Importance of an Identity and Access Management Solution
By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, November 30, 2018
The current IT scenario has made it imperative for every user to access information easily and fast, irrespective of time or location. Consequently, organizations are experiencing the need to provide users seamless access to information. Cybercriminals are aware of the fact that most of the organizations leverage remote access technology in order to utilize the enterprise identity systems via social engineering attacks. Companies prevent cybercriminals to manipulate the credentials of users and gain access to the enterprise systems, thereby extenuating the risks related to the loss of data.
IT professionals are often burdened with the requirement of impeccable security systems. Moreover, they are expected to meet the demands placed forth by the users from a diverse range of applications. In the current scenario of the IT security space, permission to access an application often requires some modifications so that the information does not get manipulated or accessed by attackers. In other cases, employees of organizations can suddenly be terminated or can resign prior notice and therefore, the employers should take care that the exchange of information that occurred via the credentials should be immediately nullified in order to avoid cyber attacks.
Organizations work on a mix of applications developed on the basis of on-premise as well as cloud environments. This calls for an identity and access management (IAM) platform that is simultaneously agile as well as flexible, which can reduce the manual pressure and additionally offer accuracy and foolproof security. An ideal IAM is expected to tackle users across varied categories of devices in order to access a range of different workloads, data, and workflows.