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Identity Management

Our clients regard us as Identity Management experts, using a proven methodology and industry experience, we're able to deliver the right solution, on-time and on budget.

 

The Identity Management paradigm has many benefits, tanglible and intangible and the components tha are involved differs in each organization depending on the current state and the desired state. The key components and their benefits included are:

 

Automated Provisioning with Approval/Pass-through Workflow

Account creation is moving to an automated function based on business rules and triggers from authoritative sources, including approval based workflow with this concept, creates a environment that is auditable and empowers your asset owners, giving them all of the necessry information to make intelligent decision. The benefits of Provisioning solutions include:

  • Auditability: Provoisioning and worflow are auditable.
  • Compliance: Managed platforms are kept in compliance, rogue accounts are remediated quickly.
  • Efficiency: Processing times are quicker, empowering everybody to spend more time on other tasks.
  • Reporting: Authorized users can quickly create and distribute reports for recertification.
  • Synchronization: User information is swiftly replicated through the environment.
  • Uniformity: Accounts are created to pre-defined standards, no administrator subjectivity.

 

Self-Service Password and Profile Management

Help Desk professionals have quickly figured out that if self-service tools are available, then users will utilize them before making calls to the Help Desk. The key benefits include:

  • Cost Savings: A reduction in calls to the help desk translates into significant savings.
  • Password Synchronization: A key benefit of self-service password management is the synchronization of the password to other connected systems.
  • Synchronization: User profile updates are swiftly replicated through the environment.
  • User Satisfaction: IT survey's have shown users to be happier when they are able to quickly resolve IT issues.

 

Roles Based Access Control (RBAC)

The strict compliance culture in many organziations has piqued interest in Role Based Access as it simplifies the provisioning process and quickly answers Auditor questions around access to sensitive information within various organizations. Key benefits include:

  • Compliance: Unnecessary access is removed. Access to sensitive information is goverened.
  • Cost Savings: Orphaned accounts are quickly realized and removed.
  • Reporting: Availability of Role reports and User report are dynamic and real-time. You will always know who has access to resources at any point in time, and why they were given their access.
  • Standardization: Accounts are created uniformly, with auditable expceptions.

 

Auditing and Reporting

Metrics are important as they allow you to gauge how your business is performing, IDM solutions allow you to run scheduled and ad-hoc reports on many facets of your organization (depending on what your IDM paradigm includes). Key benefits include:

  • Compliance: Managers, Asset Owners, and Administrators can review many aspects of their enterprise very quickly.

 

Data Classification

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Data Classification are important components for businesses. The delicate balance of cost versus storage and proper categorization of data allows you to allocate resources to protect data that is most sensitive to your business. Key benefits include:

  • Standards: Classification and categorization of all data.
  • Policies: Processes for handleing classified data.
  • Cost Savings: Resources are used for data that is required (not on ALL of you enterprise data)

 

Federation

Federation allows companies to share applications without needing to adopt the same back-end tehnologies. Establishing this trust relationship is accomplished using protocols such as SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), WS-*, Kerberos, etc. Key Benefits include (per OASIS):

  • Improved alliances, both within governments and between governments, through interoperability with autonomy
  • Faster response time for critical communications
  • Cost avoidance, cost reduction and increased operational efficiencies
  • Stronger security and risk management
  • Interoperability and decreased development time

 

Web-Access Management

WAM technologies strive to provide centralized authentication and authorization capabilities for web-based applications throughout the enterprise. Key benefits include:

  • Standards: WAM solutions introduce authentication and authorization standards that also provide a consistent look and feel for users
  • Cost reduction: Lowers administrative and development costs
  • Compliance: Mitigates risk of unauthorized access

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