CipherTechs can help your enterprise develop mature IAM strategies to help reduce costs and position your organization for growth and scalability.
IAM or Identity and Access Management (also commonly referred to as IdM or Identity Management) is defined as the management of digital identities, their authentication, authorization, and access to network resources internally and across the internet. SSO, or Single Sign-On, allows a user to bypass authentication into multiple systems by using a single verified digital identity.
IT environments are comprised of a multitude of systems that require password authentication, and user onboarding can require provisioning dozens of accounts with varying access levels.
- How are you keeping track of all these accounts across various systems?
- When changes are made to access levels how can you keep track?
- How can you ensure that accounts are terminated properly during the termination process?
- Controlling access to your systems requires visibility and tightly controlled processes.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) tools can provide a wide array of solutions including:
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Password self-service
- Password vaulting
- Privileged Account Management (PIM)
- Role-based access privileges
- Delegated administration
- Multi-factor authentication
IAM tools create a central repository to manage all users with visibility into access privileges on systems that normally don’t integrate with each other. CipherTechs can help your organization find the appropriate IAM solution and integrate the solution into your environment.
AUTHENTICATION, AUTHORIZATION, USER MANAGEMENT & CENTRAL REPOSITORY
Verifying the digital identity of a user can take many forms from a simple password, to a smart card, to biometrics. A strong password policy is important but it may not be enough.
- MFA or multi-factor authentication can combine different methods together to strengthen authentication requirements.
- SSO or Single Sign On allows users to authenticate to multiple systems without inputting credentials each time. This reduces password lockouts, resets, having to remember multiple usernames and passwords, and is an opportunity to increase password strength requirements.
Provisioning multiple accounts for each new user and keeping track of access levels in different systems can be a daunting task.
- Role-based access privileges can help to organize user privileges into buckets.
- Delegated administration allows admin tasks to be dispersed among different members of IT without giving full admin privileges to all.
- Automated provisioning, password management and self-service saves organizations time and money. Those resources can be redistributed to something more valuable.
- Validate users against a single source of truth, in many cases an internal directory service such as Active Directory.
- IAM tools can give visibility into all the accounts for an individual user from a single interface.