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Why Universities and Colleges Need Enhanced PeopleSoft Security with Datawiza and Microsoft 365 SSO and MFA

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Introduction

As higher education institutions manage vast amounts of sensitive data, robust security measures are crucial to protect student records, financial information, and human resources data. PeopleSoft, a popular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system among universities and colleges, requires advanced security features like Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to ensure the safety of sensitive information. Datawiza, a Microsoft and Oracle partner, offers a comprehensive solution for integrating Azure AD SSO and MFA with PeopleSoft, enhancing security and simplifying user access management for higher education institutions.

The Growing Importance of SSO and MFA for Peoplesoft

As cybersecurity threats targeting educational institutions increase, universities and colleges must prioritize the security of their IT infrastructure. Implementing SSO and MFA with PeopleSoft offers several key benefits:

  1. Strengthened Security: MFA adds an extra layer of protection by requiring users to verify their identity through multiple factors, making it significantly more difficult for cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access. By integrating Microsoft 365 (Azure AD) SSO and MFA with PeopleSoft, higher education institutions can significantly enhance their security posture.
  2. Streamlined User Experience: SSO allows users to access multiple applications and services with a single set of credentials, reducing the need to remember multiple passwords and improving the overall user experience.
  3. Increased Productivity: With SSO and MFA in place, faculty, staff, and students can access necessary resources more efficiently, minimizing login times and manual authentication processes, which ultimately leads to a more productive academic environment.
  4. Reduced IT Overhead: Implementing SSO and MFA can help decrease the number of password resets and support requests related to authentication issues, freeing up IT resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Datawiza: The Solution for Seamless Microsoft 365 (Azure AD) Integration with PeopleSoft

Datawiza offers an innovative solution that simplifies the integration of Microsoft 365 (Azure AD) SSO and MFA with PeopleSoft, providing higher education institutions with a secure and streamlined approach to managing user access. Key features of Datawiza include:

  1. Easy Integration: Datawiza enables seamless integration with PeopleSoft, allowing universities and colleges to leverage their existing  Microsoft 365 (Azure AD) infrastructure for SSO and MFA without extensive modifications to their systems.
  2. Centralized Access Management: By integrating with Microsoft 365 (Azure AD), it provides a centralized platform for managing user access to PeopleSoft, making it easy to implement and enforce consistent access policies across the institution.
  3. Scalable and Flexible: Designed to accommodate the evolving needs of higher education institutions, Datawiza offers a scalable and flexible solution that grows with your organization.

Conclusion

As cybersecurity threats become increasingly sophisticated, higher education institutions must prioritize the protection of sensitive data managed through their PeopleSoft systems. By integrating Datawiza with PeopleSoft, universities and colleges can enable¬† Microsoft 365 (Azure AD) SSO and MFA, providing a secure, streamlined, and user-friendly experience for faculty, staff, and students. To learn more about how Datawiza can enhance your institution’s PeopleSoft security, visit our PeopleSoft solution page or contact our team of experts.