Proven to enhance not only security but also productivity in the enterprise, an identity management system should be a key component of your IT infrastructure. Identity and access management solutions provide IT admins with a centralized oversight and administration interface, where they can easily define, manage, monitor, and update access privileges of each end user on the network. End users benefit by having to learn and remember fewer passwords and saving time spent logging into multiple business applications.
A comprehensive identity management solution provides a number of key benefits, including:
Simplified role and user account management: All user roles, accounts, and credentials (e.g. passwords, digital certificates, and private keys) throughout the organization are created, provisioned/deprovisioned, tracked, and changed in one place.
Streamlined enforcement of access control policies: Access control policies are defined and updated in a centralized management interface and then automatically disseminated to all connected endpoints throughout the organization.
Regulatory compliance:Certain laws and regulations, like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), impose strict requirements for access control and authentication. Having centralized control for identity management makes it much easier to meet those requirements.
Improved end user productivity:Federated identity management systems like Single Sign On (SSO), such as: OpenID, SAML, give users the ability to log in to various platforms and applications using a single set of login credentials. This speeds up login and prevents downtime caused by forgotten passwords.
Reduced Help Desk costs:A large portion of Help Desk hours are spent responding to password reset requests. By implementing centralized identity management, companies can bring those costs down considerably.
The integrity of identity and access management solutions is vital to business security. If these solutions are mismanaged or compromised, malicious individuals can have unrestricted access to confidential data and critical systems.
Our seasoned solutions architects are experts in identity management architecture and enterprise cybersecurity. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills to professionally deploy, administer, and secure identity management solutions for your business.