Beyond Identity joins MISA, integrates with Azure Active Directory SSO
The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of MSSPs and independent software vendors (ISVs) that integrate their solutions with Microsoft’s security products, continues to grow.
Indeed, the newest member of MISA is the passwordless authentication company Beyond Identity. The company was nominated for MISA membership based on how its passwordless identity platform uses Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager device management capabilities.
Together, the Beyond Identity platform and Microsoft Endpoint Manager allow businesses to determine whether a device is managed and secure at the time of authentication, the companies noted. In this way, organizations can prevent account takeovers and implement a zero-trust compliant authentication strategy.
Beyond Identity announces Azure Active Directory SSO integration
In addition to joining MISA, Beyond Identity integrated its Secure Work product with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) single sign-on (SSO). Now Secure Work can be used with Microsoft AD Federation Services and Azure AD SSO environments.
Secure Work protects organizations against password-based cyber attacks, Beyond Identity noted. It exploits asymmetric cryptography to bind a user’s identity to their device.
Additionally, Secure Work performs security posture checks on an organization’s devices, Beyond Identity said. It also enables IT and security teams to apply risk-based custom authentication policies with device-level security attributes using operating system query and combine attributes. Microsoft InTune and other mobile device management (MDM) and Endpoint Discovery and Response (EDR) tools.
Previously, Beyond Identity had formed a partnership with Atlas Identity, a UK-based identity and access management (IAM) solutions provider in November 2021. Atlas Identity will resell and provide managed services for Beyond Identity in the UK, the companies said.
In addition, Beyond Identity announced in May 2021 a partnership with Distology, a distributor specializing in IT security in the UK and EMEA. The partnership allows Distology to distribute Beyond Identity’s solutions through its network of IT resellers and MSSPs, the companies said.
To date, Beyond Identity has partnered with technology providers, system integrators, resellers, distributors, MSPs and MSSPs.
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) vs AWS Cloud: MSSP relationships
Meanwhile, MISA – led by Maria Thomson – remains in expansion mode. As of August 2021, MISA had 67 MSSP members who supported 165 managed security services as of August 2021. Additionally, MISA reported that 176 ISVs provided 259 integrations as of July 2021.
Much similar to MISA, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced Level 1 MSSP Competency for AWS Partners in August 2021 as it tries to foster new partnerships with MSSPs and ISVs. AWS Partners can learn this skill to provide AWS security and monitoring as a fully managed service.