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Avatier Corporation Introduces a New IAM System

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Avatier for Teams always-on-access makes it easy to sustain employee teamwork by real-time identity protection on any security program.

FREMONT, CA: Avatier Corporation, a leading provider of Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) cloud services provided as a container, recently announced Avatier for Teams' introduction, a new Identity Access Management (IAM) system that works inside Microsoft Teams to provide safe access, wherever employees want to function. Avatier for Teams modernizes the workforce by offering unified, secure connections to cloud and business services without deploying new applications.

"We have been aggressively rolling out our Identity Anywhere platform to offer a common, easy-to-use identity management interface no matter how you access enterprise assets. Following our SSO releases for mobile devices and Chrome, Teams was the next logical platform since Microsoft is one of the leading providers in the collaboration market," said Nelson Cicchitto, founder and CEO, Avatier. "Since Avatier is the first Identity-as-a-Container platform, it's readily portable as well as hyper-scalable, providing a native, secure login solution that can run anywhere."

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft Teams became the leading teamwork network, surpassing 115 million average users a day in October and raising 49 billion dollars in annual revenue. When more companies standardize teams, CIOs and CISOs search for innovative ways to ensure safe teamwork for home-based staff and remote users. Avatier for Teams offers an advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) approach and universal support for secure identity verification and access governance for any program.

Avatier for Teams always-on-access makes it easy to sustain employee teamwork by real-time identity protection on any security program. Avatier for Teams reduces the difficulty of adding identity management tools by using the Teams platform to save deployment and overhead administration.

"With the increase in hybrid models of work, Microsoft Teams has grown in importance as a hub for teamwork," said Mike Ammerlaan, Director of Microsoft 365, Ecosystem Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "Since Avatier is natively integrated with Teams, Identity Management becomes a collaborative experience while deployment and administration of your identity management and SSO solution are simplified and controlled from within Teams."

As part of Avatier's Identity Everywhere, Avatier for Teams secures any identity within an organization, providing services such as:

Single Sign-On: Avatier's Single Sign-On (SSO) provides safe connections to current directory members and communities to simplify provisioning and de-provisioning. SaaS License Analytics tracks seat assignments and licenses spending to improve efficiency and reduce licensing costs by 30 percent.

Self-service community management: Avatier for Teams unlocks Microsoft Azure self-service membership requests with push notification for workflow approval. Users may request to erase, rename and control all community ownership within Teams.

Universal Workflow Approval: Unlike other IGA implementations, Avatier for Teams is often linked, offering push updates and instant feedback to personnel requests for positions, access, properties, or change control, including approval/deny.

Team Certification Campaigns: Access governance continues to be fulfilled by empowering managers to accept, reject or authorize exceptions to asset access or reassign certifications to another employee, and audit approvals to simplify IGA certification and evaluations.

Password Management: Self-Service Password Management with Multifactor Authentication (MFA) improves flexibility by minimizing downtime waiting for reset passwords. Avatier's Password Policy Manager enforces organizational password policy to preserve strong passwords in all networks.

Lifecycle Control: To help lifecycle management, Avatier for Teams provides self-service access requests such that data assets can be granted, disabled, or removed either in real-time or as planned activities.

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