learn how these IT leaders are driving business results with Okta.
IT leaders are finding new opportunities in an era of digital disruption. Read this two page executive brief for a quick overview of how IT is driving growth and increasing efficiency by securely connecting the digital enterprise with customers, partners, suppliers, distributors, and devices.
Most IT decision makers are struggling to master identity management in an infrastructure where modern cloud-based software must function with legacy on premise systems. According to a recent IDG Research study, 91 percent of respondents say solving this identity management conundrum is critical or very important to succeeding at their digital initiatives. And the vast majority of respondents long for a solution that is both efficient to manage and provides users and customers with an outstanding experience. This white paper examines how your peers are looking at digitizing their businesses, lowering the total cost of ownership, and building an identity management strategy to support their business’s goals.
You're moving towards Office 365 and you want true single sign-on for users. You also want to ensure authentication is directly tied back to the policies and user status in Active Directory. With Okta's lightweight agent, you can minimize your on-prem footprint as you move to the cloud. Zero servers and on-prem software to deploy, update and manage means lower TCO.
APIs are increasingly powering mobile applications, websites, single-page applications, and data sharing. APIs connect across business and technology boundaries—meaning every enterprise has good reason to be developing, delivering, and consuming APIs.
Learn more about:
How to overcome API latency & traffic spike challenges
Options to ensure 100% availability How to design a security stack for your APIs
Cyber attackers are targeting the application programming interfaces (APIs) used by businesses to share data with customers. Consumer mobile adoption, electronic goods and services, and high volumes of data have led businesses to use APIs for data exchange. Unfortunately, attackers can also use APIs to access or deny service to valuable data and systems.
This white paper explores strategies for protecting APIs. You’ll learn about APIs, how and why these endpoints are targets for web application attacks, security models, and how Akamai can help.
Adopting new mobile applications usually brings with it legitmate concerns related to security and risk mitigation. This technical white paper explains how IBM MobileFirst Platform can address some of the unique security challenges of mobile applications by helping you to:
- Protect on-device data through encryption, offline authentication and other security features
- Integrate IBM MobileFirst Platform with your existing enterprise security infrastructure
- Prevent the mass distribution of tampered copies of your original application
- Enforce security updates to your mobile applications
To best address HIPAA compliance, maintain productivity, and mitigate risk in the mobile age, HIPAA-regulated enterprises need to ensure high standards of data security and privacy on all endpoint devices that contain or have access to protected health information (PHI).
Get this white paper to learn:
What HIPAA means for data on endpoint devices
Features you should look for when evaluating endpoint backup solutions
How to maintain HIPAA compliance whether data is stored on-premise or in the cloud
What other organizations are doing to comply with HIPAA/HITECH
The all-encompassing data center is a thing of the past. Modern data environments are distributed and include remote and branch offices, mobile devices, and
the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud solutions such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
There’s more critical data to back up than ever before. Plus, data silos and fragmented management mean poor visibility, which can make it difficult to comply
with regional data residency and security rules as well as service-level agreements (SLAs).
On-premises data protection has not kept pace. According to a survey by Fujitsu, 45% of IT managers said they had lost data or productivity related to data
protection inefficiency within the last year.1
Often, this is because on-premises backups are cumbersome and do not always happen on time.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile) offers the most comprehensive, highly accurate and effective mobile threat defense solution, delivering superior depth of threat intelligence to predict and detect an extensive range of existing and unknown threats. SEP Mobile’s predictive technology uses a layered approach that leverages massive crowdsourced threat intelligence, in addition to both device- and server-based analysis, to proactively protect mobile devices from malware, network threats, and app/OS vulnerability exploits, with or without an Internet connection.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
SaaS has fundamentally changed security requirements. We used to just go into work, and everything—corporate applications, sensitive customer data, employee health records, etc.—was within the “safe” four walls of the corporate network behind a firewall.
