An integral security component that identifies, authenticates, and authorizes users.
Define each user’s roles, permissions, and group memberships in order to grant or prevent access to specific applications and resources. Identity management controls who can access what under which circumstances.
NOT JUST FOR EMPLOYEES
Our world operates on digital information, so your identity management system must reach beyond employees to include partners, contractors, and clients.
Your administrators can create, manage, modify, and track each user’s identity and access rights, then monitor activity, generate reports, and enforce policies.
These systems ensure your users can work safely from the office, home, or abroad.
Why Identity Management?
// Prevent unauthorized access
// Alert to unauthorized access attempts
// Protect passwords
// Streamline onboarding and offboarding
// Add additional layers of protection
// Improve consistency
TYPES OF USER AUTHENTICATION
User authentication is the most important component of identity management. Small businesses typically rely on one or more of the following types of authentication:
Single Sign-On (SSO) configures one username and password to login to multiple systems and applications. SSO is seamless and increases productivity by ensuring the user doesn’t need to remember a wide variety of different logins.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adds another layer of security by requiring each username to have two credentials, such as a password and temporary code.
Risk-Based Authentication can be added to an MFA system to enhance security when a potential threat is detected.
Role Based Authentication Control (RABC): In the world of security, there are many acronyms thrown around. Some of them are more self-explanatory than others, but role-based access control (RBAC) is one that is often misunderstood. Simply put, RBAC is a method of restricting network access based on the roles of users within an organization. As its name implies, role-based access control relies on the roles that users have within an organization to determine what level of access they should have to the company’s network.
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