The Growing Importance of Identity and Access Management in EnterprisesToday, many businesses invest a considerable amount...
Identity and Access Management is a crucial activity for the modern enterprise.Unofficial access to corporate data can hav...
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The growing importance of identity and access management in enterprises

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Today, many businesses invest a considerable amount of resources in the establishment of an infrastructure to protect the continuous operation and the compliance with statutory regulations. Managing unrestricted admin access is a kind of risk management issue faced by many today and Identity and Access Management solutions provides increased focus to secure the organization and protect confidential and personal data with a comprehensive and focused approach.

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The growing importance of identity and access management in enterprises

  1. 1. The Growing Importance of Identity and Access Management in EnterprisesToday, many businesses invest a considerable amount of resources in the establishmentof an infrastructure to protect the continuous operation and the compliance withstatutory regulations. Managing unrestricted admin access is a kind of risk managementissue faced by many today and Identity and Access Management solutions providesincreased focus to secure the organization and protect confidential and personal datawith a comprehensive and focused approach.With information security having vital importance these days, identity and accessmanagement (IAM) technology have become an integral part of security tools, and mostenterprises are realizing the value of the same. IT networks face increasing threats frominside and outside an organization. The need to comply with numerous regulations isdriving users to adopt Identity Management technology. It is essential to establish theaccountability around data access and management, and it is important that IT providevalue to the companys employees by giving them smooth access to the business apps.Many a time, traditional perimeter defenses can miss insider threats, for instancepassword disclosures and fraud due to staff involvement in addition to external onlinethreats. To manage the occurrence of these threats, many IT departments are usingadvanced identity and access management (IAM) solutions. These solutions provideongoing access to information, applications, and networks. Many businesses believethat security threats are purely external attacks. When threats come from within theirorganizations, encrypting data, updating their virus protection and fortifying theirfirewalls will not be enough to keep their organization safe.
  2. 2. Identity and Access Management is a crucial activity for the modern enterprise.Unofficial access to corporate data can have huge financial consequences. Aninadequately controlled IAM processes can lead to regulatory non-compliance for thereason that if the organization is audited, the management will not be able to prove thatcompany data is not at risk for being misused. Some organizations maintain multipledirectories and multiple access systems, which cause difficulties in administration andsometimes may compromise security as well. Effective Identity and Access managementis a combination of processes, technologies, and policies to manage user identitiesthroughout their life cycle.IT organizations look to fully implement IAM by combining the expertise of IAMprofessionals with an architecture that is prepared for IAM based on industry bestpractices. Effective systems integrations along with effective identity and accessmanagement can help organizations reach their security goals in less time and bettermanage the cost of their solution. Invest in a solution that can to address specificrequirements and meet the evolving needs of your business.Related Links: Datacenter virtualization, managed print services, service desk

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