As cybercrimes are continually evolving, businesses must strike back by using the power of IAM analytics to get event intelligence and take action to counter cyberattacks before they can damage the business.

FREMONT, CA: The majority of organizations are faced with the challenge of delivering their employees with the right level of access to the right resources at the right time. Employees have evolved to a mobile-first strategy, and helping user access from different locations and devices can introduce new sets of risks if not managed properly. Today, enterprises need to adopt governance practices and solutions to manage these risks and address operational inefficiencies. This demand can be easily met by implementing an effective Identity and Access Management (IAM) analytics program. Here is why IAM analytics matters to organizations.

Group Users Using Actual Data

Without analytics, enterprises struggle to understand user access requirements and effectively group users when generating roles and access policies. Analytics allows the organization to base these decisions on data developed by actual user actions, rather than suppositions. By gathering and analyzing this data on an ongoing basis, enterprises can refine their approach when conditions or requirements change.

Customize Access Based on Actual Requirements 

By offering accurate data on how users interact with business systems, analytics enables firms to customize access and enhance the user experience. When users access the system, they can be grouped with similar users based on historical data. They can then be given appropriate privileges allowing access to the applications and data they require while increasing security by reducing access to only what is needed.

Detect Anomalies and Take Appropriate Action

By analyzing user actions in real-time and then comparing those actions with historical data, analytics allows automatic detection of unusual behavior — a great way to prevent data breaches. Once malicious actors have been identified, access can be prevented before the data is compromised. IAM analytics also allows firms to make decisions about access to resources that boost security, improve end-user experiences, and generate automated processes that identify anomalies and take corrective action in real-time.