What is Identity and Access Management

What is Identity and Access Management?

With ever changing complex compute environments and constant increasing security threats, the importance of Identity Access Management (IAM) has gained significant importance. In the current day context, IAM incorporates elements of biometrics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), risk-based authentication, and  identity-as-a-service (IDaaS). A data breach report from Verizon indicates 97% of breaches are preventable, making a good enough case for IAM.

Why Identity and Access Management?

  • Decrease in help desk calls for IT support on password resets
  • Allows administrators to automate IAM and save time costs enhance service delivery
  • IAM helps IT teams to define access policies for whom and which data to be given access
  • Better control of user access reduces internal and external breaches