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Active Directory Migration & Consolidation

Incompatible Directories

Many enterprises have several incompatible or separate directories that underpin their corporate application access and security systems.

Secure synchronisation of key attributes across these directories can result in significant time savings, enhanced security and efficiencies.

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Essential Directory Synchronisation Tool

Our easy directory synchronisation tool provides a centrally managed service via which you can keep content in different directories, resource databases – even spreadsheets – in step with each other.

Virtually all LDAP directories, cloud directories and databases can be synchronised.

Our tool does not itself become the main directory and it doesn’t create a central, master directory.  It simply synchronises directory information, so there’s no issues over politics or security, or maintaining yet another directory!

It’s also incredibly easy to configure and can save months of effort in say, building a global directory, using Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory Connect tool (formerly DirSync) and other 3rd party tools.

You can also it in combination with other tools like Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) and Azure AD Sync Services.

By keeping disparate directories in sync with each other you can:

  • Allow a smooth AD consolidation without time-pressures
  • Support hybrid Exchange environments
  • Do cloud to cloud directory sync between any combinatios of systems (Google, Microsoft etc).
  • Drive the provisioning (& deprovisioning) of AD accounts from the Human Resources Department
  • Enable same password logon for legacy apps that don’t support single sign on (SSO)
  • Allow multiple geos/locations to manage their own directories.

Features

The IT Pro’s favourite dirsync tool

By keeping disparate directories in sync with each other you can:

  • Allow a smooth AD consolidation without time-pressures
  • Support hybrid Exchange environments
  • Provision AD accounts from HR systems
  • Securely embrace cloud technology without being ‘held back’ by legacy on-premises applications
  • Enable same password logon for legacy apps that don’t support single sign on (SSO).

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Features

Synchronise most directories and databases

  • Cloud Based: Office 365 (O365) Exchange (and Office 365-Office 365!)
  • LDAP Based: Active Directory, ADAM/AD LDS, Microsoft Exchange 5.5/2000/2003/2007/2010/2013, Novell NDS/eDirectory, OpenLDAP, Oracle Internet Directory, SunONE/iPlanet Directory, Zimbra, Apple OpenLDAP, CommuniGate Pro, Google, iMail, Lotus Notes/Domino, Mimecast, ViewDS and other LDAP based products.
  • Custom: Groupwise, Office 365 (O365) Exchange
  • SQL: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, Postgres, SQLite and and other database products that use ODBC drivers.
  • Text: LDIF, CSV

Why do you need a directory synchronisation tool?

Secure, Inter-company Updates

Provisioning User Accounts

Hybrid Exchange Services, Contingency & Co-Existence

Maintaining a Common Domain Name

Secure, Inter-company Updates

For large organisations that have disparate messaging systems, or communicate regularly with ‘partner’ organisations, keeping inter-domain directory services up-to-date can be challenging.

Secure, Inter-company Updates

For example companies often won’t agree to a single schema or allow write access to their directories. Now you can eliminate these issues: each party keeps their own directory, and automatically synchronise the relevant data. Where encrypted messaging is used, you can also synchronise Public Keys.

Provisioning User Accounts

Each time an employee is added to your HR or ERP database (e.g. PeopleSoft, Sage Group, Kronos, SAP, Oracle, ABRA, ADP), UnitySync can automatically propagate their details into Active Directory (AD) in order to provision an account on-premises or in Office 365.

Provisioning User Accounts

You can also update other business systems such as a PABX system or company phone book (white pages).

Similarly user accounts can be amended, disabled or deleted when employee records are updated.

This is vital, as failing to de-provision a user account in AD in a timely fashion when a member of staff leaves can create a huge security risk.

Hybrid Exchange Services, Contingency & Co-Existence

By using our synchronisation tool you can ease Exchange migrations and long-term co-existence.

Hybrid Exchange Services, Contingency & Co-Existence

By using our synchronisation tool you can ease Exchange migrations and long-term co-existence of say, onsite and hosted (Office 365) services, by synchronising AD domains, or multiple AD Forests (and enabling cross forest migrations).

You can also use it to create ‘Mail Enabled User Objects’ in a separate AD Forest that can be activated as an emergency server.

Maintaining a Common Domain Name

Sometimes it’s useful to standardise on a corporate email address but still have multiple ‘internal’ domains, e.g. following a takeover, merger or acquisition.

Maintaining a Common Domain Name

Our Swap Proxy function can be used to update Exchange primary email addresses for the ‘outside world’, switching the old address into the secondary or‘proxy’ address list. Other approaches to handling email address unification are also available.

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