Access management tools can be either hardware, software, or a service put in place to ensure that an organization's networks are safe and their data is secure. An AM tool is utilized to ensure all users (employees, consultants, clients, customers, etc.) are only allowed access to the specific area required by their job or role in the organization. The AM will determine (based on defined protocols) access, roles, and permission for every user and will also track activity across the system to certify there is no unauthorized, inappropriate, or abusive activity occurring. In today’s robust marketplace, IT security personnel always need to know who has access to the ecosystem's network and ensure stringent safety protocols are in place to keep the data and the environment safe and secure. A highly-regarded AM tool will ensure these goals are consistently achieved.