Information exists almost everywhere in an organization — on servers, laptops, desktops, removable devices, and in emails. Users need access to this information from everywhere, to share it where appropriate, and to achieve maximum productivity with the assets they have. However, in such an environment, confidential information can leak and result in the loss of intellectual property, reduced productivity, and increased business costs: all of which can result in an inability to meet growing regulatory requirements.
In addition, organizations need to provide efficient and secure access to their internal applications and data for external entities, such as business partners, customers, and mobile employees. Users need to access diverse systems and resources on the corporate network, from different types of devices.
Microsoft has fundamentally changed the approach to identity and access management with its Identity & Access Management and Information Protection Solutions.