An IAM solution ensures that the right person and device has access to the right applications, resources, and systems at the right time.
USE AREAS AND BENEFITS
Adopt Zero Trust Security
A traditional architecture based on perimeter security cannot combat security threats most companies face today: Employees, mobile users, and external users who have access to cloud-stored data out of the company's control.
With a Zero Trust architecture, all traffic is considered hostile until proven otherwise. The role of an IAM solution in such an architecture is to ensure frequent validation of user access without creating friction for the user.
Reduce IT friction
Impractical IT solutions are time-thieves:
- A cumbersome login process
- A need for older security tools such as VPN that increase user support for external workers
- Manual preparation and lengthy onboarding processes
- User directories that are not synchronized with the HR system and have bad data
An IAM solution improves the data quality and enables automatic onboarding and user-friendly authentication processes.
Improve flexibility through mergers and acquisitions
Organizations that have gone through a merger often struggle to collaborate across business units and nations. Necessary IT consolidation is often challenging and time-consuming.
With an IAM solution, you do not have to consolidate your IT infrastructure to be able to connect all employees to your apps. They can be connected in days or weeks instead of months or years, at a fraction of the cost. With an IAM solution, the company can also handle future acquisitions or sales more effortlessly.
Moving to the cloud enables a "Best of Breed" IT strategy
A prerequisite for a successful transition to the cloud is to give employees and other users of the company's applications a cloud identity. With this, they can easily "Single Sign-On" to any app prepared for them.
Rolling out new apps requires only a small policy change in the IAM configuration, and users only need to recognize it in their application portal. Gone are the days of time-consuming preparation and time spent on end-user support. This also gives the freedom to choose the applications that best meet the needs, not just those locked into a platform.
Involve managers in IT management
Who should authorize employee access? Who should decide whether a given user should continue to have access or not? IT helpdesks usually won't know. Involving leaders is a much better choice.
With an Identity Governance solution, management gets a tool to authorize and certify access for their teams. That way, decisions are made by those who know the company's needs, involving them in the daily security work in the company.
User administration and access authorizations can also be delegated to external partners, freeing help desk up capacity without sacrificing IT security.
Accelerate Office 365 adoption
Azure AD as Office 365's user directory supports many deployment scenarios. Complementing an Office 365 rollout with an IAM solution enables even more scenarios.
- Let different business units effectively roll out and collaborate across different Office 365 instances
- Automate Office 365 license management
- Automate advanced routines for on- and offboarding, such as allocating SharePoint accesses based on project role or file archiving upon retirement
Without passwords, an entire attack vector is eliminated
Passwords are vulnerable
Is your business worried about phishing attacks? Is your login process not very user-friendly? If so, you should consider switching to password-free authentication. It provides a seamless experience and better security for your employees and customers.
As we use more digital services, the number of passwords we need to remember increases, which can be difficult to keep track of. Many people choose to use the same password for different services or choose an easy password to make it easier. This makes passwords vulnerable.
Secure onboarding through Identity Proofing
Identity verification based on electronic identities (eIDs) such as BankID, NemID, or ID-Porten – or document verification based on biometric passports or driver's licenses – enables external onboarding of your employees and partners.
With Identity Proofing, you can onboard new employees ahead of their first day and onboard workers in an external facility or partners with temporary access to your facilities.
HR driven IT
Does the onboarding process require HR to manually create a request or send an email to the helpdesk? Have there been cases where a new employee's access was incomplete or delayed by several days?
An HR-integrated IAM solution can handle all this automatically, immediately, and precisely. The IAM solution invites and onboards the new employee based on all relevant information already available in the HR system, such as start date, last day of employment, title, role, etc. In addition, necessary access is automatically recalculated when the employee changes their position, role, or department, according to the principles of least privileged access.
No two companies are the same, nor are their identity needs
We have specialized in a portfolio of leading identity products instead of limiting ourselves to one solution. This breadth increases our experience base and allows us to find the best solution for the company's needs.