Last year Microsoft has launched Microsoft Entra. What exactly is Microsoft Entra? MS Entra is a new product family that now includes all Identity and Access Management (IAM) products and services.
The new brand suite is part of the rebranding of a number of large MS suites in a relatively short period of time. At an earlier stage Microsoft has presented the ever-growing Defender suite, the Priva privacy management suite and the Microsoft Purview compliance and governance label. Microsoft Entra has now also been added to this collection.
Managing digital access is not easy. The future is difficult to predict and where new developments are often deployed from a single issue, new needs often arise over the years. Microsoft Entra provides the solution to this problem. By merging the services, there is now a platform where all services are available from the start, but you only use (and pay for) what you need. This means that your changing needs are met quickly.
Microsoft Entra is designed to provide identity and access management, cloud infrastructure management and identity verification all in one. The product group consists of three main pillars:
- Azure Active Directory for managing login environments
- Permissions Management (formerly Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management or CIEM) for managing permissions in Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform
- Azure AD External Identities for managing B2B and B2C connections.
Microsoft Entra works on-premises, as well as in Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and within Microsoft and third-party apps, websites and devices.
The importance of Identity for a good IT environment
Every IT environment starts with Identity. It should therefore be clear that if you do not approach Identity well from the start, your business operations and information security will suffer. Organisations can already make a major improvement by implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Read our blog about Multi Factor Authentication.
No price increases in Microsoft Entra
Although the name has changed, the prices have not. The monthly cost per user or cloud resource remains the same.
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