Identity management is the term used to define the process of managing the digital identities provided to all employees within an organization. It has become an essential component of IT security, especially since the introduction of the GDPR in Europe, and more and more businesses are looking to step up their investments in identity management over the next few years.
With more companies than ever working on a solely digital basis, there is a need for users to be able to access specific systems, applications and databases so that they are able to capture and record data that is crucial to their role and the business. In many cases, a company will have a dedicated IT department, who are responsible for creating or removing credentials of a user, but with an increase in threats to data, this is often not enough. Quality identity management solutions can make it a much more secure and straightforward process for all involved and has the following benefits:
- Data Security
Data security is big news at the moment and every few weeks we hear about huge security breaches at some of the top companies, proving even the giants of industry can be vulnerable to cyber threats. With more and more businesses implementing an online presence, and more and more consumers signing up to various accounts, the risk of someone accessing information that they shouldn’t is higher than ever. It’s incredibly difficult – and expensive – having someone sitting there physically monitoring security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Outsourcing your identity and access management can take the pressure off. You’re guaranteed to have a team of experts doing that for you, while you concentrate on building your business.
2. Keeping Up with Technology
It is quite frightening how quickly technology moves. One minute you can have the most up to date and secure log in system, the next it is about as modern and relevant as a VHS player. By outsourcing your identity and access management systems to a specialized company, you know that it will always use the most up to date technology, such as biometrics.
When you have various systems that you need to connect to conduct your business, logging in can be a hassle. We all know how easy it is to forget passwords and usernames, and the hoops that you have to jump through to regain access. By using an identity and access management system, you can streamline them and use a single login to access all of the information that you or your employees need to carry out a task.
4. Add and remove permissions seamlessly
If someone new joins or someone leaves a team, or access to specific information needs to be restricted or widened, it can be a lot of work for the IT team. Access management allows you to do this quickly and easily, giving you more time to concentrate on what is really important for your business.