Now employees work remotely and use mobile devices, including unmanaged, personal devices. They access SaaS apps that live in the cloud without any sort of firewall that IT can use to monitor and manage access. Prominent examples include Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Office 365, Box, and many others.
As employees use these SaaS apps, they are creating proprietary company data, often confidential in nature, that exists outside the control of IT, creating new challenges for security teams.
In this new world, IT needs to track sensitive corporate data in third-party SaaS apps, and ensure that only the right people have the right level of access to it. In this whitepaper, we’ll explain ten steps on how to do that
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
Enterprises of all sizes are challenged to effectively provide secure
access to a rapidly growing mosaic of cloud, on-premise and mobile
applications. Whether sanctioned by the enterprise IT group of
purchased by departmental shadow IT organizations, individually
provisioned applications present a great management burden with
multiple negative operational effects:
• Time and money wasted by manual on-and off-boarding,
and lost passwords.
• Security risk from weak, easy-to-remember passwords, as well as
from system access by former employees whose credentials are
not promptly revoked.
• Lack of visibility into who accesses which application,
and from where.
As a result, enterprises and users encounter a range of obstacles that
prevent them from securely operating at speed. At best, users who
clamor for access to applications are inconvenienced when they don’t
get access quickly enough, or not at all. Worst case, because today’s
IT footprint is large and porous, companies face headline-m
The rise of the cloud and mobile computing has rapidly changed the nature of enterprise cybersecurity. The old paradigm, where all work was done behind a company firewall, has been breaking down.
Employees work not just at the office, but also on the road and at home, on mobile devices and on their own personal computers. They’re no longer using a limited stack of enterprise applications. Instead, they increasingly require access to a wide variety of apps, cloud services, and new communication platforms.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
We live in an era of digital transformation.
Software is the backbone of this digital
transformation. Mobile, cloud, open
source, Internet of Things, microservices
and AI have made software more
complex. Over 80% of the code in
today’s software applications is open
source. Estimates show that there will
be 30 billion connected IOT devices by
2020. Furthermore, 85% of customer
interactions will be computer managed
by 2020. Software is everywhere. While
software has gotten more complex, timeto-market is the new name of the game
and enterprises can’t risk security slowing
"Managing and securing endpoints with conventional mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobile management (EMM) solutions is time-consuming and ineffective.
For this reason, global IT leaders are turning towards unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to consolidate their management of smartphones, tablets, laptops and IoT devices into a single management console.
To increase operational efficiency, maximize data security and deliver on their digital transformation goals, they’ll need a UEM platform that does more than just promise success. The answer is a smarter solution, built for today, that brings new opportunities, threats, and efficiency improvements to the forefront.
With Watson™, IBM® MaaS360® UEM features cognitive insights, contextual analytics, and cloud-sourced benchmarking capabilities. It helps you make sense of daily mobile details while managing your endpoints, users, apps, document, and data from one platform."
Published By: Blue Coat
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
When it comes to mobile malware threats, 2015 was a vicious year. While the threats are familiar suspects, their complexity and frequency are at an all-time high, including instances of ransomware and stealthy insertions via spyware on devices. Learn how infections start; simple ways to strengthen corporate defenses; and what the future of mobile threats looks like.
The consumerization of IT is coming. It's a given that employees will bring their own devices to work or will want to work on devices away from the office. The adoption of smart devices has set expectations, causing the "I want my iPad" phenomena
Increase of BYOD programs in the enterprise has introduced questions to those in charge of enterprise mobility. Fierce MobileIT's ebook, "Securing the Mobile Workforce,"covers many of the trends and challenges of securing corporate data on a device.
Read this whitepaper—Give All the People What They Want (Safely)—to learn how you can give employees the freedom to choose their own mobile devices, while still providing rock-solid enterprise security.
Extend desktop-level security to mobile users. This whitepaper—Effective Identity and Access Management in a Mobile World—covers how to harness your IAM infrastructure to balance the freedom mobile users want with the security IT needs. Read it now.