We run an AD with 2003R2. I am in the process of doing Google Directory Sync, after that the plans are to go with SSO for Google Apps, and than I plan to have all our 3 world sites connected.
It just so happened, that today, our firewall (Fortigate) stopped working (it happened on midnight).
This brought me to think, that I can not count on the fact that the SSO will work, and if my AD/Network/Firewall is down, than no one can login to read their emails.
- Is that true?
- In that case, can I take my AD authentication/credential out of my company to a third party?
- If yes, what are the impacts? Pro's? Con's?
- How will that effect my main Intranet ? (main office has 60 employees + servers)