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Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)Okta Workforce IdentityForgeRockAuth0CyberArk IdentityOneLogin by One IdentityUserLockAkamai Enterprise Application Access
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    Let's say we decide that our users need to have MFA, multi-factor authentication. It is very easy to implement that with Azure Active Directory.It has things like conditional access. For example, if someone is accessing sensitive information, then we could force them to do multi-factor authentication. Therefore, we can stop access if it is coming from a location that we did not expect.
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    What I found most valuable in Okta Workforce Identity is that it worked together with VMware Workspace One, so there was this device check at the same time. My company used the trusted device method that enabled you to define that only the trusted devices including the Workspace One agent were able to access the applications directly without an additional authentication step.
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  4. This is a stable solution. When you do experience any issues, you will see it in your DB logs or audit logs so you can easily reach a conclusion of might be causing it.
  5. It's a very powerful platform. It has the ability to do the usual stuff, according to modern protocols, like OIDC and OAuth 2. But the real benefit of using the platform comes from its flexibility to enhance it with rules and, now, with what they call authentication pipelines. That is the most significant feature, as it allows you to customize everything regarding the authentication and authorization process.
  6. The setup, via cloud, is simple. The initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half.
  7. The most valuable feature is the ease with which we can manage the sign-on feature.When it comes to access management, the solution's single pane of glass is extremely important. The single pane of glass for access management enables collaborative work between IT and security. We have access to certain applications that require device trust. Based on the role, we can access those applications through OneLogin Desktop.
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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. Application Access's most valuable feature is the accessibility of enterprise tech protection.The capability of Akamai Enterprise Application Access is what you're looking for, it's giving you the service that you're looking for. It's simple and doesn't use an agent. It uses LCSD responders, and they have a lot of services around the globe. That's the reason that we were very interested in using it because it has a lot of coverage. This is because it's under the GDS umbrella.

Advice From The Community

Read answers to top Access Management questions. 633,572 professionals have gotten help from our community of experts.
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 24 2022

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)
May 20 2022

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 »
6 Answers
Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
May 19 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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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
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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 a tech company with 51-200 employees
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 a tech company with 51-200 employees
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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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Members of the IT Central Station community are always happy to take a few minutes to help other users by answering questions posted on our site. In this Q&A round-up, we’re focusing on our users’ answers about SIEM, Identity and Access Management, and the Differences between Hyper-conv...
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Rony_Sklar@Himanshu Shah ​@Consulta85d2 ​@Aji Joseph ​@Mark Adams ​@Steffen Hornung ​@Dan… more »
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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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