As organisations progress their digital transformation journeys, along with a determined shift of enterprise applications to the cloud, one of the key security strategies being deployed to support the transition is the concept of ‘zero-trust’ networking. Central to this is Identity and Access Management – ensuring that the person demanding access to enterprise resources is who they say they are, then ensuring that confidential information isn’t being shared with unauthorised users and putting your organisation at risk.
Device proliferation, the increasing use of cloud applications, mobile working, M&A, and customer-supplier collaboration programmes add to the overall complexity of the identity landscape and can add substantial risk to organisations in terms of security breaches and fraud.
The counterbalance to security is the equally increasing thirst for a faster, more streamlined user experience for employees and customers, with as few authentication roadblocks or complexities as possible. If you’re to satisfy both sets of demands from your business, then it’s more than likely your existing approach to identity and access management just isn’t up to the job anymore.