Identity management systems can be deployed on-premises, through a cloud-based subscription model provided by a third-party identity provider, or in a hybrid model.

FREMONT, CA: Identity and access management (IAM) is an array of business processes, policies, and technologies that enable organizations to manage electronic or digital identities more easily. IT managers can use IAM frameworks to control user access to critical information within their organizations.

The following are eight reasons why identity and access management are critical:

1. Improves Data Security

Controlling user access enables organizations to prevent identity theft, data breaches, and unauthorized access to sensitive corporate information. IAM can restrict the spread of compromised login credentials and unauthorized network access and protect against hacking, ransomware, phishing, and other cyberattacks.

2. Reduces IT Workload

When a security policy is updated, it is possible to change all access privileges across an enterprise at once. IAM can also help employees reduce the number of tickets they send to the IT helpdesk for password resets.

3. Assists with Regulatory Compliance

IAM can assist organizations in meeting the requirements of industry regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard to ensure the security and privacy of customer data (PCI-DSS)

4. Helps to Reduce Human Error

Companies that use an identity and access management tool can eliminate manual account and permission errors because the IT department no longer has to manage data access rights manually. Furthermore, IT no longer has to deal with sloppy employees who may make errors that result in costly fines.

5. Improved Access to Resources

Users who gain access through a centralized platform benefit from SSO technology because it reduces the number of interactions with security systems and increases the likelihood that their legitimate attempts to access resources will be successful.

6. Confidentiality of Data

By restricting access for those who do not need to use specific apps or files, organizations can better secure sensitive data while allowing project managers to see which users are associated with which projects.

7. Aids in the Management of Access Across Browsers and Devices

One advantage of cloud applications is that they can be accessed from any internet-connected device.

IAM allows for greater control over user access. IAM security improves the efficiency and effectiveness of access management across an organization by identifying, authenticating, and authorizing users and prohibiting unauthorized users.