Business Benefits of Identity Bridge
Identity Bridge allows for inter-operability between any IdM Platform On-Premise or On-Cloud. In the context of IdM, the challenge for businesses is to close any vulnerability related to infrastructure in cloud or On-Premise. Identity bridge enables real time interaction between On-Premise and Cloud IdM Platforms, strengthening the existing IdM infrastructure. Businesses find themselves in the corner of innovation, fighting technical, integration or cost related challenges.
Identity Bridge helps in curtailing these challenges in the following ways:
The redundant task of dual manual intervention.
Before deciding to move onto cloud, corporate decision makers have no answer to the big question - How to do away with duplicity of simultaneous management of On-Premise IdM and Cloud based IdM platforms.
Enabling creation of IdM Systems to support scaling requirements.
In keeping with the needs of the business, it is impossible for businesses to stop losing out of benefits of cloud. As decision makers are understandably not convinced about managing dual platforms, they do not move beyond On-Premise setup.
Drastically cut down on huge cost associated with application integration.
Negate management of ‘n’ number of cloud-based apps with on premise IdM through Application Integrators. These integrators could run into hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending upon the scale of applications integrated with the primary IdM System.
Identity Bridge aims to bring down complexity of system/App integration. The boundary between On-Cloud IT Systems and On-Premise IT Systems might have become blurred but it is yet to vanish.
The way businesses function is by bringing these two platforms together with the help of integrators. Many CIOs are indecisive in making a decision to avail the benefits of cloud due to existing understandable glitches.
Why an integrated IdM system is the best way forward to optimize hybrid environment? Organizations are seen to be shifting towards a hybrid environment, focusing on retrieving data both from on-premises and the cloud. In such a scenario, an integrated IdM system, such as Identity Bridge, seems to be the best way forward for optimizing the existing on-premise infrastructure, as well as deriving the maximum benefit out of investments into cloud technology. Here’s why: Seamless integration of data, processes and apps: With the use of a hybrid integration solution, any enterprise can easily integrate apps, processes and data in a seamless manner to enable creating a connected environment, filling the gap areas with regards to network divide. This will further help in undertaking tasks related to identity and access management (IAM) in real-time as well. Unification of identities: In a typical IdM system, it has often been seen that unification of identities become a challenge, especially from multiple target sources like Active Directories. This results into creation of duplicate identities. With integration system, like Identity Bridge, a podium is being created to resolve this challenge and ensure that interaction between multiple IAM systems are being undertaken in an automated manner. Optimal utilization of on-premises legacy apps: An integrated IdM system also offers to integrate and leverage the data present in on-premises legacy apps, enabling organization to create an integrated IT strategy using the best of both the worlds – on-premises and cloud services. Secure data gateway: One of the biggest advantages of implementing an integrated IdM system is to create a secure data gateway, which would enable interaction between on-premises apps and cloud-based apps in a protected environment. Integrated identity management systems such as Avancer’s Identity Bridge focuses on implementing various identity management concepts such as password policies, Active Director integration, user roles etc. in a seamless manner between on-premise and cloud IAM setup on a real-time basis. Hosted on AWS Cloud, such an IdM system helps in creating secure communication, data encryption and advantage regarding selection of server location. With the use of an integrated IdM system, hybrid organizations are now finally being able to connect various applications, whether on on-premises or in the cloud, in an integrated and seamless manner, that too, without compromising on the security aspects.