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Why Companies are Applying Identity and Access Management for Cybersecurity

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) are critically important for protecting confidential information regarding network security business strategies.

FREMONT, CA: Several disciplines come under the IT security umbrella. Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) are critically important for protecting confidential information regarding network security business strategies.

This discipline has become paramount in a company's day-to-day operations in granting access to individual accounts in the organization and ultimately maintaining them for maximum security.

These apps and platforms store individual hardware and software information and can be controlled with strict network controls and other authentication methods.

IAM identification as a process management

IAM, on its face, is both crucial and changing. While its activities include the way users access systems and databases, it is evolving just as rapidly as the IT environment, especially amid digital cloud transformations.

IAM is a process/protocol that enables the right individuals to access different business resources as a system. Although the IT protection team usually falls under its administration, there is no simple delineation of who has to take the reins.

Described from a distance, using authentication and authorization, IAM allows for proper access, but it also requires monitoring hardware and software for different logins.

IAM has increased in importance at the enterprise level with the intensifying threat and regulatory landscapes in recent years. More strict controls and knowledge for access-related topics have also been made possible by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

While IAM began on-site, it has migrated to the cloud, just like other IT administration facets. Hybrid IAM setups, which involve a combination of directories and systems, have also been selected by several organizations.

Another point to call out is that the ideals of IAM are not new. They've even been around since the Internet's early days and before. The issue is the autopilot question.

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