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Microsoft Integration with Duo: Simple, Secure Access to All Microsoft Apps

Organizations can’t rely on traditional perimeter security architecture to secure access to applications in a cloud application and mobile world. Protect access to both on-premises and cloud-based Microsoft applications with Duo’s solutions that verify trust for the workforce and authenticate Microsoft services.

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Duo makes it easy for users to authenticate to the applications they need—without compromising on security. With strong multi-factor authentication (MFA), deep device insights, and powerful policy customization capabilities, Duo verifies that only trusted users and devices are accessing your applications. 

Consistent Secure Access for Microsoft Identities

Key Benefits:

  • Duo never touches the primary authentication method

  • Diverse authentication options to verify existing user identities

  • Native integration with Microsoft Entra ID to support cloud adoption

Regardless of where your identity exists today, Duo adds strong authentication options to verify and protect those identities with adaptive access controls, improving overall user productivity. Duo integrates with Microsoft Entra ID both on-premises and in Azure. This provides seamless integration to protected applications with automatic and self-service enrollment options which result in high user adoption.

Secure Windows Environments

Key Benefits:

  • Secure access to Remote Desktop logins

  • Secure online/offline access to desktop logins

  • Ensure connecting devices are healthy and up to date

Whether you’re running your hosted desktop applications on-premises or planning to move those workloads to the cloud, you need a simple solution to secure your Remote Desktop and local logons. Duo integrates with Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to logins with a solution that balances security and usability. Access policies can be configured to block access to sensitive remote workstations from devices that are out of date or non-compliant with your security requirements. 

Address Device Risk and Set Granular Policies

Key Benefits:

Duo’s native integration with Entra ID Premium policies lets you strengthen security by complimenting Entra Conditional Access.

For some organizations, Active Directory Federation (AD FS) is a pivotal component of bridging together all different AD deployments within an organization and providing consolidated access. Duo easily integrates with Microsoft Entra ID to provide role-based access into any corporate application.

Application Integrations

Duo protects your entire range of Microsoft applications. Learn more about integrations services for apps:

RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

Protect remote access to your computer by integrating Duo’s solution with your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Outlook Web App (OWA)

Safeguard confidential exchanges by integrating Duo’s solution with your Outlook Web App (OWA).

Web Apps

Secure your popular web applications for websites, blogs, and team collaboration from account takeover and data breaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft Integration?

Microsoft Integration services and tools enable seamless connections between on-premises systems and cloud platforms within and beyond the Microsoft ecosystem. Duo integrates effortlessly to secure Microsoft users' access to all integrated applications with a user-friendly authentication experience.

Is Microsoft Entra replacing Azure AD?

Microsoft Entra ID replaces Azure AD, Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, and AAD. Microsoft Entra ID is also one of the products within that family. Duo can still deliver protected, role-based access to your Microsoft applications with Entra ID, regardless of the name change.

What is Microsoft Entra ID governance?

Microsoft Entra ID governance enables administrators to manage user identities and roles, ensuring the right users can access approved applications. Duo adds an extra layer of security by verifying user identities before granting role-based access.

What is Microsoft 365 Integration?

Microsoft 365 integration means weaving the suite of Microsoft 365 tools into your existing IT environment, enabling collaboration, productivity, and seamless data access across platforms. Duo integration with Office 365 secures the login process to Microsoft 365 applications for every trusted user and their device, no matter where they are.

What is Microsoft Azure Integration?

Entra ID (formerly known as Azure AD) integration services connect applications, data, and systems in the cloud, on premises, and at the edge. This integration tool automates business processes and scales applications faster. For role-based access to any corporate application, Duo can be integrated seamlessly with Entra ID.

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