At the B2B level, Identity and Access Management (IAM) includes vendors, partners and third-party stakeholders. As we move to a more remote environment, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, using mobile phones for work and the increasing number of cybercriminals puts your partners at risk. A lack of effective identity and access management poses high risks to your organization’s compliance.
Can Your Partners Login to Your Systems Simply and Securely?
How to provide seamless and secure login experiences.
There are three essential steps you need to take to give your business partners a simple and secure log in experience.
Step One: Use the Cloud
Let your partners log in with Single Sign-On (SSO) access by using a versatile cloud identity provider and modern cloud directory.
Your partners can leverage a single session regardless of how many IdPs you have by using a federation hub. When you pair that process with a centralized access security solution and a comprehensive policy engine, your partner will only have to authenticate once.
Step Two: Be Consistent and Secure
A partner’s login experience should be consistent across all of your applications, whether on-premise, SaaS, in a different cloud environment or using modern authentication standards.
Token decoration is a legacy and modern application solution; it adds attributes from multiple disparate data sources into the header or token to give the application more advanced authorization capabilities—so you don’t have to store sensitive data in the cloud.
Step Three: Centralize Authentication
Collect all the data your applications need by centralizing your authentication and authorization policies. This includes risk-based policies that analyze user behavior, browser data, IP addresses and more.
What is at risk if you don’t switch?
There’s a lot on the line if you choose to ignore IAM. Not only is security and productivity on the line, but also your company’s budget.
Gartner estimates a 375% ROI over three years for a business with 50,000 external users. It can save your IT team desk hours and reduce access questions in your call center.
The Ponemon Institute found the average cost per stolen record was $158 in 2016. However, the cost in some industries is much higher, such as Healthcare ($355), Education ($246) and Financial ($221).
We can help you get started.
For more than 15 years, GCA has helped organizations implement IAM strategies. IAM is a tough job—50% of our clients come to us with failed IAM implementations. We’ve specialized in IAM strategies so that we can succeed where others have failed. If your business is struggling to implement IAM, contact us today.