What is Identity Management (with its variants in PAM, PIM, PASM, PADM) and how it protects your organisation
Securing enterprise identities against cyber threats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises is a must. If you ask yourself why, than here are a few facts:
- The average corporate user maintains 15 corporate passwords, and 60% of people say they can’t memorize all of them,
- privileged users normally have too much access to too many resources, resulting in major potential security risks,
- and there are also Compliance needs which are a growing burden for most IT organizations. Failed audits are very cost-and time-intensive.
- Because of these facts todays companies need a way to maintain a “check and balance system” to know how their sensitive data is being handled and manipulated from person to person.
Your IAM should protect you against the leading point of attack used in data breaches – compromised credentials – by securing an enterprise’s users as well as its privileged accounts.
The thing that needs to be taken into consideration is that IAM is not only great for security purposes, but also is an excellent business tool. It allows business to share their applications with any other partner in the corporate world through a secure channel. This means that both, companies and partners, would be on the same page in terms of security and would be able to conveniently plan and grow business together. The question you might ask next is how information security can be ensured without compromising on job performance and productivity of employees? Is there an end to cyber policing? Yes. You can relieve your business from the everyday hassle of user management and security challenges with an identity and access management solution. Even though it may sound complex and too-tricky-to-handle for some, it is crucial for secure and sustainable business. Instead of giving into the darkness of cybercrimes, identity and access management (IAM) brings torch to the looming challenges of organizational security.
An (IAM) infrastructure should include a technical solution, as well as supporting business processes to enable seamless identity life-cycle management – you can help achieve this with solutions from Avecto and Centrify.