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February 22nd, 2013

Posted on February 22nd, 2013, 2:51

The growth of technological innovations and enhancements has paved way for the enterprises going global. These global enterprises communicate across their widespread offices through a network of desktops, workstations, storage units and communications channels. Further, the growth of mobile workforce has only increased the vastness of the data transfer and storage. Though the new age enterprises make use of data centers, network operations centers and outsource the application maintenance, this has also brought to forefront the issues and challenges of enterprises striving to manage a large number of applications and providing access to large user base.

Enterprises thus need to identify the users who can be given access to the resources and critical business data.Identifying the users is vital for the business and need to comply with the regulations of information risk management. Further, the solutions used by the enterprises should be one that will effectively collaborate with the stakeholders, flexible enough to meet the dynamic enterprise and ensuring risk free identity access management thus protectinginformation from unauthorized access.  

Identity Access management (IAM) is the process which allows business administration to identify and manage data and system resources from unauthenticated users. Identity and access management allows or denies the access to any confidential information and to the enterprise resources. The access management system makes it feasible for the authorized business administration personnel to search and identify the person accessing any business critical information without permission. This helps enterprises to meet their security requirements.

The identity and access management initiatives from the leaders in the industry cover everything from planning, implementation and sustenance. With a vast domain expertise and vendor agnostic solution the service providers offer end-to-end services for Identity and Access Management right from strategy and design, control Integration, sustenance and optimization. The strategy and Design lays the foundation for an effective IAM solution.By evaluating the client needs through multiple avenues, workshops and field assessments, enterprise work out a strategy and an IAM roadmap. Digital Identity Management deals with the design and administration of information to identify a person for the purpose of authorizing them for digital transactions. Further, the policy-based dynamic controls specify the access period. Such identity and access management covers data protection
across the web access; sign on, converged access control as well as information rights.

In a mobile workforce scenario, when enterprises need to ensure  mobile security services, identity and access management solutions work to  create  a more secure and efficient organization that can respond to changing demands.However, an inadequately controlled Identity and access management process will lead to regulatory non-compliance,and huge financial losses due to corporate data leakage.

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