IAM Solutions: Access Management

Access Management

Access management is the automation of user authentication to appropriated access based on their role within an organization.

It both provides comprehensive security measures to limit user access to the information within their defined role and also makes for ease of access to appropriated applications and systems. Adopting an IAM program with the help of GCA consist of strong authentication, friction-less login, embedded custom apps, and centralized administration. We understand that it’s important to not just have a comprehensive platform that is inclusive of employees/partners/customers but it’s also important to have an intelligent platform that is able to create intelligent policies based on login context.

To avoid making architectural implementation mistakes that result in the security tools operating in a compartmentalized fashion (thereby leaving your organization still open to risk), it’s important to trust the experts.

Web access management (WAM)

Authorizes users for web applications to always ensure they have the right access. WAM also incorporates components of policy controls and authorization, multi factor authentication, and/or single sign-on.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Enables users to enter one set of credentials to access their web applications across a variety of systems (regardless of platform, technology, or domain) using any device, including: desktop, smartphone, and tablet. This process allows users to enhance productivity and organizations to help ensure their data stays secure.

Multi-Factor Authentication MFA

Since compromised credentials is the leading cause of data breaches, MFA allows users to add layers of security by requiring more than one form of authentication to prove identity. In order to be granted access, two of the following must be presented: something you know, something you have, and/or something you are.

How you benefit from allowing GCA to help you implement Access Management

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Utilize best practices for IAM solution implementation

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Tie business process to Current IT architecture and future roadmap

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Strategic Role engineering and mapping

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Mapping and automation of compliance process

Solutions

Access management tools may also include the following noncore functionality:

Basic identity administration

such as self-service registration and user profile updates.

Password reset

a feature that’s nearly ubiquitous

Enterprise mobility management

(EMM), which is not usually included

Basic identity synchronization

to a limited set of target systems

Identity repository services

to hold attributes used in access decisions

Web access management (WAM)

A WAM product allows an organization to extend its IAM program to web-based resources for both internal and external users.

It offers enhanced security measures by focusing on authenticating users and ensuring proper authorization, allowing users secure access to accounts for external web applications outside the company premises. Furthermore, most WAM solutions offer additional capabilities such as self-service password reset, delegation of control, role-based access control (RBAC), and automated provisioning. GCA can implement and install your WAM network technology to enhance user experience and augment network security.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a fundamental component of access management that enables users to log in to an application with a single set of credentials then automatically gain access to a variety of associated applications.

Along with improving productivity and the overall user experience, SSO enhances organizational compliance by utilizing a centralized database and providing detailed user access reporting. GCA can help with establishing device-based security policies, connecting to both your on-premise and cloud applications, and IT monitoring. With a well-executed SSO strategy, we can drastically reduce your password-related down time and work to reduce the risk of insider threats. Let GCA and SSO poise your business for exponential scalability, rapid provisioning for cloud applications, overall increased IT security

Multi-Factor Authentication MFA

Multi-factor authentication is a security enhancement that requires users during login to provide more than one method of authentication and is typically comprised of two of the following:

Something you know (ex: a security question), something you have (ex: a separate device), and/or something you are (ex: fingerprint). MFA adds layers to your corporate IT defense system, making it far more difficult for hackers to gain access to credentials, which is currently the leading cause of data breaches. MFA is typically deployed in conjunction with other access management tools such as SSO, and GCA can provide the insight necessary to choose the right product and combination of features to adequately protect your IT environment. With many regulations requiring the use of MFA, it’s clear that multi-factor authentication is a trusted and necessary component.

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