What is Azure Ad Connect?
Formerly known as Directory Sync, Azure AD Connect is the tool that lets you systematically sync both Directory and Passwords to thousands of SaaS (cloud) applications and retrieve web apps that you operate on-site. Azure AD, Azure Active Directory, is a cloud solution Microsoft offers, that provides identity management services. It is the ideal cost-effective solution that allows employees and business partners use an SSO (single sign-on) to access various applications needed.
One additional feature of Azure AD is that it has an identity safeguard capability that can help to secure all cloud-based apps. As well as ensure that they are operating under complete compliance with your business’ low-cost protocols. These services can include role-based access control and privileged account management. Furthermore it includes self-service password management, app usage monitoring and much more.