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3 Identity and Access Management Best Practices for Enterprises

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, September 04, 2020

IAM solutions help enterprises meet industry compliance needs and help them save money by minimizing the time needed to deal with account-related problems.

FREMONT, CA: With advancements in modern technology, stealing passwords and hacking into networks is easier than ever, which emphasizes the essentiality of Identity and Access Management (IAM). IAM systems add an extra layer of security over the business’s network. Since Identity and access management (IAM) is a critical component of a successful protocol, it requires best practices to maintain integrity. The following are some identity and access management best practices firms can implement.

Deploying Centralized Approach

As more people join a network, more devices and tools are added to support diverse workflows, which make it difficult to get an idea of who has access to what resources and at what privilege levels. Centralizing both identity management and sign-on procedures can provide with the dual goals of greater visibility and smoother user experiences. Because identities must be defined when a user enters into a network, businesses must select a reliable centralized option with strong security.

Top 10 Identity and Access Management Solution Companies in APAC - 2019Eliminating High-Risk Systems

Unpatched systems can be the sources of data breaches and make sensitive information readily available to hackers. Companies are relying on legacy systems to avoid the hassle of upgrading the need to take a step back and assess the needs those legacy tools are addressing and how they’re being used in workflows. With such an assessment, it possible to safely continue using systems for which support is still available. Seeking a fresh solution is still preferable because legacy tools often lack the options required for seamless integration into modern systems.

Implementing Zero-Trust Security

In today’s complex environment of business networks, the best approach is to assume no one is trustworthy until proven otherwise. The zero trust model relies on continuous authentication methods where user behaviors are monitored, and risk levels are assessed throughout the session. Zero trust equips a system to identify aberrant behaviors of the breach. With this, businesses can identify potential threats and launch a proactive response to the moment behavioral discrepancies are seen. This prevents hackers from gaining free reign and can avert the serious consequences of breaches.

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