Security is a major concern in today’s world. In today’s digital age, technology is used to perform even the most basic tasks. The primary goal of an organization is to provide high quality products and services, protect clients’ information, and maintain confidentiality every day.
What is Identity and Access Management (IAM/IDM in SailPoint)?
Technology connects more users, services, information, making it difficult to secure your organization’s data access and data security. An organization’s reputation can be severely damaged if malicious users gain access. SailPoint platform has been deemed a cutting-edge platform by the industry. It integrates machine learning with AI to prevent such situations. Sailpoint, an automated version the Identity and Access Management tool, lowers cost and complexity for users while maintaining access.
Today’s market is challenging in creating a data-driven environment. This requires more Identity and Access Management services (IAM) than ever before. SailPoint is considered a market leader for IAM. Let’s now discuss Identity and Access Management software.
Identity and Access Management (IDM/IAM) is an IT security practice that manages authentication methods. It is one the core security domains that ISACA has defined.
Let’s look at an example to illustrate Identity and Access Management.
Small startup organization= 10 people, 2 applicationsOrganization = set of applications (file, SAP, Oracle, or database system)IAM software requirement = notOwner = have access to whatConsider a small startup organization with 10 employees who use a total of 2 applications; if we dig deep enough, we can say that an organization is nothing more than a collection of applications. These applications can be files or SAP, Oracle, or a simple database system. This means that everything within an organization qualifies for one or another of these applications.
Is it necessary to have Identity and Access Management software for this small startup company? It is likely that the answer is no, because the owner of the small startup can control everything, including who has access to what.
Startup organization = 100 people, 10 applicationsJohn……> Manager…..> Virtual identity…..> access of (app1, app3, app5, app7, app10)The same small startup organization grows up to 100 people with 10 applications. John has been hired by the organization to become a Manager. Organizations create a virtual identity to their new employees. John currently needs access to 5 applications out of 10 to complete his work. These include app1, app3, apps5, app7 and app10.
Small startup organization= 10 people, 2 applicationsOrganization = set of applications (file, SAP, Oracle, or database system)…(set of users)+(set of entitlements)Entitlements = Permission (print, scan, or re-configured)IAM software requirement = notOwner = have access to whatIf we drill down, we find a set of applications and users, and every application will have its unique set of users. Access permission is required to access these applications. This is called entitlements. What are these entitlements? Let’s take an example and explain: If I call printer on an enterprise app, what would my entitlements be? These are known as entitlements. They include whether I print, scan, or re-configure the application. We can also say that entitlements are permissions granted on end applications.
John must have access to five applications in order to complete his work. Each application requires a set or 5 entitlements.