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3 Key Features to Consider When Assessing Identity and Access Management Platform

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, September 14, 2020

As today’s digital environment continues to evolve at lightning speed, enterprises and their identity and access management platform must also evolve with it.

FREMONT, CA: With the establishment of various data privacy protection regulations, enterprises across the world have been scrambling to get ready for a new reality in cybersecurity compliance. Identity and Access Management is one of the central components of any enterprise’s security. But choosing any identity and access management platform will not do. Enterprises should select a platform that they can rely on to provide the right kind of protection. Here are some key features of the identity and access management platform to look for.

• Ease of Deployment

Top 10 Identity and Access Management Solution Companies - 2020A significant hurdle of identity access management platform today is interoperability. As an enterprise grows, it becomes challenging to manage identities and access across different types of technologies running on the network. The assets that require to be protected are proprietary or custom-made, which creates complications. Most importantly, the system must have an easy interface with both on-premises applications and cloud-based networks, which has its own requirements and standards.

• Security

Security is the foundation of trust. It is the confidence that the selected identity solution is reliable and always-on, so enterprises can focus on what matters. Enterprises need an identity and access management platform that protects them against threats by securing and centralizing applications, devices, and end-users all-in-one-place. What is needed is a platform with advanced machine learning capabilities to deliver real-time threat intelligence that automates the process of keeping business secure.

• Scalability

The risk of cyberattacks continues to scale as malicious actors look for smarter and less-detectable ways to hack security solutions. In today’s business, it is becoming increasingly difficult to implement solutions that evolve as the methods of attacking evolve. Although Multi-Factor Authentication has become the default tool to protect end-user credentials and sensitive data, static authentication is not enough. The identity and access management platform should also provide a better experience for the end-user, as the system learns and adapts authentication needs based on the typical patterns of behavior.

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