Censornet introduces integrated IDaaS to enhance context-based security

Censornet is introducing integrated identity as a service (IDaaS) into its intelligent cybersecurity platform. The launch strengthens its offering to organizations and gives them total control over user access through integration with its established Web Security, Cloud Application Security (CASB), Email Security and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions.

The integration of IDaaS with Censornet’s intelligent security platform enables powerful rules that govern who, when and from where access to what applications is granted. Unlike standalone IDaaS solutions, Censornet’s offering connects natively with its full suite of web, cloud application security, email security and MFA products. As a result, organizations can quickly and simply apply identity-aware, context-based security to their whole ecosystem, without having to manage multiple vendors and attempt to manually integrate solutions.

“The pandemic sounded the death knell for the traditional perimeter. Today, context is the new perimeter, and identity is the killer context,” said Ed Macnair, CEO at Censornet. “With our autonomous security, we protect mid-market organizations faster and smarter than humanly possible. The integration of IDaaS into our intelligent platform helps organizations support Zero Trust initiatives on their journey towards SASE, where identity is more important than ever.”

By integrating IDaaS with CASB and MFA, Censornet’s IDaaS offering lets organizations automatically authenticate users based on the richest possible contextual information, all while enabling single sign-on (SSO). This removes the risk of weak or reused passwords being used across corporate applications, replacing passwords entirely with more secure tokens and assertions. An added benefit of single sign-on is improved employee productivity, and the elimination of support costs associated with password resets.

Censornet’s integrated IDaaS gives organizations full assurance that every single action is tied to a specific identity – from access to files and data through to enabling downloads from cloud-based applications.

Macnair continued: “While the market has many standalone IDaaS offerings, our integrated solution ensures automated identity checks are based on highly granular data drawn from across the security ecosystem. Just as importantly, our native integration in a single platform means stretched security teams don’t have to manually weave IDaaS into third-party systems – they can simply set their own rules, then plug and play.”

Key IDaaS facts:

  • Censornet’s IDaaS eliminates the use of passwords.
  • Censornet’s IDaaS extends a user’s identity from an enterprise directory, such as Active Directory (AD) or Azure AD, across numerous cloud applications.
  • IDaaS is based on federated identity standards such as SAML, which passes XML assertions (or messages) rather than credentials, to authenticate users.
  • IDaaS supports all modern authentication initiatives including FIDO Alliance standards.
  • Censornet’s IDaaS includes a unique Identity Broker that can support multiple identity providers and other trusted sources of identity for flexible integration and inclusion in the widest range of existing environments.
  • Customers can purchase IDaaS as an integrated module with Censornet’s autonomous security platform or as a standalone product.
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