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Avancer Corporation is a systems integrator focusing on State of Art Identity and Access Management technology. With over a decade of experience of integrating IAM solutions for world’s leading corporations we bring you some insights through our articles on Avancer Corporation’s Official Blog

Patient-facing applications as provided by healthcare APIs have given plethora of options for engaging with customers via mobile, web, as well as social media platforms. APIs are defined as protocols or programming routines which allows the software applications for sharing data or information. Organizations – specifically healthcare providers – have been using this tool for creating synchronized management of records, information, data, while saving time, money and resources. Usage of APIs in Healthcare brings better sharing of patient information and creates a robust workforce management systemBenefits of using APIs in healthcare are multi-pronged. Patients are given an enormous opportunity for using their own data. This helps in keeping a record of their health status, therefore aiding them in making informed decisions. ... Read More
02/04/2016Team Avancer
By their very nature, IT network of educational/ academic institutions are used by a large number of transient users. One of the examples of a transient user is an aspiring student who fills up an application and use parent’s credit card to make the payment. Such details are stored in the institution’s system. Academic institutions keep enormous information, which includes but is not limited to research papers, student’s data, transaction details, etc. What’s more – It is not just about money, this game is also about truckloads of sensitive information that is possession of universities. Top rated universities are at the forefront of academic, government and even defense research. For cyber criminals, educational institutions are easier to break into because the ... Read More
10/23/2015Team Avancer
A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is someone who has climbed up to a senior-level executive role within an organization. The key responsibility is to establish, protect and maintain enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure information assets are protected through right set of technological interventions. With time, the role has become challenging as sophistication of evolved technology requires constant learning. As cyber criminals invest in developing sophisticated hacking tools, CISO’s are expected to be a step ahead of them. While hacking aims at exploiting security vulnerabilities, hackers have successfully developed robust tools that include, but are not limited to advanced features such as forensics, APIs, etc. The army of IT security guards led by the Chief Information Security Officers ... Read More
10/07/2015Team Avancer
The demand of business today is to allow data on the go and Internet of Everything is catching up fast – these are areas of concern for the keepers of cyber security. Usage of mobile devices has been higher, tablets are only extending the purview of hand held devices. Many enterprises see benefits of mobile access as it helps in keeping the system on-the-go. However inadequate control over mobile devices may end up into a business nightmare. One user and many devices – mobile, laptop, desktop, tablet. When usage of mobile devices is permitted for official use, it becomes a responsibility of both device users and enterprise to ensure that it does not leak sensitive corporate information.Listed below are the situations ... Read More
09/29/2015Team Avancer
Businesses that are able to implement Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology in the right way are promised big rewards. However, CIOs and decision makers need to gain perspective on IAM implementation and make sure that their approach is progressive to get the best out of their IAM investment. A though through strategic implementation of IAM technology can make all the difference to your business.Here are the things IT decision makers need to keep in perspective when they are at the stage of making IAM technology a part of their IT Ecosystem. Anticipating the Scale of Preparation it Demands CIOs first IAM implementation is often overlooks the need for expert intervention. While it may come across as ... Read More
09/01/2015Team Avancer
Healthcare, being a social sector is designed for public access and traditionally has not considered enforcing safeguards. An effective way to approach HIPAA compliance in a healthcare establishment is by ensuring that any myth related to the regulation is defied. It becomes crucial to gain deep knowledge about the regulations. As digitization of sensitive information in healthcare sector has taken on in full swing, service providers, be it large settings or smaller units, are perpetual targets of cyber thieves looking for information. If it surprises you that data (whether on premises or cloud) in custody of healthcare providers – from large hospital to small clinical settings to laboratories – are on the watch list of cyber criminals, then do not ... Read More
08/18/2015Team Avancer
Did you receive a request for approval lately? Is that request lying on your inbox unattended? Is there any further clarification (or worse – a series of clarifications) required to process that request – perhaps a policy consideration which might require intervention of a super senior resource? What if you are required to take out all requests he has sent in? Isn’t that’s a pain in the neck? The term is Un-automated Workflow Syndrome / Un-computerized Workflow Syndrome. Think about intuitive intelligent IT systems that track each activity and enables users to take out relevant (and authorized) information at a click of mouse? Collaborative automation is about creation of intuitive systems made possible with IAM technology and that is undoubtedly one of ... Read More
08/13/2015Team Avancer
When I think of government enacted legislation, I remember the famous quote from one of the influential humanist philosophers, Marsilio Ficino, “Everything in nature is either a cause aimed at you or the consequence made by you”. With the history behind us on the Enron accounting scandal and the future pondering the significance and protection of big data & the growing threat of cyber breach attacks, it has become imperative for the corporations, educational institutions & government agencies to embrace legislation enacted regulatory compliances not just to be law abiding, but also to protect enterprise & stakeholder assets & bring ROI in the form of operational efficiency. Regulatory compliances and Identity & Access Management (IAM) technology go hand-in-hand, because they both ... Read More
08/06/2015Team Avancer
IT security best practice keeps evolving, regardless of whether businesses claim that they are well aware of them. Furthermore, this knowledge is of little benefit if pre-empted actions to prevent mishaps are not taken. With IT infrastructures within companies becoming increasingly complex, it is becoming all the more important for organizations to become proactive about IT/Cyber Security. In this case, the problem seldom lies with lack of awareness, but is attributed to lethargic attitude towards embracing requisite IT security measures. That’s precisely what experts point at when they express their disappointment with the adoption of IAM technology. In vulnerable internet based platform, Identity and Access Management brings a security shield at user’s entry point. In addition to this, it is found ... Read More
07/25/2015Team Avancer
Quite a few features of Identity and Access Management Technology are not known to IT decision makers. All they understand is a raw concept – allowing right person to enter the office premises and in digital terminology it is allowing for the right access to organization’s IT systems. One of the lesser known features about the IAM technology is that the benefits of right access are not limited to internal audience, it is quite exhaustive and reaches out to your Federated network. Federated Access is the electronic identity and attributes of users in (or beyond the physical range of) organizations. Federated Access Management provides a simple mechanism to identify, authenticate, validate, and authorize users and provide them with seamless access ... Read More
07/06/2015Team Avancer
Cloud technology has come a long way. As businesses express their concerns over security considerations in a cloud environment, cloud operators come up with a befitting solution. Examples of this proactive approach include Single tenancy on (private) cloud, Bring Your Own Encryption (BYOE), Ensuring Data in Motion, … These are in keeping with the trends in the computing technology and these benefits are rightly extended to the Identity and Access Governance sphere. So while all the noise is being created over cloud is safe, why not take the next step and talk about Privilege Account Management and relating it to Cloud. Here is a question – where must your IT Admin’s root password be? Take a pick – Cloud or On Premise. Before ... Read More
06/29/2015Team Avancer