The Magic Quadrant for Access Management comparing challengers, leaders, niche players, and visionaries.

Microsoft named a Leader in Access Management

Gartner named Microsoft a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Access Management based on our Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. 1, 2

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Identity and Access Management

Holistic

Achieve strong security and more convenience with a solution that can help support all your apps and identities.

Intelligent

Detect anomalous and potentially malicious activities by using cloud-scale, machine-learning algorithms.

Agile

Rely on a solution that manages over 1.2 billion identities and 8 billion authentications daily.

Heterogeneous

Maximize interoperability with a solution built on open standards. We have a growing library of APIs.


Identity and Access Management solutions

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is the most trusted Identity and Access Management solution.

Protect against breaches

Deploy a modern identity platform. Intelligently detect and respond to compromised accounts.

Deploy Zero Trust

Assume every resource is on the open internet. Protect users, devices, apps, infrastructure, and more.

Collaborate securely with partners

Share apps and services with guests from other organizations while maintaining control over corporate data.

Modernize identity

Retain and expand existing infrastructure while gaining the scalability and security of cloud identity.

Provide seamless experiences

Boost IT efficiencies, empower people with self-service, and streamline app discovery and launch.

Securely connect all your tech

Easily connect tools, apps, and services teams use every day and get the most out of Azure AD.

Protect customer access to apps

Provide seamless digital experiences. Customize interactions with apps for greater security and convenience.

Give people control over their identity

Empower people to own their identity. Deliver more trust and privacy with a decentralized identity system.

Microsoft named overall leader in access management

Microsoft leads the way in market, product, and innovation leadership according to KuppingerCole.

Customer stories

Centrica

“By centralizing and streamlining, we can be more confident that the data is in one place, our regulatory compliance can be validated, and everything is properly managed. The solution is easy, quick, and agile.”

Mattress Firm

“Once we deployed Azure AD and set up automated provisioning, the onboarding process sped up significantly… We’ve realized a huge costs savings from this transition—about $500,000 per year in hard dollars, but tons of soft costs saved!”

Walmart

Walmart embraces the cloud and transforms their operations with Azure AD.

LA Clippers

See how this iconic basketball team protected their brand from unauthorized people and gained control over unsanctioned cloud apps with Azure AD and Cloud App Security.


Blogs

Guiding principles of our identity strategy

CVP Joy Chik shares how 2020 has shaped our strategy and the key areas we are focusing on.

Microsoft Security blog

Read about Identity and Access Management on the Microsoft Security blog.

Azure AD Identity blog

See the latest product announcements, case studies, and best practices.

Identity as a Service (IDaaS) leader

Learn why Microsoft was named 2019 overall leader in the Leadership Compass for IDaaS.


Additional resources

Azure AD features and videos

Get up to speed quickly on features and capabilities in Azure AD and learn how to deploy them.

Securing apps with Azure AD

Enable single sign-on across apps quickly and securely. Discover how Azure AD helps manage risk.

Azure AD roadmap

See what’s in development, what’s rolling out, and what’s launched with the Azure AD roadmap.

An identity-driven security approach

Protect identities, including extra protection for privileged identities, monitor access, and get reports.

Your universal platform to manage and secure identities

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