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Netgate integrates pfSense® software with Google Cloud Identity to Simplify User Access to Traditional Apps

The forced march to cloud is underway for every business, government agency and educational institution. But it doesn’t happen seamlessly, or overnight. It takes time for organizations to move apps from on premises data centers to a private or public cloud infrastructure. That introduces complexity for IT, which must ensure secure access for users who need access to apps both in the cloud and on-premises. Things get tricky, cumbersome, and expensive to manage if one set of sign-on credentials and infrastructure are required for on-premise apps and a second set / infrastructure are required for cloud apps.

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Google Cloud Identity - and more specifically, Secure LDAP within - simplifies user access management by allowing on-prem, legacy, LDAP business applications to use the same authentication and identity sync capabilities as that provided for web-based apps. Now users can have a secure SSO authentication experience for all workplace applications and devices. Even better, IT administrators can manage it all in one place.

Not surprisingly, as Google reached out to its customers, they encountered a lot of pfSense users who regularly use LDAP. As a result, Netgate is a top priority partner for Google in its effort to popularize Cloud Identity.

If you’d like to see how to configuring Google Cloud Identity as a pfSense® authentication source, we’ve got it documented for you.

You can also learn more by viewing the Google Cloud Identity blog post.