The ability to enforce a set of policies on users and the devices that connect with the network through the creation and management of trusted identities is fast becoming a must-have security capability – and assists in mitigating the trusted insider threat.
IdM is the management of individual and device identities, their authentication, authorisation, roles, and privileges within or across system and enterprise boundaries with the goal of increasing security and productivity while decreasing cost, downtime, and repetitive tasks.
IdM is inextricably linked to the security and productivity of any organisation involved in electronic commerce. ID management systems give organisations a way to control the swarm of untethered devices (Network Equipment, Computers, mobile devices) in the enterprise. An added benefit is departments, agencies and companies are using IdM systems not only to protect their digital assets, but also to enhance productivity.
The systems’ central management capabilities can reduce the complexity and cost of an essential process. The centralised access control also supports consistent security policy enforcement.