Identities are the new perimeter: why IAM is more important than ever
Identity and access management (IAM) is becoming increasingly important across all industries since it is a core element of IT security, dealing with one of the most prevalent vectors, the human identity.
Collaboration across multiple business units or companies has become part of daily work. The number of entities participating with one or several identities is growing fast, and the applications used are scattered across premises and cloud platforms. These circumstances render traditional approaches to managing identities and access points obsolete and require modern solutions. A lot of companies are bound to face considerable challenges on their path to a proper IAM, as they need to consolidate and synchronize all the relevant, identity-related data, implement a scalable IAM environment, deal with the human factor, which always presents an incalculable risk, and comply with current regulations, which are anything but set in stone.
With the right strategic approach and partners for its identity and access management, a user company is not only able to reduce the risk of identity theft or cut costs for hosting legacy IT solutions, it can also lay the foundations for the holistic harmonization of users’ access to the application landscape, providing valuable control.
Learn more about the background of IAM, current challenges and corresponding best practices regarding a modern IAM system in our new InSight Analysis.