On average, enterprises use at least 200 applications. This is why single sign-on (SSO) service providers like Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure) are extremely convenient. SSO service providers ease the burden of keying login credentials to each system individually.
By adding Strong Identity to Microsoft′s authentication system, organizations can prove the identity of the user who’s actually authenticating. This removes the need for a Microsoft username, password, and separate 2FA process which means your downstream SSO connected apps are now as strong as the new, identity-based login. Furthermore, applications such as Windows and MAC login can also be covered, which represent a critical component for organizations.
By removing passwords at any point in time during the authentication process, organizations can mitigate the most significant risk of data breaches. Let’s not forget that 81 percent of all breaches are caused by lost or stolen credentials.