Microsoft is growing and integrating its identity management tools into a unified product family called Microsoft Entra. Entra consists of three core pillars of identity tools – Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM), and a decentralized identity platform. Entra is designed to work across any cloud provider and on-premises environments. Two of the first new Entra tools are Microsoft Entra Permissions Management and Microsoft Entra Verified ID. The Permissions Management tool monitors unused and excessive permissions across cloud platforms. Verified ID provides decentralized and portable identity controls. Details on Microsoft Entra can be found here
Why This Matters
- Microsoft is creating new identity solutions that are cross-cloud and offer services not available from any other major cloud provider.
- The Entra family is designed to advance overall identity management with a new focus on reducing attack surfaces and unused credentials.
- Entra is going to be a major focus for Microsoft and the foundation for most companies working in the Microsoft clouds.