Identity and Access Management Solutions -Securing Corporate Data
Technological innovation over the years have led business enterprises move towards solutions which are scalable, provide anytime anywhere access and faster to deploy. The advent of cloud computing solutions have helped the enterprises in achieving this objective even without any assistance from IT experts. Gartner's research suggests that by the year end more than 27 percent of enterprises will have moved over to such flexible and scalable IT solutions.
However, even with such high standards and best practices, information security is an issue which looms large over the service providers. This being one of the most challenging factors in today's business environment, enterprises needs to take adequate steps in infrastructure management to ensure a secure access into the corporate network. Identity and access management (IAM ) is a process used in today's businesses environment to authorize access to employees and others to secure systems. This integrates the work flow systems and involves organizational think tanks for effective working of the security systems. By involving people, technologies, policies and processes IAM facilitates IT professionals to manage and control digital identities and specify accesses to different resources.
Being the cornerstone of security and collaboration on the World Wide Web or any other network systems, identity and access management has gained importance in enterprises as well as in green data centers. With enterprises required to adhere to regulations and compliance requirements such as t the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and a number of others, business enterprises are looking towards IAM more than before.
Identity and access management offers the enterprises a number of advantages. Besides facilitating business value and security enhancements, it increases work productivity resulting in reduction in the workload. Providing the right people the right level of access at the right time is very critical for any business and identity and access management makes it easier, less time consuming. The service providers of identity and access management aim towards providing the employees, partners or customers increased accessibility and seamless management of the lifecycle of the identities within the enterprise. To keep pace with the competitive business environment, organizations tend to deploy a number of applications from various vendors. This leads to incompatibility, inconsistency, increased risk of identity
thefts, unauthorized access etc. Under such circumstances, the identity and access management solution provides the enterprises with benefits such as :
Enhanced user experience and productivity
Empowerment by simplifying the access across various applications
Ensures efficiency of IT and information management
Reduces replication of information by leveraging on existing infrastructure
Established accountability and privacy
Increases application agility
The identity and access management solutions offer the organizations increased focus to information security. Further by reducing time and resources for administering user IDs passwords for secure access it helps to minimize the productivity time lag and ensure good returns on investment.
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Technological innovation over the years have led business enterprises move towards solutions which are scalable, provide anytime anywhere ac...