Identity and Access Management becomes more and more important as employees need to be able to log in on anything from anywhere at any time. Next to that, access to critical applications and data is often not centrally managed, which decreases the level of control. Furthermore, the rules and regulation from governing bodies and regulators keep increasing. Rightly so, as cybercriminals are always lurking to gain access to your valuable data. Whether it is to use and sell the credit card information of your clients or use the data to hold it for ransom with the use of ransomware.
Critical to maintaining in control of the access to your organisation’s data, is that you create digital identities for everyone and everything that has access to your data and applications. This way, you always know who has access to what and why. This Digital Identity is an additional layer between HR or other authoritative sources and all the applications and data the account needs access to. Using attribute-based access controls can then make sure that the digital identities of your employees always have the correct access rights. Furthermore, by integrating these authoritative sources with automated workflows, you will be able to manage the full employee access lifecycle. Granting them access to the applications and data they need when they join the company, change permissions based on the job title attribute when they promote to a new role and eventually make sure all access is revoked when they leave the company. Next to that, you can set up compliance rules and segregation of duties that enable you to assert automatic controls to prevent any potential data leakage or fraudulent behaviour.
This all sounds great and pretty straight forward doesn’t it? But where do you start?
Many companies have already started or are considering starting a traditional IAM program. Still, a lot of them run into several blocking factors to start one, and this hold up is something you really cannot afford in these fast-moving times. Some of the most common issues we heard are:
- I do not have enough IAM knowledge available in-house, and I do not know where to start.
- IAM tooling is expensive and has elaborate features that are not immediately required.
- I do not have the budget or resources to implement and support an IAM solution.
- I need our people to stay focussed on our business and do not want them to worry about IAM.
At Aspis ID, we have noticed these developments and thought by ourselves, how can we help these companies start implementing IAM within their organisation, making sure their data is secure. Their IAM processes are transparent and compliant with rules and regulations without them having to worry about the initial investment in tooling, delivery, support and the overall “how” of IAM?
The answer is: By combining all the services, products and expertise that we already have in house into a pay as you go managed IAM service, we can overcome these obstacles and provide these clients with worry-free IAM!
So what are the 7 key benefits that IAM as a Managed service can offer you in comparison to a traditional IAM program?
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