Windows Identity and Access Management

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About Windows Identity and Access Management

When it comes to network security, identity and access management is an increasingly important and ever-complicated issue for Windows environments, and IT professionals have a number of tools and techniques at their disposal. There is Microsoft Active Directory for authentication, Forefront Identity Manager for identity management, and of course, a slew of various third-party tools and utilities. This Windows identity and access management topic page features news and expert advice for maintaining a secure Windows network. Here you'll find details on all the latest Microsoft identity management technologies under the Forefront moniker, Active Directory authentication and security tips, and more.