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

IAM-Upgrades
Many people find the process of IAM upgrades to be highly annoying and disruptive as they consider it as a complete waste of time. However, upgrades are really important for several reasons; firstly, they solve problems or shortcomings of the software. Secondly, it is often experienced that support for older versions expire after the new versions have been introduced. Also additional functionalities and capabilities are required as technology landscape evolves to avoid security failures.  Picture having a flip phone, VCR, or a boom box in this day in age, you’ve made upgrades on those things in life, and upgrades will always be necessary, so ... Read More
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As commonly known, API stands for application programming interface, that helps bring together a wide range of business services in order to facilitate organizational growth. Similarly, an Identity API is a well-defined HTTP/S based service that makes everything from a single focused task (i.e. reset password) to the entirety of your Identity and Access Management infrastructure available to developers. One of the pioneering companies in this segment is Oracle. The Oracle API Gateway is an all-inclusive platform for managing, delivering and securing web API’s. It provides integration, acceleration, governance and security for API and SOA-based systems. It is available on Windows, Linux, and Solaris. For example, it enables ... Read More
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Camouflage; a technique is most effectively used in defense services to hide from the opponent soldiers in the battle ground. With IDaaS, the concept of camouflage makes inroads to the world of technology. The fancy statement relating Identity as a Service (IDaaS)  and camouflage was made to highlight that the data is very much there on an intangible platform, saved from the present world predators, mankind has named them hackers, cyber criminals, social engineers, and more. The prevalent concern raised around cloud computing is security. Management of identities through cloud necessitates the need for IDaaS. It is, therefore, a united and integrated framework of internet enabled services, which allows authorization, authentication, ... Read More
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Mobile-Access-Management
Mobility is playing an ever-increasing role in the life of contemporary business, providing everyone with a new level of communications freedom. The commercial benefits associated with greater mobility have been recognized as a great stimulus for businesses looking to transform to new business strategies that capitalize these core strengths. Mobile devices and services enable companies to stand out from the competition by providing access to business information within a timeframe that customers appreciate. Analysts estimate that 50% of business applications will be accessed through mobile devices over the next couple of years. Undoubtedly, we are entering an era where business will redefine ... Read More
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Jack owns a small and ambitious startup project. He deals with a stride of potential clients through his tiny army of professionals. Being at work on the go is what make Jack’s setup cast success. Competition is tough out there. Jack was never amused to notice that most of the target clients get poached by some other enterprise with competitive deal offerings. Sensing it as something more than a mere coincidence, Jack’s investigation revealed that a former team member, who now manages a rival enterprise, has been keeping an eye on Jack’s data. The alarming question was – how did the competitor get ... Read More
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Ever wondered what exactly keeps you craving for that dish you had last week or makes a dish standout from the rest? The Recipe!! I am sure if a recipe for supper interests you so much, the recipe to setting up the best security management solution for your organization must be giving you sleepless nights. There are different recipes or “Use Cases” as we call them which can add that different flavour to your organizational security. We would be talking about the 4 most widely accepted use cases below: The diagram below explains the entire IAM process cycle and each of the use cases will comply with the same process in their own different ways: Use Case 1: Internal(Intranet) SSO This ... Read More
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IAM-Advisory-services
How do you ensure that your implemented IAM process is being effective? In today’s dynamic business environment the, role of Identity and Access Management (IAM) is to ensure organization’s security is undeniably critical. An IAM aids greater efficiency, security, increased productivity and of course regulatory compliance within the organization by automating IT tasks and reducing costs and efforts of offering services. Given the complexity of implementing a successful IAM architect, an expert’s assistance can provide organizations with invaluable support in understanding the data and access requirements, user roles and regulations. IAM Advisory services act as a shield when it comes to assisting businesses to combat issues that may crop up at project deployment stage. When you are looking for a trusted partner ... Read More
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For businesses such as banking, insurance, investment management and others belonging to the financial sector, managing security requirements becomes more and more challenging. Today, organizations are increasingly turning to cloud-based solutions to address their needs to reduce complexity, to ease scalability and to rapidly introduce new services to market. Among the various areas where cloud technology has proven to be a boon, Cloud Identity Management or Identity-as-a-service has become a crucial element for a comprehensive and effective data and resource security strategy. Below are the benefits of this technology from the perspective of financial sector: Time is Money The company and clients can have access to important documents anytime and anywhere from any web-enabled device such as desktops, laptops, ... Read More
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Here’s a scenario: “ABC Tech. reported a breach in its systems, thereby losing some sensitive corporate data. After probing, it came out that this was the work of an employee holding a grudge against the organization. While the employee did his deed on his last working day, pious IT architect of the company was the one to be blamed.” As an enterprise, are you braced against such threats? Do you know that you can create a security shield in your organization through Identity and Access Management (IAM)? Yes, IAM solution ensures the right access privileges to the right person at the right time with the right device! The next concern is “Would this add ... Read More
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Does anyone truly have Privacy? With Google tracking your interests, Facebook scanning each Photograph, Foursquare locating you every now and then, and apps like FindMyIphone, this becomes a very trivial question. In recent times, it has become crucial for users to draw a line between their online and offline lives. The picture is a matrix of regulations, compliances, policy framework when I look at it from an enterprise perspective. Here I have cut short some of the important regulations that industries/enterprises have to comply with: 1. Finance: Did you know that the Insurance and Finance industry fraud losses in the US last year were in billions? Stringent audits and penalization have ... Read More
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Business has reached far greater heights in today’s world than anyone ever thought was possible. The same can be said for technology. Put the business and technology together and you have an escalation of everything – profits, ease of conduct, innovations, better control and more. Wait; go back to ‘better control’. Is technology offering better control over your business, employees and customers? Yes, it would be a lie to say it is not. However, we need to draw attention to the fact that sophisticated business techniques have increased the risk factor as well. Here are some of the changes that business has ... Read More
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The-Million-Dollar-Smartphone-theft
Oops! Lost your smartphone or laptop?  So what are you worried about: contacts, pictures or starting Candy Crush from Level 1 on your new phone? But, that is the least of your organizations concerns, they’re worried about the confidential e-mails, tenders and that million dollar idea that you have been working on for the last 4 months! Your personal device is no longer just your loss but poses a serious threat of corporate espionage to your respective organization, and could affect the industry as a whole. Welcome to the connected world, where companies are no longer confined geographical limitations. With access to company files, emails, and even projects from ... Read More
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