Enterprise Access Gateway
"Identity federation offers particular value to extremely large, decentralized organizations… [or] large communities of trust in which partners provide access to resources for other community members."
Q&A: Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Federation, 2010
17 February 2010
Gregg Kreitzman and Ray Wagner
Companies increasingly require secure access to information hosted in other organizations’ applications to conduct business effectively. Enterprise Access Gateway (EAG), a feature of MAG, transparently delivers this capability for end-users by enabling single sign-on across organizations with mutual trust. EAG allows companies to fulfill the role of Identity Provider by authenticating their users when they logon to systems locally and then linking them with their Service Provider partners, who host applications that have been federated with MAG.
With EAG, companies can leverage the credentials they issue to their employees to enable them to seamlessly access remotely-hosted partner and other third-party applications that have been federated with MAG. Individuals benefit from Web-based single sign-on to reach internal and external applications. Businesses can take advantage of Exostar’s identity-hub architecture to connect once to EAG and securely communicate via a variety of standard identity federation protocols – a cost-effective solution that reduces risk, optimizes productivity of IT and end-user resources, and scales with the addition of users and external applications.
Read how Enterprise Access Gateway benefits BAE Systems.