Identity and Access Management

How does your access management maturity stack up?

Senior-level IT security professionals participated in a survey to uncover how their peers in other organizations regard their current IAM status.
Low overall maturity in IAM requirements.
Audit top driver for implementing IAM.
Rely on manual processes to control/audit access.
Experienced data theft which originated internally.
Enforce least privileged access.

Why is IAM so challenging?

In order to implement a complete IAM solution, you need to have an understanding about every distributed system, application, platform, and how each manages entitlements. And that’s just step 1!
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Top 5 Best Practices (and examples of how we help!)

SPHERE can help you design and implement an IAM solution or accelerate and fill any gaps you may have with your existing IAM deployment.
1. Least Privileged AccessWe prune access by engaging with the right owner to make sure only the right people have access. Tools and processes are put in place to manage this process long term.
2. Role Based AccessWe map identities to the resources they require access to for their job function. This correlation of information, along with the appropriate HR system feeds, is used to create a role.
3. Accurate OwnershipWe know there is no one-size-fits-all approach, so we created a waterfall process that takes multiple approaches into consideration and automates the initial massive task of establishing ownership and knowing whom to ask questions about access controls.
4. Focus on Clean AD GroupsWe recognize how important Active Directory is to implementing effective access controls. AD groups are the primary mechanism for providing access to Windows-based resources. We inventory the groups, identify how the group is used and ensure ownership is accurate.
5. Deep Dive on Privileged Accounts
We understand that security is a huge motivating factor for IAM programs. Therefore we always set aside time to focus on Privileged Access Management and the stronger and tighter controls we will put in place for these important accounts.

Benefits of Identity and Access Management

Security and Data Breach Prevention

Regulatory and Audit Compliance

Efficiency and Productivity of Users

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