Identity management represents the core of enterprise-level cybersecurity.
Fremont, CA: Identity management forms the new digital perimeter created to keep out the external threats and bad actors. Furthermore, identity management also makes sure that only authorized users can access sensitive data on the network and continuously authenticates their authenticity. In other words, the necessity of identity management is unquestionable. However, every solution is different from its brethren. Some solutions may offer capabilities an organization desperately needs.
Identifying the right identity management solution
Business Size (Now and Later)
The first question one needs to ask is the size of their business. This isn’t a simple series of questions. Identity management does not only involve the employees; it also has to monitor the behaviors and authentication factors of the individual devices. After all, devices can access data regardless of the user using it—if it ends up in the wrong hands, the company might end up breached.
What Does the IT Infrastructure Look Like?
Does the business still operate on-premises predominantly? If so, one needs an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution to protect the on-premises infrastructure.
Of course, this shows only the tip of the identity iceberg. The IT infrastructure also incorporates components like third-party partners, vendors, and remote workers. Also, it incorporates bring-your-own-devices policies (BYOD), which introduces various new devices into the identity management use-case. The solution needs to handle all of the concerns and makes sure of the full monitoring of all the users.
Every industry vertical has its compliance mandates, and nearly all of them carry with them data privacy needs. Usually, they need that only authorized users can access certain data collected through their work processes.
If a business can’t ensure that they know which users can access which databases, the business won’t have to contend with the substantial costs of a data breach; it will have to deal with the compliance fees along with those costs. Therefore, they need a solution that regards their compliance requirements as a critical part of the identity management use-case.