Benefits of Active Directory
Single sign-on to any cloud and on-premises web app
Azure Active Directory provides secure single sign-on to cloud and on-premises applications including Microsoft Office 365 and thousands of SaaS applications such as Salesforce, Workday, DocuSign, ServiceNow, and Box.
Easily extend Active Directory to the cloud
Connect Active Directory and other on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory in just a few clicks and maintain a consistent set of users, groups, passwords, and devices across both environments.
Works with iOS, Mac OS X, Android and Windows devices
Users can launch applications from a personalized web-based access panel, mobile app, Office 365, or custom company portals using their existing work credentials and have the same experience whether they’ve â€™re working on iOS, Mac OS X, Android and Windows devices.
Protect sensitive data and applications
Enhance application access security with unique identity protection capabilities that provide a consolidated view into suspicious sign-in activities and potential vulnerabilities. Take advantage of advanced security reports, notifications, remediation recommendations and risk-based policies to protect your business from current and future threats.
Protect on-premises web applications with secure remote access
Access your on-premises web applications from everywhere and protect with multi-factor authentication, conditional access policies, and group-based access management. Users can access SaaS and on-premises web apps from the same portal.
Reduce costs and enhance security with self-service capabilities
Delegate important tasks such as resetting passwords and the creation and management of groups to your employees. Providing self-service application access and password management through verification steps can reduce helpdesk calls and enhance security.
Enterprise scale and SLA
Azure Active Directory Premium offers enterprise-grade scale and reliability. As the directory for Office 365, it already hosts hundreds of millions of users and handles billions of authentications every day. The high availability service is hosted in globally distributed datacenters in 17 regions, with worldwide technical support that provides a 99.9% SLA.