Kantega SSO Enterprise Apps

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Flora Schremser

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The Atlassian ecosystem is currently undergoing a transformation from self-hosted solutions to cloud solutions hosted by Atlassian.

Our partner Kantega SSO is dedicated to Atlassian, Jira and Confluence for Data Center, among others, here it's all about world-class security, identity access management (IAM) and compliance. For the purposes of this blog article, we'd like to tell you more about the Single Sign-on (SSO) Enterprise Apps, what their benefits are, and how you can take advantage of them. But first, let's ask ourselves the important question: Is the cloud really the solution for all enterprises? We'll highlight for you three key points that suggest the data center will be with us for a long time to come and how to respond.

Since Atlassian announced the end of life (EOL) for its server platform, there has been a big push to move Atlassian software to the cloud platform. However, for many customers, moving directly to the cloud is not an option. This is especially true for large enterprises whose infrastructure is not suitable for the cloud. Many companies also have security or compliance policies that prevent them from using cloud solutions. In addition, some companies want to deploy clusters in their own private cloud to maintain control of all data.

In April 2022, Atlassian published a blog titled "The Future of Atlassian Data Center''. Here, Atlassian asserts that Data Center will continue to be the best solution for enterprises that rely on the following business-critical requirements:

  • Performance and scale
  • Security and compliance
  • Infrastructure and operations

Let's take a look at how the Kantega SSO Enterprise Apps, when used in Atlassian Data Center, meet these three requirements above.

What are the advantages of using Kantega SSO Enterprise Apps

Performance and scaling

The apps are deployed to Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo authentication and user management services for organizations of all sizes, in a way that is smooth for system administrators and effortless for users. Developed from the ground up with large and mid-sized enterprises in mind, the Single Sign-on Services on the data center platform are designed for scalability and performance:

  • Industry-standard protocols are supported, designed for large-scale operations.

  • Growing businesses are supported through mergers and acquisitions, for example. Thorough automated testing is performed to ensure solutions are scalable without compromising performance.

  • For existing customers: it is easier to migrate the various products from one server to another data center.

Security and compliance

As a vendor, Kantega SSO specializes in user authentication and IAM, so it's naturally important to ensure security, privacy, and compliance. To ensure that the products meet expectations, internal security policies are constantly being improved.

  • The products offer several security features to ensure that users logging into Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Bamboo via the SSO Solutions are protected.

  • Ensuring that security and reliability are the top priorities.

  • The products are kept up to date with third-party security patches and users are of course informed in a timely manner when security-related updates are offered.

  • Since this is an on-premise-only product, users have full control over where their data is stored and where it is sent.

  • Good to know: No data is collected about user’s configurations, user behavior or patterns until it is 100% assured that this can be done without risk to users. The same is true for system logs.

Infrastructure and operations

It is important to listen to the customer and find out their needs. This way, the architecture can be gradually extended to handle complex infrastructures and a variety of different authentication requirements.

What are these authentication requirements?

  • Utilities that simplify user management even for organizations with thousands of active users.

  • The app is designed to work seamlessly with private cloud deployments, which is a viable option if you want to maintain control over your data.

  • Powerful testing and troubleshooting tools with built-in guidance and practice recommendations reduce the risk of failure when deploying a configuration change.

  • For new customers, the products are easy to set up and configure, even for organizations with complex infrastructure.

Data Center Promise

Since Atlassian announced the EOL for its server platform at the end of 2020, we have been watching the market closely. Although the Atlassian Cloud is growing rapidly, many who previously relied on servers have decided to migrate to the Atlassian Data Center or are planning to do so soon.

The cloud will be an optimal solution for most organizations, but of course the SSO Enterprise Apps will be kept up to date and support will be provided for the Atlassian Data Center.

If you are interested in using the SSO Enterprise Apps and implementing them into your company's internal process flows, contact the ByteSource Experts today!

The following link will take you to the original blog article: https://www.kantega-sso.com/articles/our-dedication-to-data-center?utm_content=161935063&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-69001196

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