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One Identity and Microsoft team up on zero trust initiative
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
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One Identity, a specialist in unified identity security, has joined forces with Microsoft to deliver zero trust through a collaboration between both enterprises.

Zero trust has become a more prevalent security strategy in the last two years due to the increase of remote and hybrid working. The industry has also found that many organisations have made a mass migration to cloud, resulting in a significant increase in breaches and security risks.

To tackle this issue, One Identity and Microsoft have implemented a set of solutions addressing zero trust which assumes that every enterprise has already been or will be compromised by malicious threat actors.

“A fundamental component of a Zero Trust model is that we must assume that attackers will get in. The strategy starts with the premise that everything cannot be protected. Setting up security models is not enough; companies need to be on constant alert and proactively maintain their Zero Trust strategy,” says Chris Wood, Vice President and General Manager, APJ for Quest and One Identity.

On the recent Better Together podcast David Totten, Microsoft’s CTO of Global Partner Solutions explained that for Microsoft, zero trust is a proactive, very intentional integrated approach to multi layers of security.

He said, "We want everybody to have access to their information wherever they are, particularly with people working remotely or from different offices. What that does is it increases the threat to vector ratio, creating a never-ending stream of entry points."

A recent global survey conducted by One Identity has found that zero trust is a main security priority for most organisations, with 75% recognising zero trust as being critically or very important to bolstering their overall cybersecurity posture.

However, only 14% report that they have fully implemented a solution, while another 39% of organisations have begun to address zero trust, and an additional 22% noted that they plan to implement zero trust over the course of this year.

“One Identity has confidence in the security models that Microsoft have already incorporated in the Azure platform; therefore, we are able to innovate on top of that and expand our reach. And with the widespread adoption of Azure, these innovations can be made available to our customers quicky. We are partnering with Microsoft to help customers across Australia implement a strong Zero Trust strategy.”

Totten says, “Microsoft is grateful we have partners like One Identity that help us define, with our customers, that bouncing ball of access and identity throughout all of those services to make sure that we can maintain the zero trust position. We rely on partners like One Identity to execute similar strategies with us.”

As security threats pounce on vulnerabilities, such as relaxed user permissions and disparate identities, identity security is top of mind for IAM leaders as they seek solutions to stave off breaches and grapple with enabling zero trust. Thousands of enterprises rely on the combined solution of Microsoft Active Directory/Azure AD with One Identity Active Roles to enhance security, deliver efficiency and mitigate risk for their business.

One Identity and Microsoft have been partners for more than 20 years, bringing cyber resiliency to the market for our joint customers. Together with Microsoft Azure, customers leverage One Identity to secure, manage and govern identities and access management.

One Identity delivers unified identity security solutions that help customers strengthen their overall cybersecurity posture and protect the people, applications, and data essential to business. The company's Unified Identity Security Platform brings together best-in-class Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), Access Management (AM), Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Active Directory Management (AD Mgmt) capabilities to enable organisations to shift from a fragmented to a holistic approach to identity security.

One Identity and Microsoft have been partners for over 20 years, bringing cyber resiliency to the market for our joint customers. Together with Microsoft Azure, our customers leverage One Identity to secure, manage and govern identities & access management.