Dave Kearns of KuppingerCole recently published a blog, “Identity – Of,
By, In and For the Cloud ” that highlights nine different permutations of
how identity services, the cloud, and apps can be combined. “Apps can
reside either in the datacenter or in the cloud. They could also reside on
our local device (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) but we’ll simplify
today’s discussion (and leave mobile identity and apps to another day) by
concentrating on these two platforms. Identity services can reside in either
place also. Often, in fact, they’ll reside in both places.” He goes on to
define the difference between identity of the cloud, by the cloud, in the
cloud and for the cloud. The discussion continues in a webinar on March 29
with Dave and Vikas Jain of Intel.
Today, Intel announced (http://intel.ly/LDRT7W) the general availability of
Intel Cloud SSO.
Intel Cloud SSO is a pure cloud-based identity solution from three of the
most trusted names in the industry—Intel, McAfee and Salesforce.com—that
simplifies the cumbersome process of providing users with access to hundreds
of SaaS apps.
A single point of management, control, access & authentication for enterprise
SaaS accounts Secure single sign-on (SSO) to hundreds of SaaS apps, using all
major authentication models (SAML, HTML forms, API) SaaS account provisioning
We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Cloud SSO
IAM-as-a-service today after running it in private beta mode for 2 months
with select customers. See press release here. Intel has partnered with
Salesforce to develop and run this application on Force.com platform (PaaS
from Salesforce). The application offers federation, provisioning and strong
authentication with a built-in SSO portal for easy access to target cloud
How do I learn more about this new service from Intel?
If you have 2 min, then watch the overview video. If you got 10 min, then
also ... (more)
If your company is adopting a cloud-first strategy, you have to be wondering
about how to manage all your user’s identities in the cloud. Intel has
published a new Cloud Identity Buyer’s Guide to help you navigate complex
issues like: what cloud identity management architecture is best for you,
which standards you need to be looking for, how single sign-on works in a
cloud environment, and more. Click here to download your free Cloud Identity
Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 (ECA360) provides an OpenID - SAML bridge
(or converter) that allows users to use OpenID providers such as Paypal to
login into SAML enabled endpoints such as Salesforce and Google Apps.
Watch the screencast in this blog entry posted by Paypal's Ashish Jain.
If you are an Identity Provider (IdP), you can use ECA360 to authenticate
users with different authentication mechanisms - username/password, Paypal
OpenID, other OpenID providers, and even Facebook. On top of this
authentication, you can layer second-factor authentication provided by ... (more)