Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Centralized Access Control to Diverse Applications
Changes in the ways people are working have increased the pressure on organizations to access to their information assets anytime, anywhere. Employees are increasingly using non-desktop devices for work. Information assets now reside on the cloud, often outside of IT control. This requires separate access management that does not scale well. In addition, users are bringing their own applications to the workplace—often on their own devices—creating even greater problems. Through a hypervisor managed cloud it is now possible to simplify cross platform access to applications by centralizing management. Access to any SaaS, Web or Windows applications can be achieved through an Application Catalog that will deliver to end-users, on the device of their choice, on-demand connectivity.
Cross platform management centralizes policy-driven security controls, integrating with enterprise directory environment that enables access to virtualized applications.
From one central platform, IT can manage all SaaS, Web and Windows applications and view their usage. End users gain easy, on-demand access via their preferred devices.
A central Application Manager provides a cloud-identity platform for managing secure access to every SaaS application, regardless of the technology on which it was deployed. The identity access management (IAM) technology in unifies silos into a single identity, leveraging enterprise directories and enabling organizations to define access through enterprise polices. This increases the security, control and accountability for access to all information assets. Managers will gain control over user-access policies and can integrate into their existing workflow systems. Users gain on-demand access to all applications through an easy-to-use application catalog, a single Web-based workspace as result of a single secure login.
A unified cross-platform capability is a giant step in the direction of simplification of secure access to a wide range of applications. This is particularly useful when applied to mobile applications where access privileges can be distributed to individuals from a central console. Such arrangement will make the deployment of a diversity of mobile devices feasible while maintaining control over access privileges.