The need for scalability, flexibility & higher productivity has led many businesses to extend their processes and infrastructure beyond premises. Concepts like BYOD, remote access and others have therefore gained much speed lately. While the benefits of such flexibility and availability are manifold, businesses always run a risk of breaches & threats that can lead to non compliance. This business problem has recently added popularity to Identity and Access Management (IAM) system that facilitates the management of electronic identities for business processes; inclusive of the technology needed to support it. IAM has come up as a significant basis for realizing business benefits, that is, operational efficiency, management control, cost savings and business growth. It enables enterprises to manage information access and applications spread across internal and external systems, without compromising on security or exposing sensitive information.
How can businesses benefit from implementing IAM?
IAM’s ultimate goal is to provide the right access to the right people at the right time. With IAM Framework, businesses can:
IAM includes people, processes and products to manage identities and access to the resources of an organization. For IAM Framework to function properly, the organization has to make sure of the correctness of data. Its components can be classified into four categories:
The technology can be used to activate, capture, document and control user identities and their related access permissions in an automated method. This ensures that access privileges are granted according to one interpretation of policy and all individuals and services are properly authenticated, authorized and audited.
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