Team Avancer

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

To Business With Love…
The parade of regulations related to cyber security means more of compliance, discipline and agility to be showcased by businesses. Identity and Access Management technology has been instrumental in helping businesses achieve an upper hand on the regulatory requirements. Ever since internet made a foray the government has been on the front foot to monitor activities over the internet. The Sony hacks was a failure of corporate digital security in light unprecedented threats to public and private networks, organized cybercrime machinery. Businesses are often disciplined with regulatory arms that flash hefty fines, consumer rights violation, business ethics and any violation leading to downward ... Read More
05/15/2015Team Avancer
BYOD and Hillary
And yes by Hillary I am referring to the Secretary of State, Senator and former First Lady and probably the next President of the USA. For those who don’t know below is a brief summary of what happened: Hillary Clinton used her personal email account which didn’t encrypt messages during the first two months of use, which would have left emails sent and received by Clinton in early 2009 vulnerable, just when British and American intelligence agencies were reportedly spying on world leaders. In her defense she said “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed. “I thought it would be easier to ... Read More
05/15/2015Team Avancer
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Let’s start with what is IdM VM Image? In order to have a smooth functioning of IDM technology, the backend, front end and middleware needs to interact with each other. Therefore when an organization’s ecosystem is to bring Identity and Access Management technology, VM Image helps in simplifying the task. IAM solutions requires components with various versions to synchronise with the many features of IAM such as Provisioning, de-provisioning, SSO, Federated Access, Access Governance, Mobile Access… Depending on the requirements of the system, the complexity of existing IAM system that needs to be upgraded or a fresh system, keeps on increasing. Here are three key factors that indicate ... Read More
05/15/2015Team Avancer
Long-live-thy-password!
Passwords dates way back to 1960, the time of commencement of computing technology. It was quite secure and it still is a stylish factor in ensuring access security. We stand today in 2015 where the scope of computing has exploded and passwords have become easier to crack for hackers, who resort to innovative tricks to fool a user. Identity and Access technology algorithm has achieved exponential dimensions with one person possessing multiple IT properties. Such properties include, and are not limited to, the number of devices one owns, applications one accesses, websites one visits, recreation tools one opt for over the internet, online transactions one has to ... Read More
05/15/2015Team Avancer
Password Best Practices
The always in fashion technical crime (hacking) runs on the idea of guessing or stealing a password. Passwords is a tiny piece of puzzle that protects a user identity. They are the keys that unlocks access to various applications over the internet. These applications could be sensitive in nature depending on the quality of conversation undertaken over a specific touch-point. Although even when the least vulnerable system has been attacked – it poses a threat on the existence of passwords and the value attributed to security by its users. IT Admin's Delight!Attending to a set of best practices can set you apart when it comes ... Read More
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The cost of implementing an IAM solution is often frowned at, while organizations continue with struggle of managing identities, authorizing and authenticating users. We at Avancer strongly believe that this year is going to be a game changer, we are likely to witness a mind-set change where decision makers will view expenses in IAM as investment. Return on investment is assessing the profitability of the investment, but in case of IAM it requires moving away from traditional understanding of calculating ROI. Look at the cost of compromising what is at stake if implementing Identity and Access technology is delayed in an organisation. The need of the time is to move ... Read More
05/11/2015Team Avancer
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Integrating Identity Management (IdM) technology within the system is imperative for healthcare services providers. Healthcare providers have to remain on top at providing best care to patients. IAM technology has evolved through years to help healthcare organizations in achieving a secure IT framework, and be compliant to landmark regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH. The structure of healthcare business has evolved into a module where it becomes imperative to integrate correct set of technology to interact within the IT system. In order to remain on the top at providing best care to patients, it is important for decision makers of healthcare organizations to understand the ingredients that go into the making of a perfect IAM synchronized IT infrastructure. In addition ... Read More
05/11/2015Team Avancer
Healthcare
IDaaS (Cloud based Identity Management solution) allows benefits of Identity Management to all. Identity as a Service (IDaaS) or Cloud Identity Solutions come into play when businesses decide to take a strategic decision and build on legacy IAM System. In case of healthcare, IDaaS based setups become all the more important as they allow flexibility to connect with various healthcare applications. Getting close to management of Identity through a legacy IT System which is governed via on premise setup often challenging, costly and complex. Well rounded and all-encompassing Cloud Identity Managed solutions are ideal for health care providers. The way ahead is parallel management of IAM on cloud and IAM on Premise in Healthcare settingsProtecting confidentiality and integrity of patient records has ... Read More
05/11/2015Team Avancer
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Before we speak about the trends, let have a little chat about where 2014 left! The curtain raiser for 2014 was Target Identity Theft Scandal, and the curtain closed with Amazon Scam Email, ringing bells of Identity theft threats. Each of such events have pointed at passive threats of Identity thefts. This arrives at the time when C-Suite Executives, Administrative IT, Business Owners are struggling to optimize technology to achieve business excellence, efficiency, compliance, governance, et al. The custodians of administrative IT are not oblivious of these threats, but many chose to keep their fingers crossed and wish they will not be attacked. This is happening at the time when scam ... Read More
05/11/2015Team Avancer
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Knowing that in order to stay competent, businesses started bringing state-of-art innovative solutions into office premises. Today it is impossible to imagine a business without computing assistance. It has surpassed limited office dimensions and defied traditional work settings. As we talk about tele-commuting, flexi-time, contractual employment, outsourcing, virtual offices, global team and more without compromising on business efficacy. Therefore amongst many must, making Identity Management central to business model becomes imperative. Here are ten benefits of integrating IdM in your organization: Process orientation: While the world talk of technology integration, it is process that needs to do the talking. IdM allows ... Read More
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The benefits of technology are immense and this statement is not new to us. The scope of technological advancement leave us with a sense of awe and surprise – the process of inducting technology into a traditional system is not easy. It becomes even more complex when technological induction surpasses individual capacity and takes to a whole bunch of people, just as in case of Identity Management. Here are the top challenges that companies face when it comes to making a decision: Finding validation of fancy claims. While the back-end dynamics are not to be understood by decision makers, management often question whether claims related to achieving efficiency, security, optimization and automation are valid? ... Read More
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If you have experienced no such activity then you are either lucky or oblivious. In case you have delayed securing your network then you are vulnerable to Cyber Trespassing. From an organisational standpoint, putting in place firewalls and anti-virus is fine, but they do not ensure unfailing security.I am not talking about conventional trespassing, I am talking about cyber trespassing. Can you recall someone invaded your network? Here are some likely clues your network has been trespassed (or you may even use clichéd term ‘hacked’). Internet is a gateway to achieve jaw-dropping scale – it holds true for both ethical as well as unethical users. ... Read More
05/11/2015Team Avancer