Identity and Access Management (IAM) is more than a purely technical administration of users and access rights. It is about successfully managing diverse groups of identities – typically employees, customers and partners.
Each of these groups has its own specific requirements. Employees need a solution that provides anytime, anywhere access to internal IT systems – without compromising the security of sensitive enterprise data. Customers expect secure, convenient access to Internet-based resources. And partners require cross-enterprise web services delivered in accordance with predefined standards and policies.
To effectively manage vast numbers of user identities and access rights, an end-to-end strategy is crucial. Without it, administrators can find themselves with an array of separate systems, each following their own distinct processes. For users it can lead to inconsistencies, confusion and errors since they are required to keep track of multiple identities and credentials.
Without an end-to-end strategy you may be facing some of the following issues:
With these threats hanging over your enterprise, you run the risk of identity theft, unauthorized access and non-compliance with regulatory requirements.
How can you ensure effective user lifecycle management and robust protection of your enterprise assets? With an integrated identity and access management strategy that incorporates all aspects of the identity lifecycle. What’s more, this end-to-end approach simplifies the user experience and ensures that products are easy to work with, meaning that you maximize compliance.