Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Quick Stats

Senior-level IT security professionals participated in a survey to uncover how
your peers in other organizations regard their current IAM status.
How does your Access Management Maturity compare to theirs?
Rate their organizations as low in overall maturity in IAM requirements
Claim Audit as the top driver for implementing IAM solutions
Organizations that rely on manual processes to control and audit access to critical systems
Companies that experienced data theft which originated internally
Have a mechanism or a process to enforce least privileged access
SPHERE can help you design and implement an IAM solution or
accelerate and fill any gaps you may have with your existing IAM deployment.
Check out a past webinar we hosted with SailPoint.
The Power of Identity: Enabling Secure Business Growth
To read the full report: IAM Access Management

Why is IAM so challenging?

In order to implement a complete IAM solution, you need to have an understanding
about every distributed system, application, platform, and how each manages entitlements.
And that’s just step 1!

Top 5 Best Practices (and examples of how we help!)

1. Least Privileged Access We prune access by engaging with the right owner to make sure only the right people have access. Tools and processes are put in place to manage this process long term.
2. Role Based Access We map identities to the resources they require access to for their job function. This correlation of information, along with the appropriate HR system feeds, is used to create a role.
3. Accurate Ownership We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach, so we created a waterfall process that takes multiple approaches into consideration and automates the initial massive task of establishing ownership and knowing whom to ask questions about access controls.
4. Focus on Clean AD Groups We recognize how important Active Directory is to implementing effective access controls. AD groups are the primary mechanism for providing access to Windows-based resources. We inventory the groups, identify how the group is used and ensure ownership is accurate.
5. Deep Dive on Privileged Accounts We understand that security is a huge motivating factor for IAM programs. Therefore we always set aside time to focus on Privileged Access Management and the stronger and tighter controls we will put in place for these important accounts.

Benefits of Identity and Access Management

Security and Data Breach Prevention

Regulatory and Audit Compliance

Efficiency and Productivity of Users

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