Despite being pegged as an intuitive and intelligent system, Identity and Access Management (IAM) implementation remains a struggle for many. IAM assist the in the creation of a secure IT System with an improved ability to automatically detect threats and cyber risks. Organizations can achieve maximum information security. Improved security and surveillance into user access privileges. Reduced security costs through task automation, audit and reporting capabilities, tighter security controls, eliminated or reduced duplicate user IDs.
Business-centric benefits are overlooked and a hush-hush tendency prevails. What is known less is that the resourcefulness it brings to business establishments, be it small business setups of big corporate houses, is IAM’s automation benefits. Automation brought about through IAM solution can create an edge when it comes to optimization of resources – be it the manpower or technical infrastructure.
IAM brings much needed workflow automation aimed at efficiency and optimization of resources.
Listed below are the top features that assists in automation through IAM Technology:
1. Create Just-In-Time IT System
All users under an IAM managed system gain better capabilities realised through reduction or elimination of manual errors.
2. Ensure Streamlined Operations
The information and data repository is stored in one updated platform allowing all users access to updated details.
3. Manage Employee Life Cycle
From on-boarding a new employee to repealing access rights of terminated employee, IAM can automate it all.
4. Instant Processing Requests
Creating optimized systems and discouraging delays with instant requests notified for action to relevant authority with an organization.
5. Enforce Corporate Governance
Be it regulations by apex industry authorities or internal corporate policies, IAM enforces them by coding these policies into the system.
6. Single-Sign-On (SSO) Capabilities
Achieving access to multiple applications through just one time login assist in dealing with forgotten login credentials and repeated login efforts.
7. Mobile Certifications for Business Applications
Considering proliferation handheld devices IAM assists in mobile certifications and paves way for policies such as BYOD and CYOD.
8. Working in Federation
Allowing partners and associates to enter digital data warehouse and access just right set of information.
9. Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Functionality
Identify users without them entering passwords but through biometric technology or One-Time-Password (OTP) functionality.
10. Password Self-Service
Automates IT Helpdesk time consuming tasks of changing existing passwords, setup notifications or create a fresh password when a user forgets one.
These are the broad benefits of Identity and Access Managed System. In a nutshell IAM creates automation which in turn improves services, increases productivity, minimizes manual errors, creates efficient systems and with heightened security. Implementation of IAM/IdM technology is not a struggle anymore as cloud based features offer scope of quick and secure installation. Expert intervention in case if IDaaS (Cloud based Identity Management) can be helpful to understand costing consideration.