Due to the growing IT landscape and increasingly complex systems, it is becoming more and more challenging for companies to keep the access rights of all employees on all necessary systems up-to-date and correct. In order to guarantee security in the company, a central issue is the correct management of access rights of employees on the various systems.
With waave, our Identity and Access Management solution, we offer you an easy way to maintain your employees' data. In the event of a name change due to marriage, you only need to adjust the data in one central location - in the Universal Directory, waave's central directory, or in your HR system. waave then updates this in all connected systems such as Active Directory, Microsoft 365, Teams, Exchange, etc.
Razoon AG is bearer of the "swiss made software" label. The label "swiss made software" is dedicated to the promotion of the Swiss software industry, both at home and abroad. The label is associated with Swiss values such as quality, reliability and precision.
As a company that develops mainly in Switzerland, we are pleased to be able to carry the label, and we thus stand for high-quality products.
Christmas vacations: Did your IT processes work as they should?
By Corina Köchli on 05.01.2021
During their employees' vacations, companies are always faced with challenges - because with the employees, important know-how is often also on vacation. Especially when managing user accounts or access rights, this can lead to incorrect data and thus obstruct workflow. Read our blog post how to prevent this.
The Corona crisis has also sent our employees back to the home office. A few months have passed since the first shutdown and for a short time a certain normality had returned. Our employees tell how they experienced the first shutdown in their home office.
We celebrate 20 years of Razoon AG. Celebrating the 20th anniversary in 2020 seemed to us last year to be a perfect fit. We looked forward to this anniversary celebration for a long time. Unfortunately, the current pandemic has put a damper on our plans and an anniversary celebration as we would have liked to have it cannot take place.
Nevertheless, we would like to look back with you on the past 20 years. Just in time for the anniversary, you will find the important milestones on our website.
Home office with Microsoft 365: Secure administration of accounts and authorizations
By Simone Bösch on 03.09.2020
In recent months, many have had to work from home. This prompted employers to enable their employees to work remotely or from home. To enable everyone to work efficiently from home, employees need reliable access to data and tools for team communication, among other things. This enables work to be well coordinated and meetings to be held remotely. Microsoft 365, with its many possibilities for location-independent collaboration, provides the ideal platform for this.
User and license management in Microsoft 365 as a challenge
IT departments are challenged: In times like these, the implementation and expansion of Microsoft 365 has to happen quickly in most companies. This means that employees can work efficiently at home immediately. Managing accounts, licenses and authorizations in Microsoft 365 is one of the biggest challenges for many companies. The result is a confusing mix of active and inactive accounts; a central overview is missing. This leads to poor data quality, security gaps and unnecessary license costs. To avoid this, users and their licenses and authorizations should be managed centrally and automatically.
Clear administration of user accounts and authorizations
Razoon AG has developed the Identity and Access Management solution waave. With waave, Microsoft 365 accounts and their authorizations can be managed centrally and automatically. By connecting waave to the existing HR system, actions such as activating Microsoft 365 accounts, assigning and withdrawing authorizations, but also locking and deleting users can be carried out automatically.
With waave, not only the identities and access rights of Microsoft 365 can be managed. waave can execute extensive tasks on various target systems such as Active Directory, Exchange or Skype for Business in an automated manner.
Advantages of an automated administration
Automation of user accounts and authorizations minimizes the complexity of administration:
The administrative effort is reduced to a minimum. Valuable time can thus be saved and data quality is improved.
Unnecessary license costs are reduced, since all accounts and access rights are automatically deleted when employees leave the company, and thus their licenses are revoked.
Security is improved and unwanted access is avoided by automated assignment of rights or correct deletion of rights that are no longer needed.
The complete documentation of all processes and changes to the data supports compliance with data protection laws and regulations.
Get an overview of your Microsoft 365 accounts and authorizations. Contact us for a free consultation or demo.
Among the top 10 graduates: We congratulate Roger Merz on successfully completing his apprenticeship!
By Corina Köchli on 11.08.2020
We congratulate Roger Merz on the successful graduation of his apprenticeship! Roger completed an internship at our company as part of his training as a computer scientist. We are very proud of his outstanding achievement and are pleased that he will continue to be part of our team at Razoon AG in the future.
In the following interview he talks about his IPA and how things are going now.
We spent the last few weeks intensively to create our new brochure and the new flyer about our Identity and Access Management solution waave.
In our brochure you will find a wide range of information about waave: Starting with a short explanation of what an IAM solution is, about the advantages of waave, up to more detailed information about the individual aspects of waave such as the central directory or the Identity Lifecycle Management.
Do you have only little time? In this case, the flyer is just right for you – short and succinct the most important information.
Every day, employees use their username to log on to the computer. These usernames must be unique and consistent. If this is not the case, this can result in various difficulties. With our solution waave you can manage usernames easily and centrally.
Usernames are not only required for private purposes, such as registering for an app – they are also needed in the office. For example, to log on to a laptop or a system. How such a username can look like is very different: From mail addresses up to cryptic number combinations, everything is possible. But we recommend usernames that your employees can easily remember. Using Mr. John Smith as an example, this would be SMJO and not X1812.
Despite the many possibilities, duplicate or inconsistent assignment of usernames must not be possible. Especially if usernames are not managed centrally, this leads to difficulties sooner or later. It is especially the case when different departments, independent of each other, define usernames. This is usually done with an Excel list. However, since these lists are managed by different people, they are neither up-to-date nor accessible to everyone. As a consequence, usernames are assigned which are already occupied. This causes problems in the background, because the user names must be unique in the system.
You can easily avoid such problems.
How to easily manage user names
With our Unique Identifier module from waave, usernames can be managed easily, automated and centralized. You define how the usernames should be composed. If you need a new username for one of your employees, waave suggests an available username. You retain control: You can reject the suggestion and choose one yourself – waave will also check this suggestion for availability.
Thanks to waave you can not only create usernames, but also block them. This is especially important when an employee leaves the company. In this case, the username is blocked and cannot be assigned to any other employee – thus avoiding confusion and misunderstandings.
Since a company needs unique identifiers for much more than just the usernames, this module can be used for any type of identifier. For example, you can manage building or server identifications automatically.
Do you also wish a better administration of your user names? Contact us – we will be happy to help you.
PS: We would also be happy to show you what else the module can be used for.
At the end of August 2019, Microsoft opened the first two data centers in Switzerland: Switzerland North in the Region of Zurich and Switzerland West in the Region of Geneva. As a first step, Azure Services will be available, Office 365 applications will follow during the first three to six months after the go live.
We are looking forward to being able to offer waave from Switzerland in the near future, if required.
Centralized administration improves the quality of employee data
By Simone Bösch on 30.04.2019
Many companies have recognized that good data quality is crucial for successful business processes. And yet for many companies this is a major challenge due to the rapid growth of the entire IT landscape. Poor data quality often occurs because companies work with different systems that do not have a common database. If, for example, data changes due to a change of name because of a marriage, the adjustments must be made manually in all systems. This leads to an increase in incorrect and different data, or even to changes being completely forgotten in some systems.
Centralized and reliable management of employee data
Thanks to the Identity and Access Management solution waave from Razoon AG, the company's data is stored in a common database. All employee data is managed in one centralized repository. If an existing personnel system exists, all employee data is managed there. waave then automatically updates all necessary systems. If no personnel system is available, waave's Universal Directory takes care of the central data administration. A central and secure directory for user data and its access rights helps to reduce unnecessary mistakes. In the validation process, waave checks the validity of the entered values. Thus, the necessary data is entered in the correct format and incorrect entries are avoided. This ensures high data quality.
Data cleansing pays off
Many companies shy away from the effort of data cleansing, but this pays off in an increasingly complex IT landscape. Various processes can thus be automated and qualitatively improved. With the introduction of waave, existing data is simply and easily cleaned up.
As a specialist for Identity and Access Management, Razoon AG knows how to implement successful data cleansing – we would be happy to help you!
In 2012, we were allowed to develop a new software for a major international company. The goal of this software was to automate management functions in the area of Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange. We had already informed ourselves about service-oriented architectures in the previous months. Based on the knowledge gained, we decided not to develop the desired software as a whole, but to distribute it across various web services.
Meanwhile, the term Microservices, which pretty much covers what we had implemented with our WCF Services, had spread.
We are convinced of Microservices and therefore decided to develop our Identity and Access Management solution based on this technology.
For many companies, taking on a new employee is a challenge: all the necessary resources such as workplace, computer, badge, etc. must be available on time. In addition, the corresponding authorizations and accesses must be set up correctly so that the employee can work productively immediately. The new employee is often busy getting all the necessary resources and access through his or her supervisor, the IT manager or the HR department.
With our Identity and Access Management solution waave you achieve a smooth onboarding process. Thanks to the automation of important processes, many tasks of the onboarding to do list are reliably completed. Thus all accounts and access rights to the necessary systems are active on the first working day and resources such as computers, badges, etc. are ready for the new employee - he can immediately work productively.
Our team continues to grow - we are happy that Razoon AG will now be supported by the know-how and experience of Corina Köchli and Roger Merz. Corina Köchli is responsible for expanding and strengthening our social media presence. Roger Merz attends the apprenticeship as a computer scientist application development at the ZLI Zürcher Lehrbetriebsverband ICT. As part of his apprenticeship, he completes his internship at Razoon AG and supports our development team.
The Razoon team welcomes Corina Köchli and Roger Merz!
Immediately we realized that this represents a huge expansion for processes and the connection of target systems. With Flow, a workflow can be "clicked together" without the need for special software development skills. A connection to target systems can be implemented very easily. The number of integration possibilities is huge, see Connectors.
Within a very short time, we developed a waave Connector for Flow and Logic Apps. waave can now start a Flow or Logic Apps while processing a process so that the corresponding actions are executed.
Here are some examples of how to use Flow in an onboarding or offboarding process:
Make an Office 365 or Google calendar entry for the supervisor
Include the new employee in the MailChimp newsletter distribution list
Inform employees about the new entry with Slack or Microsoft Teams
Create a file with data of the employee on SharePoint
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become mandatory throughout the European Union from 25 May 2018. The Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) is currently under revision and is expected to come into effect in 2018 as well.
Facts about the new laws
Objective: Clear and rigorous rules for the protection of personal data
Subject: All companies that manage personal data of EU or Swiss citizens
Violation: High fines
Are you sure that in your business...
Personal data is adequately protected against misuse?
Access controls and permission management work flawlessly?
Roles and permissions are documented in detail?
Can a response to a violation be adequately addressed?
Modern data protection management needs efficient technical support
At our public lunchtime events on November 7, 2017 and March 13, 2018 in Zurich and Winterthur, we provided information about data privacy and IT security. Our Identity and Access Management solution waave supports IT-compliant IT operations by securely managing identities, user accounts, access permissions, etc.
As an identity and access management specialist, we would be pleased to advise you together with data protection specialists - we look forward to hearing from you.