The Risks and Rewards of Security, Identity, and Access Integration
IT professionals face serious challenges in reducing costs and increasing productivity of their infrastructure solutions while addressing the needs of a mobile workforce, changing regulatory requirements, and evolving threats. As a result, customer demands are driving the industry to a new stage of development--the convergence and integration of IT security, identity, and access management. Convergence offers significant benefits, but also raises potential risks. In this session, we explore the trends driving convergence, outline a vision for identity-centric protection and access, discuss the trade-offs involved, and demonstrate how Microsoft products can be used to implement parts of the vision.