3 Identity Federation Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Identity federation has come a long way, and is constantly shifting gears as cloud (SaaS and IDaaS), social, mobile and the increase in cross-domain access driven by the API economy, are creating challenges for federated Single Sign On architecture.  It is important that organizations understand and navigate the current federation trends, to cope with these challenges.… Continue reading 3 Identity Federation Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Celestix Federated VA Series Simplifies AD FS Deployment for Office 365 in Your Virtualized Environment

Federation is becoming a critical component of our infrastructure in a cloud connected world.  Federation provides many benefits, with primarily providing the ability to leverage your on-premises credentials for your disconnected applications. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is Microsoft’s implementation of the common federation protocols for authentication to cloud, partner, and perhaps even on-premises… Continue reading Celestix Federated VA Series Simplifies AD FS Deployment for Office 365 in Your Virtualized Environment

VPN or DirectAccess? Why not Both!

In my other blog post, I outlined why a DirectAccess solution often can’t completely replace a traditional VPN for secure remote access. As I discussed in that post, DirectAccess is a unique solution designed exclusively for managed Windows clients. It is aimed squarely at large organizations, who need to provide a more secure remote access… Continue reading VPN or DirectAccess? Why not Both!

7 Things Your Boss Should Know About Federation

Federation, Single Sign On, or Web SSO, refer to the concepts and standards around enabling the re-use of your on-premise Active Directory credentials for external and partner applications.  Federation and the associated standards, have been around for quite a while and are mature.  Here are 7 things your boss and you should know about federation… Continue reading 7 Things Your Boss Should Know About Federation

Introducing Celestix SecureAccess Appliance 2.0 for Increased Security

For nearly a decade, Celestix Networks has specialized in making critical Microsoft edge security and remote access workloads easier to configure, implement, and manage. A key component to achieve this goal on our advanced hardware appliance platform is Comet, the web-based management console. Comet presents an easy-to-use consolidated management interface that allows administrators to configure… Continue reading Introducing Celestix SecureAccess Appliance 2.0 for Increased Security