One Identity has announced the availability of its Active Roles and Password Manager products in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model. In addition, a new SaaS-delivered solution, Starling CertAccess, which delivers access request and access certification to help organisations leverage Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory (AAD) in the enterprise, has been announced as well.
These SaaS offerings are hosted, managed and operated within the One Identity Cloud, delivering optimal flexibility to organisations so they can start their identity-centric security journey. They are also ISO 27001 certified, to deliver credible third-party validation, ensuring that each solution is optimally secure.
“Today, identities lie at the centre of an organisation’s strategy to protect what matters most, and with requirements evolving rapidly, security professionals need to have options in order to remain cyber resilient,” said Bhagwat Swaroop, president and general manager of One Identity. “Our vision to deliver solutions in an easy-to-deploy and consume model, where new functionality can simply be exposed to step up to new or more advanced use cases, aligns closely to how we see the market developing and how we see our customers preparing for the future.”
Many organisations have been forced to implement limited and siloed SaaS solutions that lack the governance power and administrative workflow flexibility of established on-prem solutions. However, this approach often makes it difficult for organisations to execute governance practices and manage the access of users across their hybrid AD/AAD environment.
“Controlling user access is critical to security, yet many companies are forced to compromise on their governance programmes if they choose to implement required functionality from the cloud due to the limited capabilities of most SaaS solutions,” said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst of KuppingerCole Analysts AG. “This expansion of One Identity’s On Demand portfolio to now include hybrid AD management and security, password management, and governance microservices provides organisations with a modern, cloud-based approach for delivering Access Request capabilities.”
By enabling employees to easily and consistently request access in AD and AAD, and for the line-of-business to certify that access, Starling CertAccess ensures users have the right amount of access without leaving credentials vulnerable – with all the assurance that it is right. Starling CertAccess augments the user and group administrative power of Active Roles and Active Roles On Demand to streamline critical hybrid AD IGA tasks – from access request, to fulfilment, and certification.
“With 95% of Fortune 1000 companies relying on AD and AAD to manage their user access, these environments have become a natural starting point for Zero Trust,” said Bhagwat Swaroop, president and general manager of One Identity. “However, the limitations of native tools and the lack of built-in IGA functionality make it challenging for IT teams to achieve the visibility and control that organisations require. With Starling CertAccess and Active Roles On Demand, organisations can take immediate advantage of SaaS-delivered IGA capabilities to put them on the path to achieving the right Zero Trust model for their business.”