NOVATO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Radiant Logic will be on hand to showcase its flagship RadiantOne federated identity platform at the upcoming Gartner IAM conference, November 29-December 1 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. RadiantOne federated identity service uses advanced virtualization and synchronization capabilities to integrate identities, creating a reference image that enables companies to secure, populate and provision hybrid environments, where identity is managed on-premises and also deployed in the cloud.
“There’s no better way for large enterprises with complex security infrastructures to create the common identity needed to reach cloud applications such as Office 365 or to seed cloud directories such as Azure AD—without the hassle and expense of physically consolidating existing domains and forests.”
The rapid rise of the cloud is driving the new requirement for businesses to host employee, partner, and customer identities in both on-premises enterprise identity stores and cloud environments, such as Azure AD and Amazon Web Services. However, meeting this growing imperative is a real challenge for most sizeable companies, where identities and profiles are distributed across a diverse array of sources, including Active Directory domains and forests, LDAP directories, SQL databases, and wrapped in specialized APIs.
To bridge this gap, companies need to create a normalized view of their identity that’s capable of identifying and authorizing each user, whether that identity is stored on-premises or in the cloud. Such an image drives security, federation, and provisioning in today’s hybrid environments that include both “on-prem” and cloud-based applications.
“RadiantOne federated identity service empowers organizations to conquer the complexity of their existing identity infrastructure, building a powerful identity data hub based on advanced virtualization that drives federation and provisioning,” said Michel Prompt, co-founder and CEO of Radiant Logic. “With RadiantOne, you can integrate, normalize, and deliver a global reference image of identity drawn from across all sources, which is paramount for today’s security and federation demands. Such an image is also a key requirement for provisioning cloud applications on platforms such as Azure AD or Amazon Web Services, acting as the bridge between your cloud and on-premises identity sources.”
Immediate ROI: Securing Employee Identities by Hosting and Syncing AD on the Cloud
Large organizations have an immediate need to enable employee populations to quickly and securely access cloud and SaaS applications. These identities and attributes are stored across an ever-growing number of Active Directory domains and forests, which has left many companies with complex thickets of identity that are difficult to maintain or evolve. Large enterprises deal with many issues when trying to consolidate AD into a single domain, such as rationalizing duplicate accounts and group names, dealing with untrusted AD forests after M&As, and integrating Azure AD Connect across multiple forests—and the need for complex sync logic and connections grows with the number of domains.
The move to the cloud, along with new access demands imposed by mobility, is placing increasing stress on today’s identity data infrastructures—and this lack of flexiblity is slowing IT’s ability to support the business, reducing productivity as costs rise. Since Windows Azure AD requires a flat list of unique users without duplicates, many companies require complex correlations to create this unified list. AD is also only one front in the identity infrastructure, which includes legacy LDAP apps, or attributes/groups information in SQL or APIs. Enterprises need a layer that can rationalize and consolidate all their sources of identity—not just AD.
“Hosting and syncing your identity to a cloud platform such as Azure AD or Amazon Web Services is becoming a business imperative. But most solutions today only focus on federating, routing, and securing the access layer, not on federating, syncing, and provisioning the underlying identity layer,” said Dieter Schuller, Radiant Logic’s EVP of Sales and Business Development. “RadiantOne FID changes this equation, going the last mile into the security infrastructure to deliver a common, rationalized, and authoritative view of identity that’s in charge of identification and profile attributes. Drawn from across diverse data stores, including AD, LDAP, SQL, and APIs, this curated global view of identity is essential for hosting and syncing identity on Azure AD or the cloud platform of your choice.”
Build a Consolidated View by Federating Identity—Not Just Centralizing It
The best way to create a normalized list of users and complete global profiles within complex identity environments is to federate identity using RadiantOne’s unique model-driven virtualization. This pioneering federated identity service makes it fast and easy to add flexibility, while saving time and money onboarding new applications; integrating in the wake of mergers and acquisitions; extending access to SaaS apps; and hosting, syncing, and provisioning identity on cloud directories.
“Our RadiantOne federated identity service integrates and rationalizes identity from across diverse, distributed stores, enabling a virtual consolidation of all identity sources that’s cached in a more neutral LDAP directory,” said Claude Samuelson, co-founder and CTO of Radiant Logic. “There’s no better way for large enterprises with complex security infrastructures to create the common identity needed to reach cloud applications such as Office 365 or to seed cloud directories such as Azure AD—without the hassle and expense of physically consolidating existing domains and forests.”
Hear How Staples and Monsanto Enhanced Security with RadiantOne
Don’t miss Firdaus Modak of Staples and Jonathan Webb of Monsanto speaking about their successes with RadiantOne on Wednesday, November 30, from 10:15-11 AM in Augustus 1:
- Staples had a complex authentication challenge, so its identity team used RadiantOne to aggregate identity stores, remap user identities to enable authentication for LDAP and PAM applications, and enable ODSEE dynamic groups to appear as static groups to certain inflexible consuming applications.
- Monsanto was moving to the cloud and needed to consolidate identity sources. With RadiantOne, they delivered identity and context to all of their applications for authorization. Using HDAP, they distributed information globally, improving security and performance without the need for custom coding.
Be sure to visit the Radiant Logic booth at the Gartner IAM conference to get a demo of RadiantOne, Radiant’s groundbreaking federated identity platform, based on model-driven virtualization.
About Radiant Logic
As the market-leading provider of federated identity systems based on virtualization, Radiant Logic delivers simple, logical, and standards-based access to all identity within an organization. The RadiantOne federated identity service enables customizable identity views built from disparate data silos, driving critical authentication and authorization decisions for WAM, federation, and cloud deployments. Fortune 1000 companies, including General Electric, Wells Fargo, Monsanto, NBC Universal Media, and Intel, rely on RadiantOne to deliver quick ROI by reducing administrative effort, simplifying integration, and building a flexible infrastructure to meet changing business demands. For more information, visit www.radiantlogic.com.