EmpowerID brings a shopping cart experience to the Office 365 access request process, allowing users to quickly see the Office 365 mailboxes, SharePoint Azure AD groups, security groups, and distribution groups they
currently have access to and to shop for more—both for themselves and others—all from one page. Users simply search for mailboxes or groups they wish to access and
put them in their cart. When a user is done shopping, they submit their request and the EmpowerID workflow engine determines from your organizational hierarchy and
rules which items need approval, how many approvals are needed, and whom must approve them. Requests are automatically routed to SharePoint site or resource owners and their status is tracked in a
business-user friendly interface. All participants are kept informed by email notifications and all requests, decisions and associated fulfillment actions are
recorded and integrated into an access recertification process.
Access recertification empowers an organization to periodically review and validate who has access to mailboxes
and groups within Office 365 and to ensure that each individual’s access is appropriate. EmpowerID continuously
inventories Office 365 for mailboxes and their permissions, as well as groups and their members. The access review
engine leverages this information so that auditors save time reviewing access privileges by user. Business users can
quickly perform reviews from a web-based interface using their desktop or mobile device to affirm or to deny that the
access granted to the users they manage is appropriate. The access certification functionality is closely integrated
with the IT shopping cart function to provide a closed loop system for access requests and reviews, enabling reviewers
to quickly ascertain how the access was granted, why it was granted, and when it was granted.
The data residing in users' mailboxes can be the most sensitive information in an organization. EmpowerID continuously inventories and monitors the
permissions granted for mailboxes and their key folders to assist in identifying and locking down who has access to it. Flexible workflow approvals
allows users to manage who has access to their mailboxes and subfolders and allows them to request access to shared mailboxes. Auditors and IT security
staff can easily review and report on all access requests and changes.
Gaining visibility over the critical security information and to the changes and activities occurring in your Office 365 Cloud system can be a daunting
task. EmpowerID assists with this by providing intuitive role-specific dashboards that bubble up critical Office 365 information ranging from mailbox
statistics and permissions, group membership changes, status for current and past audits, policy violations, and a wealth of pre-defined statistics and
metrics. IT admins and security officers can quickly identify potential areas of trouble and perform remediation actions as needed. A large number of
out of the box reports cover all aspects of an organization’s security including who has access to what, how was it granted, for how long, and when was
it last certified. Integration with Microsoft SQL Reporting Services provides a rich report designer environment to create any number of custom reports
leveraging the EmpowerID Identity Data Warehouse.