Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a system that allows organizations to manage digital identities of their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. It helps ensure that only authorized individuals have access to the resources and systems they need to perform their job duties or access certain services.
Gartner defines IAM as the “discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.”
IAM systems are an essential component of an organization's security and compliance strategy, as they help protect sensitive information and systems from unauthorized access. They can also help organizations streamline their operations, improve efficiency, meet various regulatory requirements and more.
Overall, IAM is a vital tool for organizations to secure their assets and ensure that only authorized individuals can access the resources and systems they need.
On the NetIQ Identity & Access Management team, we believe that “identity powers security.” It should be central to your decision making. We cover everything from privilege discovery through least-privilege delegation and credential vaulting, to change monitoring and activity tracking. The key is identity, which is vital to everything we do.Contact us
In addition to reducing the risk of unauthorized access and managing digital identities, IAM systems can also bring numerous benefits to your organization, including:
Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables enhanced compliance. Many regulations and industry standards, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), require organizations to implement robust IAM systems. By implementing IAM, organizations can more easily meet these requirements.
The Identity and Access Management (IAM) framework will include a variety of policies, procedures, and technologies that are unique to an organization to help manage identities and access services.
This can include the lifecycle of an employee. For example, when a new employee is added to a system, a new digital identity will be created and the automated system will request information such as their name, contact information, job role and more. As the relationship begins with the employee and organization, so does IAM’s Full Identity Lifecycle Management process:
By implementing an IAM system and following established policies, organizations can reduce the risk of human error and streamline their operations to improve efficiency. IAM systems can automate tasks such as employee onboarding and offboarding, which can help reduce the workload for IT staff. By leveraging the many capabilities of IAM systems, organizations can better manage their digital identities and access to resources, resulting in improved efficiency and reduced risk.
Using IAM to manage workforce identities enables an efficient, work‐from‐anywhere workforce. You can control your level of trust through continuous risk evaluation across the whole user session, start to finish.
Customer (or consumer/citizen) identity and access management (CIAM) focuses on managing and controlling external (customer) parties' access to a business’s applications and digital services. CIAM enables a secure, seamless user experience. It’s recommended to use a platform that offers purpose‐based controls for customers engaging with your services and resources.
Zero trust and IAM go hand in hand when it comes to protecting your organization's systems and data from potential threats. What is Zero Trust? Zero trust is a security model that assumes that all users and devices are untrusted until proven otherwise, and IAM is the system that helps you securely manage these digital identities.
A recent report found that 84% of IT respondents experienced an identity-related breach in the past year, and 96% of respondents reported that they could have prevented or minimized the breach by implementing identity-focused security measures. By including IAM in your zero-trust strategy you are protecting your organization from potential threats and enhancing your overall security posture.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the foundation for achieving a zero-trust security model. NetIQ’s purpose is to help organizations protect sensitive information by automating privileges and access controls to ensure appropriate access to applications, data, and resources. In other words, we assist our customers in implementing IAM systems that help them achieve zero trust.
A comprehensive IAM platform can provide secure access, effective governance, scalable automation, actionable analysis, and insight across all your Cloud, Mobile, & Data platforms. Core capabilities include:
ANALYSIS & INSIGHTS
NetIQ's Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform offers a comprehensive set of IAM services for both employee and customer identities. With its wide range of identity and access services, NetIQ's IAM platform can help organizations manage all their digital identities, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the resources and systems they need.
NetIQ’s IAM platform includes: Identity Governance and Administration, Access Management, Privileged Access Management, and Policy Orchestration. Together these components provide a comprehensive IAM platform that offers secure access and governance across all platforms.
Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)
NetIQ Identity Governance and Administration makes it possible for customers to manage identity and access holistically, obtaining the insights they need to manage data security and business operations, glean insight into how resources are being used, and provide information to the business to help make informed decisions that impact security, compliance, and IT and business governance.
NetIQ’s Access Manager delivers user single sign-on and secure access to intranet and cloud-based applications from wherever the user is located: the office, remote, on the road; or for consumers, from whatever device they are using.
Privileged Access Management (PAM)
NetIQ’s Privileged Access Management system centralizes management of elevated credentials using flexible, policy-based methods that enforce least privilege access and enforces consistent privileged access policies and controls.
NetIQ’s Policy Orchestration is the process of deploying security policies across all data islands such as cloud-based Linux, SaaS applications, Azure AD, data centers, Office 365, mobile devices, etc.
Directory Resource Administrator closes the native admin gaps for Active Directory, Azure AD, Exchange, and Office 365 with a delegated permission model and extends capabilities to Line of Business administrators. DRA enforces directory policies on-premises or in the cloud and offers detailed reporting of resources across heterogenous environments.