Businesses need to ensure vendors, partners, stakeholders and other third-party entities are following IAM protocol to prevent a breach. Though B2B is often one of the last IAM frontiers businesses address, it is a critical security point with the potential for serious ramifications.
Identity & Access Management for B2B
Access management is the automation of user authentication to appropriated access based on their role within an organization. It provides comprehensive security measures to limit user access to the information within their defined role and makes for ease of access to appropriated applications and systems.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Enables third-party entities to enter one set of credentials to access their web applications across various systems (regardless of platform, technology or domain) using any device, including desktop, smartphone and tablet.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
MFA allows third-party entities to add layers of security by requiring more than one authentication form to prove identity. To be granted access, two of the following must be presented: something they know, something they have or something they are.
Web Access Management (WAM)
Authorizes third-party entities for web applications to always ensure they have the right access.
Privileged Access Management (PAM)
While IAM tools effectively manage your general system users, admin accounts’ elevated privileges require a more robust approach. Privileged Access Management solutions handle everything related to admin accounts, from access provisioning and de-provisioning, to third-party user access certification of admin accounts throughout all your systems and creating audit logs of all actions with these accounts.
Any company must maintain unique identities for all their third-party entities and service accounts to ensure that the correct people are getting access to the right systems. While Access Management is about authorizing an account’s access to a system or process, Identity Management is about authenticating an account’s identity before determining its associated access.
Identity management takes out the guesswork of managing third-party entities by automating tasks such as verification of identity attributes and assigning them their designated roles within each of your core systems.
Identity & Data Access Governance
Organizational leaders are faced with evolving cyber threats and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements around managing their access. Because of this, security and risk management leaders must ensure that the right users gain access to the right resources at the right time and for the right reasons.
Identity Governance and Data Access Governance are the essential foundation of an organization’s user governance strategy and ensure that leaders have the best-in-class tools to govern third-party entities, even the most complex IT environments appropriately.
For more information on how to effectively protect and manage your vendors, partners, stakeholders and other third-party entities, contact us.