HashiCorp to Collaborate with Microsoft on Secure Remote Access Solution for Azure Active Directory
HashiCorp Boundary Delivers Human-to-Machine Access and Authorization for Zero Trust Security Frameworks in Multi-Cloud Environments
HashiCorp, a leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, announced it has expanded its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a solution to make it easy to securely access services, applications, and hosts anywhere, as part of a zero trust security framework using HashiCorp Boundary and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Combining HashiCorp’s secure remote access solution, Boundary, with Microsoft’s enterprise identity platform, Azure AD, will enable easy access to applications and critical systems. The solution will enable the use of fine-grained authorization policies based on an organization’s trusted identities. HashiCorp and Microsoft are delivering a tight integration between Boundary and Azure AD to offer seamless, automated onboarding for Azure identities, targets, roles, and permissions into a Boundary environment.
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“Security attacks are increasing and becoming more disruptive and costly every year. Compounding this is a growing remote workforce making it more difficult to know ‘who and what’ to trust,” said Armon Dadgar, co-founder & CTO, HashiCorp. “Perimeter based security and traditional privileged access management tools are no longer sufficient in increasingly dynamic cloud environments. The time for zero trust security is now and in collaboration with Microsoft, we are building a secure remote access solution that is at the forefront of cloud security and zero trust.”
The need for secure remote access to dynamic environments is growing rapidly and legacy solutions built around securing access to an organization’s private network are not built to scale effectively in ephemeral, multi-cloud environments. The overhead to manage configurations and access across highly manual security workflows impedes employee productivity and increases the risk of credential sprawl and the likelihood of a breach. This collaboration unites HashiCorp’s modern, simple secure remote access solution with Microsoft’s enterprise identity platform to empower users to quickly and easily access applications and critical systems with fine-grained authorization.
“HashiCorp and Microsoft share a vision about how to improve security posture while expanding access to critical resources and infrastructure in a multi-cloud, remote world. We place a strong emphasis on our relationship with HashiCorp since both companies embrace multi-cloud automation and security with such rigor,” said Sue Bohn, vice president, Identity and Network Access division, Microsoft. “This next stage in this collaboration—focused on secure remote access—expands our commitment to meeting customers where they are and bringing zero trust security to bear in constantly evolving, heterogeneous environments.”
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Across clouds, local datacenters, and low-trust networks, Boundary provides an easy solution to protect and safeguard access to applications and critical systems by leveraging trusted identities without exposing the underlying network. Boundary integrates with trusted identity platforms, such as Azure Active Directory, Okta, Ping, and many others that support OpenID Connect.