Announcing our eighth Microsoft Advanced Specialisation: Identity and Access Management

Announcing our eighth Microsoft Advanced Specialisation: Identity and Access Management

Content+Cloud has today achieved another Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Identity and Access Management. This is the eighth such specialisation under our belt – making us one of only 19 Microsoft partners in the UK to hold eight or more Advanced Specialisations. 

Advanced specialisations are only awarded to Microsoft partners who demonstrate a deep knowledge and extensive expertise in a specific area, and this particular specialisation gives our clients the full reassurance that their assets are fully protected against unwanted access.  


What is the Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Identity and Access Management? 

The Identity and Access Management advanced specialisation is awarded to Microsoft partners who evidence their technical abilities in delivering Microsoft identity workloads with Azure Active Directory (AD). 

To achieve this award, partners must hold an active Gold Cloud Platform competency and meet a strict set of criteria in regard to delivering identity and access management services. 

Mike Parker, Head of Technology Enablement at Content+Cloud, said: 

“Achieving the Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Identity and Access Management demonstrates to our clients that Content+Cloud is trusted to manage their identity security needs. 

“Hybrid working has certainly changed the face of business, especially when it comes to cyber security. While cloud-based working presents countless new opportunities for business, it also introduces a number of security risks. 

Identity and access management is essential to protect organisations from the threats associated with the public cloud. Content+Cloud is committed to securing our clients’ assets, and this latest advanced specialisation is evidence that we’re the perfect partner for organisations seeking the assurance of a zero-trust model.” 


Identity and access management in Azure AD 

Identity and access management is an essential measure for managing digital identities and authorisations within cloud services. As organisations continue to move towards hybrid working models, identity and access management has become more important than ever. 

Azure AD protects your business with a unified identity platform, giving you single sign-on, conditional access and multi-factor authentication services. You’ll be able to connect your people securely, no matter where they’re based. 


Our identity and access management services 

Content+Cloud offers a range of 24/7 managed cloud security services, including identity and access management through Azure AD. We have dedicated security operations and network operations centres to monitor and manage a host of security requirements. 

We take a tiered approach to identity and access management, meeting your organisation’s security requirements wherever you may be in your digital transformation journey. This approach includes: 

  • Identity integration in Azure AD 
  • Introducing Azure AD Premium where required 
  • Azure AD Federation Services and Web Application Proxy hardening 


Content+Cloud’s Microsoft partnership 

Content+Cloud has now achieved 16 Gold Microsoft competencies and eight advanced specialisations. 

Our most recent award means we now hold the following advanced specialisations: 

  • Modern Windows Virtual Desktop 
  • Teamwork Deployment
  • Adoption and Change Management 
  • Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure 
  • Threat Protection 
  • Small and Midsize Business Management 
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams 
  • Identity and Access Management 

Learn more about protecting your critical data in the cloud with identity and access management 

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