Google Launches Cloud Identity Platform for the Enterprise

“The solution is built on open standards and that means it’s designed for versatile integration with other cloud-based and on-premises directories.”

Google has launched a new Cloud Identity system for the enterprise.Google Launches Cloud Identity Platform for the Enterprise

It’s a single sign-on solution designed to support SAML 2.0, OpenID, and a range of enterprise applications including Box, Salesforce, and SAP SuccessFactors. It offers mobile device management for administrators – both for Android and iOS – and it also lets them do things like implement two-step verification or screen locks, manage Google Chrome usage, or even geolocate devices.

The solution is built on open standards and that means it’s designed for versatile integration with other cloud-based and on-premises directories. That has important security applications: As Google explained in a blog post announcing the solution, the company is “continuing to work with our strong ecosystem of identity partners so that customers can choose the best solutions to meet their requirements across hybrid-deployments.”

Google’s Cloud Identity is available for $4 per user per month for the first year, after which – when a given business has come to see how indispensable it is – the price rises to $6 per user per month. But it can be taken for a test drive first with a 14-day free trial.