IBM launches new identity management service to its hybrid cloud environment



IBM released a new identity management solution that simplifies employee access to business applications across a Hybrid cloud environment.

Cloud Identity Connect is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) delivered via the IBM Cloud. The service which helps users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps. The service is enabling single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for web and cloud applications.

Identity management is growing in complexity, driven by the increase in mobile computing and the rise of the IoT. Combine that with the cloud and the transition to cloud-native applications, and the need for simplicity continues to grow.

Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud is the most common usage of the cloud in the enterprise. It adds another layer of complexity, as it often relies on both public cloud and on-premises environments.

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Jason Keenaghan from IBM security said that businesses need to infuse identity everywhere, and that Cloud Identity Connect could help them, without compromising productivity.

IBM Cloud Identity Service provides a more complex suite of identity and access management capabilities, including identity governance and web access management. The MaaS360 UEM provides unified endpoint management (UEM) for mobile devices, boosting SSO capabilities across platforms.

IBM provides free of charge to clients using its own social and collaboration offerings, like IBM Verse and IBM Connections Cloud, as well as partner offerings like Box from IBM.

IBM Cloud Identity Connect will be available on June 15th, accessible through the IBM Cloud Marketplace.