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    The product improved the overall user experience. For example, I don't have to remember 20 or 30 passwords to do my work. I only need to remember one password for all my logins because there is a single point of validation. Azure AD makes it easier for everyone.
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    They have good push authentications. Workforce Identity's best features include its user-friendliness and easy setup.
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  4. The support is good and prompt.Easy to customize and adaptable to any environment.
  5. It is easily connected and easy to put our app in single sign-on. The most valuable feature is interface application integration, but we haven't fully used it yet. We'll need it in the future for a few potential clients.
  6. The setup, via cloud, is simple. The initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half.
  7. Cognito speeds up our development and saves us time. The most valuable features of Amazon Cognito are OTP validation and email validation.
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  9. We mainly implemented UserLock for multi-factor authentication, but the user login insights are also nice. The most valuable features are two-factor authentication and real-time logon monitoring.
  10. In my role, the most valuable features are two-factor authentication and self-service password reset. The most helpful feature for the institution as a whole is probably the single sign-on. As an IT director, I care about security and ease of use.

Advice From The Community

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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Dec 15 2022

Hi community,

What are your top 5 (or less) cyber security trends in 2022?

Thanks in advance!

Pablo Cousino - PeerSpot reviewer
Pablo Cousino1) Security in endpoints (especially because of remote work), especially to… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
Community Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hi peers,

What role does IAM play in preventing data breaches? What are the risks associated with not using an IAM solution?

Amimesh Anand - PeerSpot reviewer
Amimesh AnandThere could be 2 types of action that can be taken to measure the data breach… more »
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi infosec professionals,

Can you share your best practices and advice to follow (by an enterprise) when implementing IAM in the Cloud?

Thanks for your help in educating our community!

Ladislav Nyiri - PeerSpot reviewer
Ladislav NyiriIdentity and access management in the cloud - there are more interpretations of… more »
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reviewer1740369 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Jkumar infra

Hi all,

Can anyone help me out to understand what's the difference between the IDAM, PIM and PAM terms?

I've tried to check them out on the Web but unfortunately, was unable to understand the core concept.

I appreciate the help!

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHi @reviewer1740369, This is something that I have been doing research for… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
Community Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Insider data breaches can be a real problem in businesses. One way to address this issue is by implementing an identity and access management solution. 

What tips do you have for ensuring that one's identity and access management solution is effective?

Chris Bunn - PeerSpot reviewer
Chris BunnThe simplest and most common activity for every insider threat action is the… more »
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Access Management Articles

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Cyber Security has become one of the top priorities in today’s hyper-connected fast-growing technologies like cloud, mobile, and virtualization, making the lives of security professionals more challenging. Building multiple layers of security on the perimeter such as VPNs, access controls, fire...
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Abhirup Sarkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Abhirup Sarkar
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at DMX Technologies
What started out with hiring the workforce from different parts of the world to cut overhead costs and develop remote and hybrid working teams has become increasingly common, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Working from different locations has become the norm and has changed the way business...
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Does access control terminology puzzle you? Many people often mistake PIM, PAM, and IAM – privileged identity management, privileged access management, and identity and access management. Oftentimes, they also believe that privileged access management (PAM) and privileged account management (al...
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
                                What is Privileged Account Management (PAM)? Privileged account management can be defined as managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users. A privileged user is someone who has administrative access to critical systems. For instance, anyone ...
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Abhirup Sarkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Abhirup Sarkar
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at DMX Technologies
Zero Trust is a set of techniques to secure end-to-end IT network infrastructure. Given the complexity of today’s networks, Zero Trust security principles continue to evolve and adapt to current demands. As indicated by the history of Zero Trust, an evolving IT security landscape was what had ev...
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Access Management Topics

What are the properties of access management?

Access management, or IAM, comprises the systems and procedures that allow IT administrators to designate a digital identity for each individual, authenticate them when they log in, authorize them to access specific resources, and monitor and manage those identities throughout their lifecycle.

