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Identity access and management (IAM), the IT security discipline dedicated to ensuring that the “right persons have access to the right resources at the right time for the right reasons,” has been around since the early 2000s. At that time, organizations and their IT teams were responding organically to the need for managing identity.
The urgency of the issue was not recognized, however, until events precipitated by Enron and other companies led to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation, which called for tighter controls on employee access.
With IAM, organizations can provide users with a single identity (or single sign-on) to use for access to a wide range of applications and devices across the enterprise. Over the years, the road to IAM at many organizations has been a bumpy one. With thousands of users and hundreds of applications to manage, the challenges are greater than ever.
A recent report found, for example, that 44 percent of organizations take weeks to provide access across applications and systems—and 32 percent of IT organizations can take weeks more to remove former users from access to applications and systems.1
Many other developments have created additional speed bumps:
Your IAM solution should include partner software with rf IDEAS readers to lock down access controls and establish privilege access so employees only have access to the systems and information they need to effectively do their jobs and only for the necessary duration.
rf IDEAS offers a complete family of badge readers to meet your need for error-free identification—and with flexible configurations and multiple form factors to meet your IAM requirements. Our readers can help you take your IAM program to the next level, supporting the enterprise as you adapt your IAM strategies to address mobile credentials for logical access and authentication. For more information, please click here.