Dec. 9, 2013 - CRANBURY, N.J. -- IT infrastructures are under constant threat from within and outside organizations. Conventional methods of security tend to miss out on a number of insider threats such as disclosure of passwords and fraudulent activities due to employee conspiracies. External threats such as attacks which take advantage of IT security gaps that do not have any solutions available currently also put critical business information at great risk.
To curb the existence of such threats, companies such as AmerIndia are helping business employee company wide identity management solutions to control ongoing access of information, networks and applications. While it is understood that access to company resources is important for everyday operations in the private as well as public sector, the use of effective identity and access management systems ensures that access if highly secure and quick. Furthermore, it helps ensure that the users are able to access authorized resources as conveniently as possible.
Digital identities have proven to be an effective solution for battling the ongoing threats of fraud and password disclosure. These identities essentially help in specifying how different users interact with the computer networks. However, it has been found that few companies store and use identity information at a single case. More often than not, you will find them in multiple departments, multiple offices across geographical boundaries, within different software programs and even in different business divisions. Now consider this along with the increased number of mergers and acquisitions that further risk n the proliferation of such information and databases. There is no doubt that effective identity management is now a complex and expensive security priority.
Identity management in simpler words consists of the entire process managing digital identities right from creating and controlling individual user profiles, services, systems and the employment of newer technologies to make sure that access to company resources are well controlled.
The right kind of identity and access management strategy will create a fine balance between processes, technologies and policies to make sure that the user identities are automatically managed. Companies like AmerIndia make it their goal to provide top notch solutions which help initiate, capture, record and manage these digital identities along with the relevant access permissions with respect to propriety data and other company information bases.
In today’s collaborative business environments, it is very much possible to extend business identities beyond corporate employees and include a range of stakeholders such as outsourced vendors, floor machines, administrator accounts and clients or customers.
Effective identity and access management provides a myriad of dividends to corporations. Increased efficiency in identity management and authorization procedures directly result in lower ownership costs. Most importantly, security improvements help significantly reduce the risks of internal as well as external attacks.