While there are key benefits to moving to a cloud-based IAM solution, not all of them are created equal when it comes to their support for various applications and environments. Although the great “cloud migration” is underway, your environment is probably like many organizations – a hybrid. A mix of cloud, on-prem and even “legacy” applications are still in use. With many IDaaS solutions solely focused on the cloud, many can’t support your reality. With limited flexibility around on-premises, the wrong solution can require additional licensing, products, and coding, or in some cases can’t support certain applications at all.
Hybrid Environments are Here to Stay
Hybrid environments are created by the technology that your organization uses, as well as the dynamics of your employees, customers, and partners. Over the past year and into this one, "hybrid" is how many of you will describe your workforces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as many employees either work from home or in the office. These changes to how and where users are accessing applications will create a need for a more dynamic solution when it comes to security.
With many organizations having hundreds if not thousands of applications to secure, the migration to the cloud is happening, however, migrating that many applications take time. While the impact of the pandemic caused an increase in the shift of organizations to the cloud, most are still straddling the world of having on-premises and cloud-based applications and systems to manage and secure.
Finding a Solution to Handle Hybrid
However, the problem today is that many IAM solutions are only suited for one side or the other. Either they can support and secure on-premises solutions or they are focused on cloud-based applications and Web-based single sign-on (SSO). Many businesses are left having to integrate two separate IAM solutions into their strategy which may lead to many conflicts between the two solutions resulting in higher costs from licensing fees and overhead for the IT team.
The Ideal IDaaS Solution
In cases like these, hybrid environments require an IDaaS solution (Identity-as-a-Service) that provides flexible authentication options that are suited for your users.
An ideal IDaaS solution presents several objectives for your company:
- It simplifies access management
- Optimizes and provides a secure, modern digital experience
- Configures to your identity access management (IAM) strategy.
An IDaaS Solution that was Born On-Prem
An IDaaS solution must configure to your IAM strategy, being flexible yet offering many authentication options and possibilities. As a solution that started on-premises over 10 years ago and has made the migration to the cloud, PortalGuard IDaaS offers full support for all environments. Including support for multiple single sign-on (SSO) protocols, PortalGuard provides a seamless experience for customers and employees to access ALL their applications.
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