Organizations utilize access management solutions to set up access (provisioning) and apply policies (controls) for accessing resources. You can accomplish this through a centralized Identity Provider (IdP) using access controls such as attribute-based or role based in the form of policies. These policies allow you to enforce access based on things like location, device, or role. The policies also allow you to perform step-up authentication (Multi-Factor/2 Factor) MFA to enhance your security.
The last component of access management is reporting. Reporting can be used to certify access (governance) and help you investigate a potential breach based on the behavior of users.
This helps to ensure that end users have the right access at the right time and do so securely.
Access Management adds value to a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity. Access Management is about ensuring that end users have the right access to the right applications at the right time. Not only will you be able to balance security with productivity, but you will be able to report on access to your systems (compliance)
Our access management solutions provide you with the following:
Users need to be provisioned into applications. This can be done through an Identity Management process, a federation process, or even manually. Most Access Management solutions meet the criteria for initial account creation but fail to manage the complete Identity Lifecycle (provisioning, renaming, modification, and de-provisioning).
Single Sign-On is the process of using one authentication (Login) to access different applications that can be internal to an organization or external (SaaS). This is not to be confused with password synchronization (which can be accomplished with most Identity Management provisioning systems). Single Sign-On can reduce helpdesk calls, make your employees more productive and can enable federation with other vendors or customers.
Our Single Sign-On solutions include products from Identity Automation, Micro Focus, OneLogin, and Microsoft. We provide solutions that will fit all organizations regardless of size.
Most online access management systems are now utilizing some form of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access our accounts on the internet. Having a password and a 2 Factor/MFA login process will make your organization secure from leaked password lists and most phishing attacks.
We also recommend using adaptive MFA when possible. Adaptive uses either AI or a risk score (based upon location, systems, targeted systems, etc) to validate if further confirmation is required to authenticate your users.
Managing privileged credentials is often overlooked but one of the most important items in a centralized administrative model. If an administrator’s credentials are compromised (and no MFA is in place) your systems are easily accessible.
Privileged Access Management (PAM) allows you to discover and onboard all your privileged credentials (users and system accounts). Once they are In the system they can be “checked out” for use when needed.
PAM also can enable compliance with recorded key events including sessions, activities, and provide session recording if necessary.
We implement solutions from Identity Automation, Micro Focus, Beyond Trust and Microsoft.
There are many components to Access Management that add value to a defense in-depth approach to cybersecurity. Access Management is about ensuring that end users have the right access to the right applications at the right time. Not only will you be able to balance security with productivity, but you will be able to report on access to your systems (compliance).
Cybersecurity starts with an Identity centered approach. Finding the balance between security and ease of use will help your users be safe and productive. Identity Management will help you onboard new users faster, ensure that they have access to only what they are required to and provide helpful resources to request access to new things.
Your Identity Management System should have the following components: