IAM Solutions Help in IT Compliance
In the recent times, much focus and attention is being given on regulatory mandates and its compliance. This
is done in order to ensure that the IT systems are secure and offering privacy for confidential consumer and
enterprise data. Such essential technology and business objectives become complicated by certain factors
such as changing IT platforms, increased regulatory demands, increased shareholder and board demands for
minimizing risk and the requirement to bring down compliance expenses. There is a need for an efficient and
meaningful approach to manage and attain ongoing compliance. This is where identity and access
management comes into action.
A comprehensive identity and access management (IAM) platform or solution forms the very foundation for
efficient security and compliance. The reason for this is IAM helps in answering some of the most important
questions such as:
* Who has access to what?
* What they can do with that access?
* What they can do with the confidential data that they can source out?
* What did they do?
Today eminent companies specializing information security have introduced effective IAM solutions that
offer increased focus to safeguard an enterprise and its private data from any kind of external data thefts.
The solution also secures the company from any internal forgery that might result from team members.
Apart from data and identity safety and security, other benefits offered by the solution are discussed below:
* Controls Identities
It helps in managing the user identity and their respective roles, provisions users for access to resources,
streamlines compliance with access and identity policies and manages all kinds of user and compliance
* Controls Access
This helps in enforcing the policies associated with access to systems, web applications, systems services and
other vital information. This also helps to manage privileged users in order to avert any kind of inappropriate
* Controls Information
This helps in classifying, discovering and preventing leakage of confidential consumer and corporate data.
Today a robust identity and access management solution is crucial for IT security and compliance. It has been
proven that identity compliance and provisioning systems helps in determining the access rights that a
person has, why and when these rights were sanctioned and assigned. It also offers a validation that a
reliable policy helping in managing user access rights is in place. Role management offers the required
foundation that helps to identify unwarranted privileges and the potential segregation of duty violations.
Finally, compliance reporting and user activity helps in effective monitoring of security controls to enhance
effectiveness and facilitate compliance.
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