According to Microsoft, Microsoft Entra is a family of products that encompasses all identity and access capabilities. Within the Entra family are products such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Entra Verified ID, Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, Microsoft Entra Workload Identities and Microsoft Entra Identity Governance. In this article, we will share everything you need to know about Microsoft Entra.
Microsoft Entra is also a powerful security access management platform by Microsoft, which makes it easy for system and security admins to manage anything that has to do with access to the Microsoft cloud.
Brief Description of the Products Within the Entra Family
There are five main products within the Entra family:
Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
This is the identity management product of Microsoft and it’s used for managing users, applications and security across cloud services. Azure AD safeguards your organization with the identity and access management solution that connects people to their apps, devices, and data. To learn more about this, click here.
Microsoft Entra Verified ID
This is the identity management platform that was built on top of Azure AD. It’s a managed verifiable credentials service based on open standards. Quickly onboard employees, partners, and customers Digitally validate identity information to ensure trustworthy self-service enrollment and faster onboarding.
Microsoft Entra Permissions Management
This is a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution that provides comprehensive visibility into permissions assigned to all identities. For example, over-privileged workload and user identities, actions, and resources across multi-cloud infrastructures in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Permissions Management detects, automatically right-sizes, and continuously monitors unused and excessive permissions. useful for any organization that is running a multi-cloud strategy.
Microsoft Entra Workload Identities
The Microsoft Entra Workload Identities solution helps secure identities for digital workloads, such as apps and services. Control their access to cloud resources with risk-based policies and enforcement of least-privileged access. Workload identities are identities granted to apps or services that need to access and communicate with other services.
Microsoft Entra Identity Governance
The Microsoft Entra Identity Governance solution simplifies operations, meets regulatory requirements, and consolidates multiple point solutions with a complete solution across on-premises and cloud-based user directories. It automatically ensures that the right people have the right access to the right apps and services at the right time. It also automatically creates user identities and roles in the apps users need to access and maintain and remove user identities as status or roles change.
Microsoft Entra is a very useful tool for access management and if you want to reduce your security and compliance cost significantly by about 60% then Microsoft Security is the way to go.
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