To provide a unified authentication framework and seamless single sign-on for its 17,000 located in 77 territories.
Mazars is a world leading audit, accounting and consulting group with more than 17,000 employees in 77 countries. As a large, globally distributed organization, it is crucial that Mazars is able to provide an IT environment which is able to support and encourage collaboration across all of its territories. With the wider adoption of cloud services, including Office 365, Mazars’ traditional, on-premise approach to identity management was no longer able to provide a solution.
Mazars’ needed a solution which would provide a unified authentication framework and a seamless single sign-on experience for its users, regardless of user location or type of application. The solution would need to be able to work with Mazars’ global authentication environment, hiding the complexity of multiple directories from end-users. Furthermore, the system would need to have a small technical footprint in order to make deployment across all 77 territories viable.
Deploy to deliver industry leading federated single sign-on platform and provide a single staff user directory delivered under ProofID’s IAM Managed Service framework.
ProofID worked with Mazars to deploy a solution based upon PingFederate, the industry leading federated single sign-on platform. PingFederate’s enterprise features and adherence to standards meant that a single resilient cluster deployed in Mazars’ Azure tenancy was able to provide federated authentication and single sign-on for all of Mazars’ users across all tenancies. Delivered under ProofID’s methodology driven IAM Managed Service framework, the rollout has been streamlined to the extent that a new territory can be integrated within a matter of a few hours; currently the solution has been extended to 35+ territories, allowing those users single sign-on to Mazars’ core applications, both SaaS and on-premise.
The solution is enhanced by ProofID’s White Pages application, which uses directory aggregation and user provisioning technology to provide a single staff user directory, which can be used to locate and contact colleagues from across the global Mazars family, significantly enhancing cross-territory productivity. The built-in user self-service capabilities ensure that user data is kept up to date and accurate.
Better communication for a highly distributed workforce and improved security. With