EmpowerID Extends Enterprise Security to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud

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EmpowerID Releases Office 365 Manager for Delegated Administration, Single Sign-On, Provisioning, and Access Governance

Office 365 Manager empowers users, reduces the workload on IT, and adds robust audit controls to the management of Office 365

EmpowerID, the leader in workflow-based Identity and Access Management (IAM), today announced the release of Office 365 Manager, a new module that enables organizations to extend their existing on-premise security and audit control model to the Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Cloud.

Organizations are rapidly adopting Microsoft Office 365 to streamline platform management, to boost user productivity and to reduce the cost of IT operations. Office 365, however, presents challenges for IT security professionals because it offers only basic audit controls and a limited ability to delegate administrative tasks. The release of EmpowerID’s new Office 365 Manager provides organizations with the first and only Identity and Access Management solution that applies existing security practices for on-premise Active Directory and Exchange to the management of Office 365 in the Cloud.

“Customers report that the key challenge to adopting Office 365 for their enterprises is the inability to provide the secure delegation and flexible administration that they use for their behind the firewall systems. Office 365 Manager addresses a key shortcoming of Office 365 which runs on Azure Active Directory and lacks a hierarchical structure that forces the placement of all users, groups, mailboxes and contacts in a single location. By extending the existing structure of a customer’s on-premise Active Directory, LDAP, or HR system to Office 365, Office 365 Manager can securely delegate responsibilities by role, department, business unit and location. Office 365 Manager empowers users, reduces the workload on IT, and adds robust audit controls to the management of Office 365,” said Patrick Parker, CEO of EmpowerID.

With Office 365 Manager's Single Sign-On capabilities, employees can continue to use their existing Active Directory username and password when logging in to Outlook, OWA, Lync, and SharePoint after they have been migrated to the Office 365 cloud.

The Top 10 features and benefits in EmpowerID's new Office 365 Manager:

1.    Role-Based Delegated Administration to Reduce IT Staff Workload
2.    Automated Provisioning and Sync for Better Productivity and Security
3.    Dynamic Group Management for Improved Group Security
4.    Single Sign-On for Ease of Use
5.    Multi-Factor Authentication for Improved Access Security
6.    Mobile Device Security (BYOD) To Properly Secure Mobile Device Access
7.    Self-Service Password Management to Reduce Help Desk Workload
8.    Shopping Cart Style Self-Service to Automate Request Fulfillment and Audit Tracking
9.    Access Recertification and Audit Reporting For Better Access Governance
10.     Mailbox and Folder Permission Audit, Management, and Self-Service For Improved Productivity and Governance

EmpowerID’s Office 365 Manager flexibility sets a new standard for creating a seamless user experience for employees, IT staff and auditors seeking a consistent method for accessing and managing Office 365. It can be run as a standalone product or used in conjunction with third party federation or provisioning products to manage Office 365. It also integrates with the entire EmpowerID suite of Manager modules to manage all of an organization’s on-premise and cloud directories and applications.

About EmpowerID

EmpowerID is the all-in-one Identity Management and Cloud Security platform designed for people. Globally managing millions of identities in diverse enterprises, EmpowerID offers comprehensive provisioning, single sign-on and access governance coupled with an industry leading user experience. Built on a single codebase for manageability and scalability, EmpowerID ships with a powerful API, a visual workflow designer, and over 400 ready-to-use workflows for rapid deployment. Visit http://office.365.empowerid.com or http://www.empowerID.com for more information or call +1 (877) 996-4276.

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