It is important to avoid granting users excess access privileges. Typically, this involves offering all users the lowest level of access possible while still allowing them to perform their roles.

There are several areas that fall under the category of access management:

  • Authentication requires users to provide credentials to the access management system before being granted access to their required resources.

  • Single sign-on is a one-time process that users execute to access all of their resources. With single sign-on, users can access different applications but only have to authenticate once. There is no need to remember multiple usernames and passwords for various applications.

  • Federated single sign-on allows users from outside of a domain, such as users from other divisions or organizations, to access externally hosted applications without the need to remember and provide account credentials.

  • Privileged access management provides access management services for users with elevated privileges, such as system administrators. These users generally perform tasks that can expose sensitive information.
Why do we need identity and access management?

Access management is the most effective security practice that protects organizations and data against threats; organizations that use identity and access management solutions report a reduction of unauthorized access incidents. Implementing appropriate access management reinforces an organization’s risk management and security posture.

Access management security ensures that users have the right access privileges required for their job. Without it, approvals for access requests, frequent changes in user roles and departments, and the lack of suitable processes for access put the organization at risk of insider threats and increase the chances of data leakage.

By leveraging access management programs to automate and streamline access management, organizations can boost operational efficiencies.

What is an access management system?

Access management systems are used to manage and monitor user access authorization and access to data, systems, and applications to help protect organizations from data loss and security breaches.

Security access management systems are designed to automate and simplify the process of assigning and managing numerous access settings. Automated software helps guarantee that users have the correct authorization levels and only have access to the resources they need.

Access Management System Benefits

Regulatory compliance and industry mandates have become increasingly stringent and more complex in recent years. Access management solutions that automate data collection, reporting, and access enable companies to limit access to only those individuals who need it and be more compliant to industry standards. By leveraging strategic security policies, organizations can ensure data is strictly controlled while meeting ongoing compliance requirements.

Key benefits of using access management systems include:

  • Accidental damage prevention: Users with excess privileges could accidentally delete or share private enterprise data.

  • Malicious attack prevention: An employee with bad intent could damage or steal data or expose data to undermine the organization.

  • Prevent hacking attempts: Hackers often attempt to gain access to user profiles to hack into privileged accounts and access sensitive data on the server.

  • Save time with automation: Using manual tools for user management can slow IT operations and cause errors, potentially putting organizations at risk. By automating access management tasks like creating, modifying, deleting, or disabling accounts, access management systems help meet business demands in a faster, more accurate way. Using role-specific templates makes user provisioning fast. Automatic audit reports also lessen the time it takes to gain understanding of security concerns.

  • Security: Automated tools allow admins to instantly view breaches and act swiftly to address risks to protect data and resume operations.
Access Management System Features

Features to look for in an access management system include:

  • Access configuration: Access authorization levels can be configured for every individual. This is done by ranking organization departments based on the level of authority required to gain access. Authorization can be granted for specific dates and times.

  • Identity management: Management of identity relationships across all on premises and in the cloud, for customers and employees.

  • Profile and privacy central management: Comply with privacy regulations while providing your customers and employees with a single dashboard that allows them to manage their profile and privacy settings.

  • Directory services: Enable the handling of large transaction volumes with high performance.

  • Reporting: Automated tools generate customized reports showing who has access to what, when they accessed it, failed login attempts, and other suspicious actions.

  • Automatic door management: The ability to schedule door commands at specific times or in specific events is popular with organizations that are often open to members of the public during the day and closed at night.

  • Unique alarm notifications: Different notification sounds can be configured in the access management system dashboard. By using this setting, security teams can be notified of events even when they are away from their department.

  • Scheduled backups: Scheduled backups of the access database prevent the risk of having to restore and reset all information and settings after a server crash.

  • Third-party integrations: With multiple departments interacting with access management constantly, many solutions have been developed to integrate with third-party applications to increase office efficiency and productivity and also to improve security.
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