Simplifying the Implementation of Identity and Access Management Identity and access management (IAM) technology have become an integral part of security tools, and most enterprises are realizing the value of the same. IAM is fundamentally involved with the establishment of identity components in business processes and technology solutions so that it manages usersâ€™ identities and offers logical admission to an organizationâ€™s application. As this technology is used to initiate, capture, record and manage user identities and their associated access permissions in a preset fashion, it ensures that there is information security consulting, and that access privileges is granted according to one interpretation of policy and that all individuals and services are suitably authenticated. The need for adopting IAM Processes The need to comply with regulations such as HIPAA, SOX and PCI are driving users to adopt Identity Management technology. It is essential to establish the accountability around data access and management, and it is important that IT provide value to the company's employees by giving them smooth access to the business apps. Without the proper access an executive may not get the required information to close a sale. Simplifying the Implementation of Identity and access management An inadequately controlled IAM processes can lead to regulatory non-compliance for the reason that if the organization is audited, the management will not be able to prove that company data is not at risk for being misused. And hence it has become necessary for IT security operations groups to be paying specific attention to IAM providers that are focused on a strategy to simplify the implementation process. An identity and access management (IAM) program consists of a technology solution interconnected with pertinent business processes, to manage the identity of users and their access to systems and applications in the organization. For any IT application, the access procedure commences with user confirmation and granting apposite access privileges based on the userâ€™s role. The automation of these measures is usually created in the IAM program. The IAM program needs to be attentively envisaged, by incorporating sound IT architectural vision to prevent being saddled with IAM silos in different departments. A few tips for a successful TAM implementation To avoid implementation challenges like federating identity, risk-based authorization and role management these tips can help.
It is important to know where the organization is headed with IAM implementation. Getting the suitable people involved is essential.
Implement incrementally: use a phased approach that delivers value early and often. Educate the end users, business and IT staff on the new technology and process changes. An IAM solution needs routine attention to stay in top form.
Although the benefits of identity and access management implementation are significant, the organizations that are most likely to realize them are those that have a detailed, realistic implementation plan in place. And by making the implementation process simple, an organization stands to gain a lot. Also read on - Colocation hosting, Telecom expense management
Published on Oct 2, 2011
Identity and access management (IAM) technology have become an integral part of security tools, and most enterprises are realizing the value...