Securing Your Hybrid Identity Environment

Gain a complete picture of the risk exposure for your entire identity environment—both Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.

Recent attacks (for example, the SolarWinds exploit) have shown that a compromise of on-premises Active Directory (AD) can be parlayed into harsh security consequences in cloud-based Azure Active Directory. Rarely are AD teams equipped to detect and remediate indicators of exposure (IOEs) or indicators of compromise (IOCs) on AAD, and often AAD practitioners do not have the AD visibility or expertise necessary to thwart attacks that start there.

As much as enterprises desire to move to the cloud, the reality is that most will be operating in a hybrid identity scenario for the foreseeable future. It is simply not feasible to abandon on-premises assets for a wholesale shift to the cloud. Consequently, the move to the cloud is more of an evolution than a revolution. Unfortunately, key aspects of securing a hybrid identity system are often overlooked.

Operating in a hybrid identity scenario usually involves disparate teams securing AD and AAD with separate tools and processes. Hybrid environments also have extremely complex threat landscapes, with hidden interrelations and a glaring lack of visibility into the security implications on-prem AD has on AAD, and vice versa.

Simplify protecting hybrid identity environments with Directory Services Protector for Azure Active Directory

A complete view of hybrid identity security risks helps defend against cyberattacks

The optimal approach to securing a hybrid AD environment:

  • Provides a single view of IOEs and IOCs in both on-prem AD and cloud-based AAD in a single tool
  • Generates a risk profile, mapped to appropriate frameworks (such as the MITRE ATT&CK framework) and regulations for the entire hybrid AD environment
  • Makes configuring security settings and remediating unwanted changes easy for both
  • Fully automates, optimizes, and specializes AD and AAD recovery after a cyberattack
  • Proactively and perpetually assesses the hybrid AD security stance to combat subsequent attacks
  • Easily plugs into and enhances your enterprise security and governance program

“Taking a hybrid identity approach requires dealing with a much broader permission model. To do so effectively, organizations must establish strong governance—putting security first is always a must.”

Doug Davis | Senior Product Manager

Learn how to secure your hybrid AD environment

“Great product for peace of mind when protecting your Active Directory.” 

—Microsoft Systems Engineer, Infrastructure & Operations, $500M+ Services Company 

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