Your employees need access to several applications in order to do their jobs; but this can be risky. Stolen employee passwords are responsible for 90% of cyberattacks. The Identity Management Institute predicted that stolen employee credentials would cost businesses $2 trillion in 2019. This is exactly why businesses have begun turning to Identity and Access Management (IAM) practices to keep their employee data safe.
Can Your Employees 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 employees a secure and simple login experience.
Let your employees use a Single Sign-On (SSO) to access the applications they need by using a versatile cloud identity provider and modern cloud directory.
Employees can enjoy a single session regardless of how many IdPs you have by leveraging a federation hub. When you pair that process with a centralized access security solution and a comprehensive policy engine, your employee will only have to authenticate once.
Your employee’s login experience should be consistent across all the applications they use, 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.
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.
A study by Gartner demonstrated that a company with 10,000 employees can attain ROI of nearly 300 percent and savings of $3.5 million over three years by implementing IAM tactics.
There are even more numbers—in one case study, employees spent less time trying to access applications, resulting in an annual productivity increase of more than $100k. Help desk tickets for password resets and lost URLs also decreased, leading to $45k in yearly IT savings.
We can help you get started.
At GCA, we’ve been helping businesses like yours simplify and secure employee logins for more than 15 years. Nearly 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.