Service Type:Hosting Service
Business Need:Identity Management, Privacy, E-mail Hosting and Management, Cloud Migration
Works With:Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2, Microsoft Office 365, Windows... (more)
IAM Cloud are the creators of Federate 365 for Office 365. Federate 365 removes the need for on-premises servers normally required for Federation, making Office 365 deployment quick and simple.
With Federate 365, customers no longer need to implement on-premises ADFS or Dirsync servers to provide Federation for Office 365. Hosted fully in Windows Azure in the same data centers as Office 365, Federate 365 provides the same federated experience for users as an on-premises deployment.
This means that Federate 365 removes many of the single-points-of-failure that exist in an on-premises deployment. For example, if ADFS is implemented on-premises, all authentication for Office 365 has to happen on-premises, regardless of where the user is trying to authenticate to Office 365 (from home, tablet, mobile etc). This puts a huge reliance on the on-premises infrastructure, as if any one of a number of components were to fail, authentication to Office 365 would also fail. Typically, to make an on-premises deployment highly available is a very time consuming and costly exercise, as customers have to consider redundancy in internet connections, network infrastructure, federation servers, federation proxy servers, hardware load balancers etc
Additionally, Federate 365 also removes many of the restrictions of an on-premises deployment, such as UPN matching, multiple AD domain/forest configurations and multiple Office 365 tenancy setups.
Federate 365 also has a number of additional and unique offerings and features including Hybrid Deployments, Federate 365 Alumni and Federate 365 SSO.
Federate 365 has not been reviewed by any customers.
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