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Identity Access Management

The business goal of a successful Identity Access Management (IAM) solution is to make sure that the right people have the right access level to the right resources in the right context and that is continually assessed for threats.

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Most organisations have some level of Identity Access Management (IAM) in place, however mostly the solutions are fragmented.

Many organisations access management strategy is based on Microsoft Active Directory. Whilst Active Directory was sufficient in the past when much of an organisations data was inside its own network in today’s cloud-based work from anywhere environment this is no longer the gold standard.

IT organisations everywhere, from small and mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies, are moving from on-premises software to on-demand, cloud-based services. As companies make this transition to a new hybrid on-demand/on-premises configuration, controlling who is granted access to which applications becomes increasingly important.

This presents CIOs and IT support teams with a whole new set of identity management challenges. In addition, users must keep track of multiple URLs, usernames, and passwords to get access to their applications. IT’s role is also fundamentally changing. As the steward of these new services, IT must provide insight and advice about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products to ensure the company is maximizing the business value of their investments.

According to OKTA, named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management for the Fourth Consecutive Year, there are eight Identity Access Management challenges.

User password fatigue.

Failure-prone manual provisioning and de-provisioning process.

Compliance visibility: Who has access to what?

Siloed user directories for each application.

Managing access across and explosion of browsers and devices.

Keeping application integrations up to date.

Different administration models for different applications.

Sub-Optimal utilisation, and lack of insight into best practices.

Most of our clients have an OKTA solution in place. BLUE Profile have been a partner of OKTA for over 10 years and believe that their solution is the gold standard. Why not call us to arrange a full assessment of your organisations IAM effectiveness. For more information on Identity Access Management please contact us here.