Identity and access management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons. IAM addresses the mission-critical need to ensure appropriate access to resources across increasingly mobile environments, and to meet security and privacy requirements.
The use of computers and Internet nowadays is part of our society. All our corporate and private information is available if you have the correct credentials. Just using username / password is not enough to secure this; you need strong authentication to prevent unauthorised access to your data.
Next to authentication, authorization is also part of Identity & Access Management. In the old days, this was centrally configured for a user, so that they have only access to their specific data. However, in today’s IT systems we will also face situations that a user will determine which information he wants to share with a specific business application. With so much more to keep track of as employees migrate through different roles in an organisation, it becomes more difficult to manage identity and access. A common problem is that privileges are granted as needed when employee duties change but the access level escalation is not revoked when it is no longer required.
Our solutions SafeSign Identity Client and ConsentID Identity Provider support strong authentication and put the end user in control of his information. Our IAM technology can be used to initiate, capture, record and manage user identities and their related access permissions in an automated system. This ensures that access privileges are granted according to one interpretation of policy and all individuals and services are properly authenticated, authorised and audited.