Providing users with secure and manageable access can be a challenge for many companies. Fortunately, Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions delivers significant benefits to business – especially those looking to get ahead in a modern market.
What is IAM?
IAM allows users to access the right information at the right time thanks to three primary features. Identification, authentication, and authorisation. These three features function to give business leaders the opportunity to understand who is accessing what, when, why, and from what device. It also helps ensure that users can access information that they need for their tasks – and do not have access to information that they do not need. Companies can adjust authorisation levels, keep track of users and their devices, and improve overall security and security management across the company.
The 5 Benefits of IAM for Business
- Enhanced Data Security: IAM helps companies consolidate their authentication and authorisation by putting these features on a single platform. IT teams can then consistently manage user access and can restrict and revoke access in a simple, streamlined, and immediate manner. This not only helps protect sensitive information kept within the company but gives IT teams a greater understanding of where vulnerabilities lie and how to approach a potential breach.
- Resource Management: Since IAM is delivered through a central platform, users can benefit from single-sign-on technology and streamline their activity across corporate networks. With a centralised identity, user resources can be allocated more appropriately, and allow for increased efficiency across workspaces.
- Improved Experiences: Because users interact with data across multiple channels, such as via the cloud and on mobile devices, IAM can help deliver better experiences. This is due to a unification of customer profiles that enables easier communication and quicker, more convenient to information anywhere, anytime.
- Reduced Security Costs: Because IAM operates off a single platform, and can standardise many aspects of identity, administrators can minimise the labour associated with security management - without compromising on usability and convenience.
- Compliance: IAM helps businesses manage permissions to ensure ongoing compliance in an ever-changing market. With administrators able to specify access protocols, and improve control over what users can access, governance and visibility can be increased and compliance maintained.
IAM in your Company
The adoption of Identity Access Management is a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’ for businesses who aim for success in a digital market. There are many ways IAM can be applied within a company, with solutions to meet every need and budget. Companies need to consider:
- Managed and Secured Identity to provide operational services that ensure an organisation’s identity for Cloud services is secure and actively managed.
- Single Identity Management to enable user consolidation across multiple n-premise and cloud applications
- Identity Connected Architecture for building an identity strategy that can grow with the needs of modern business and the evolution of The Cloud.