Failure to manage identity could cause chaos

Well our IDM event is fast approaching, so if this is a new area to you lets refresh on what it means.

IDM or identity management is a very broad term given to the administrative area that deals with identifying each individual within a system (such as a county, network or an enterprise). Also to control access to resources within that systems.

At a very basic level, identity management is being in controlling what users do on the network, with what specific devices and under what circumstances. The emphasis of a lot of security products is on mobile access to corporate networks and systems. Identity Management (IDM) is used to increase security and productivity at the same time decreasing cost and effort.

Tools for managing identity Management should run as an application on a dedicated network appliance or server, either on the premises or in the cloud, this is for security reasons. The fundaments of an identity management system are built around the policies defining which devices and uses will be administrated to use the network. The ability to manage this depends on appropriate management console functionality which includes:-

  • Policy definition
  • Reporting (Reporting produces an audit log documenting what specific activities originated).
  • Alerts
  • Alarms (E.g. an alarm might be triggered when a specific user tries to access a resource for which they do not have permission).
  • And other generic management and operations requirements

At Whitehall Media, there is an opportunity to discuss IDM and with leading companies; many Identity Management systems which offer directory integration, support for both wired and wireless user. As BYOD is so strategic today, time-saving features such as automated device on boarding and provisioning support for a variety of mobile operating systems and automated device status verification are becoming common. Come and join us to find out more at our up-and-coming events.

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