Cloud NAS Enables Multi-Site Identity Management

Cloud NAS Enables Multi-Site Identity Management

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Creative, engineering, and architectural firms are generating terabytes of content and assets that need to be quickly shared. At such volumes, the constant uploading and downloading required of generic cloud storage solutions begin to inhibit productivity. Network-attached storage (NAS) has been the solution for those in a single office or ... Read More
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Can You Bind Macs with Azure Active Directory?

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There’s a lot of noise in the marketplace about cloud identity management solutions. With organizations making the leap to the cloud with Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, and other solutions, an Identity-as-a-Service solution is a perfect complement. On-prem solutions, such as Active Directory and OpenLDAP, don’t integrate well with a ... Read More
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Can I Move Active Directory to the Cloud?

| | Active Directory, Blog
A question we’ve heard many IT admins ask is, “Can I move my Active Directory to the Cloud?” Admins are seeing the trend of the tech world moving all things to the cloud, and they want to be able to manage them through the cloud as well. Unfortunately, it’s just ... Read More
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Hosted RADIUS

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RADIUS servers are a key part of the identity management and user access control process. Historically, RADIUS has been used to manage network access and networking infrastructure. FreeRADIUS is the most popular open source RADIUS server. Those RADIUS servers have also been used to secure networks through 802.1x port access ... Read More
Hosted FreeRADIUS

Hosted FreeRADIUS

Increasingly, network infrastructure technology is being delivered ‘as-a-Service’, or cloud-hosted. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and similar organizations have pioneered the concept of the network-as-a-service that anyone can easily purchase. More importantly, one can purchase only what’s necessary, adding or reducing when needs change. Efficiency is the new normal. The infrastructure ... Read More
Is Directory-as-a-Service Reliable?

Is Directory-as-a-Service Reliable?

The concept of a cloud-based directory service can be jarring for many. The idea of the legacy Microsoft® Active Directory® or open source OpenLDAP hosted in the cloud conjures a number of scary scenarios: What would happen if the cloud directory were to go down? What would happen if my ... Read More
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Manage WiFi Users

| | Blog, ldap, RADIUS, wifi
Most organizations have moved to wireless networks from the old traditional wired networks. Wireless is easier to manage, more cost-effective, and more agile. Users love WiFi. They can work wherever they want in the building or space, there are no cords, and they can always stay connected. But for IT ... Read More
O365® as your Identity Provider

O365® as your Identity Provider

Many organizations are making the shift to Microsoft® Office 365®. Reasons include: Ability to move their email to the cloud Office suite of software Document sharing and storage Video conferencing Microsoft is bundling a number of their products together beyond just their traditional Office suite to appeal to IT organizations ... Read More
TCO of Active Directory®

TCO of Active Directory®

| | Active Directory, Blog
Historically, IT organizations haven’t focused on the TCO (total cost of ownership) of Active Directory®. Why would they when it was required and the only game in town? OpenLDAP was hardly an alternative to Active Directory, so it really boiled down to a cost of doing business. Since AD was ... Read More
Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPO) Replacement

Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPO) Replacement

Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are a core part of the Microsoft Active Directory® platform. In fact, when GPOs were introduced, they were a significant step-up to the core functionality that directory services provided. So, what exactly are GPOs? They’re scripts and templates that execute policies and tasks on Microsoft ... Read More