Google Workspace management

Managing Google Workspace Groups in the Enterprise

At the core of every environment that is designed to make people productive is the need “under the hood” to be able to establish what users of that environment can do, what they can access, and – in many cases, how they can easily communicate with other users. The long-standing methodology (with a few exceptions…

Microsoft azure

Directories, How Many Are You Really Managing?

Directories, How Many Are You Really Managing? Directories came from a simpler time – one where a single, on-premise directory was enough. But recent shifts in how businesses leverage technology – such as the digital transformation, and the move to cloud-based applications and infrastructure –  have given way to use of SSO (link), concepts like…

webSSO

The Productivity Gap in Single Sign-On – Accuracy In Directory is Key

In my last article, I introduced the merits of using Single Sign-On within your organization. In it, I discussed the possible security gaps that can multiply as you, in essence, extend your on-prem directory service to include multiple directories. And, while there are security benefits for using SSO – centralized policies and administrative work (which…

Active Directory

2018: Changing the “Directory” Definition

Here at Imanami, we’ve spent the last number of years talking about the need to keep Active Directory secure. While still a valid and pertinent message today, a lot of changes in the industry give us pause to consider Active Directory’s role in the larger picture, and to reflect on how the very same group…

Group Lifecycle Management

AD Group Lifecycle Management – Group Attestation

Because of the lack of attention groups get throughout their lifetime, one of the greatest security risks an organization faces is when a group lives too long. Think about it – you have groups that exist today that, despite having a clear understanding of the logic behind its membership, you have zero idea why it’s…

AD Group Lifecycle

Putting Life into Active Directory Group Lifecycle Management

We’ve spent a lot of time and effort on this blog working to educate you on best practices around specific aspects of AD group management, such as roles for delegation, the use of dynamic memberships, defining Active Directory health, and more. All of these blogs are part of a larger view of groups – one…

ROI of Proper AD Management

The ROI of Proper AD Group Management

I recently wrote about the cost of managing Active Directory groups, where a look was taken at how calculating what it truly costs your organization to manage groups within AD. For organizations large and small, the costs (relatively speaking) are material.  And those material costs only revolve around IT reacting to the requested changes made…

Smarter Not Harder

Smarter Not Harder: Better Ways to Manage Groups

In keeping with our mantra of Better Groups, Better Security, we look for great ways you can improve your security through better group management. While the amount of work needed to add a single user to a group takes the smallest of efforts, it’s when you make a conscious effort to improve the security of…