Three Must-Have IAM Upgradesby
To many, managing proper user access is a zero-sum game. Either an individual, be it an employee, contractor, or outside user, has the appropriate access necessary to their job function, or they don’t. And from the customer perspective, if that in-place IAM processes appears to be working, why change it? If ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the old saying goes.
But because of this belief, many current users and potential buyers are unaware of the various updates in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market that can drastically improve the IAM experience. These additions can automate certain processes, leverage in-place technologies, and further solidify user confidence in Identity and Access Management.
As we at RSA Aveksa continue to survey the IAM landscape, we’ve noticed three new features of updated IAM products designed to make life just a little bit easier.
Now with Recommendations:
- Like Netflix offering recommendations based upon previous viewing habits, newer IAM updates now suggest entitlements based upon similar attributes across the enterprise. Let’s say you’re hiring a new employee in the accounting department. The update would suggest accounts payable entitlements, for example, for the new employee, cutting down on the time necessary to assign proper entitlements. Additionally, the new feature also applies to function changes.
- At some point, users may need access to a certain application but not all the entitlements within. Application owners concerned about inappropriate access to sensitive information or risky capabilities can now hide certain entitlements through a process known as “entitlement ring fencing.” It’s a great new feature that allows application owners more control, which will inevitability reduce risk.
Provisioning in the Cloud
- New IAM solutions have brought provisioning to the cloud. Now, users can request and provision access to applications from the cloud, regardless of whether they are SaaS or on-premise. This can provide the same rapid time-to-value capabilities as on-premise solutions without the capital expenditures.