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Stop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active Directory

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Executive Summary

Organizations are rushing to SaaS in an effort to move business initiatives along faster than the traditional cycle of implementation, integration and on-going maintenance associated with on-premise applications. But, executives and IT managers are realizing that SaaS adoption is part of a larger set of trends where mobile devices and resident mobile applications are playing a key role (driven in large part by the bring-your-own device upsurge of iOS and Android devices in corporations) and IT managers understand that their deployment environment remains a mix of business critical on-premise and SaaS applications. And lost in the rush to adopt SaaS applications is the cost and complexity of managing an additional identity silo for each new application including integration costs, increased help desk load and lower productivity as users struggle with multiple passwords, password policies and frustrating login interfaces for browsers and client applications on mobile devices.

Centrify integrates essential identity services including authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and audit with software and cloud services that unify user login and identity management across data center, cloud and mobile applications. This unified identity architecture results in one login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Using Centrify DirectControl for SaaS organizations can address password sprawl with single sign-on - and zero sign-on for mobile apps - while also centralizing control over an ever-increasing numbers of SaaS applications. Users get single sign-on and self-service features that let them locate, lock or wipe their mobile devices and also reset their Active Directory passwords. IT gets an easy-to-deploy, cloud-based service for access control and visibility to SaaS application usage which seamlessly integrates into Microsoft Active Directory.

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