BR +55 11 3069 3925 | USA +1 469 620 7643

The importance of managing access identities in your company

by | Nov 13, 2020 | BLOG

The management of access identities has become an important and indispensable practice in the information security of any company. The protection of privileged credentials is a great way to guarantee the security of data and compliance with the data protection laws in force before even a privileged session takes place.

It is a fundamental practice to guarantee a secure environment since those where there isn’t a privileged credential for each of the employees open loopholes for privilege abuse, data leaks, and cyberattacks. And what is worse, it makes it difficult to identify the attacker.

To ensure the security of your company’s credentials, adopting IAM systems is essential so that access to environments is only performed by people who actually have the right to access.

 

How IAM works 

 

Identity & Access Management (IAM) allows a corporation to create, protect, and determine what the level of privilege is for each employee so that they can perform all of their tasks without excessive privileges.

An IAM system has different authentication systems, such as: Single, multifactor, digital Login, etc., giving access only to people and machines authorized to perform such task and/or access a certain environment in a secure and identifiable way.

 

What is the relationship between Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM)?

 

The Identity & Access Management (IAM) term is constantly confused with Privileged Access Management (PAM), since the two concepts are interconnected.

Unlike IAM solutions that manage access identities, PAM solutions manage privileged sessions through the control, storage, segregation, and monitoring of privileged credentials.

Therefore, PAM solutions perform the second step towards efficient privileged access management, as they protect critical data from privileged users, so it is recommended that you use both solutions at the same time in order to succeed in privileged access management.

 

Advantages of using an IAM solution

 

  • Increased productivity: through an IAM solution, your company does not need an employee fully dedicated to releasing access and/or analyzing your company’s vulnerabilities. A good IAM solution performs this process in an automated way, which significantly increases productivity and cuts costs.
  • Greater information security: as mentioned, an IAM solution creates several security locks, which guarantees data protection and compliance with the various data protection laws, such as the LGPD and GDPR.

How senhsegura assists in the implementation of IAM and PAM

 

senhasegura is the only PAM solution company on the market that manages the entire life cycle of privileged access management, protecting your company from possible threats before, during, and after having a privileged session.

It also has several modules aimed at IAM protection, such as: cloud access management, certificate management, and provisioning of local users. This guarantees the protection of your company in IAM.

ISO 27001 – What is the importance of having achieved the certification

The process of digital transformation has intensified in companies of all sizes and industries, and is considered an essential factor for business success. One of the main consequences of this process is the exponential growth in the amount of data from customers,...

Principle of Least Privilege: Understand the Importance of this Concept

Granting administrator access to a user who does not even have time to explain why they need this permission is not an efficient way to solve a company's problems but rather to harm its security.  This is because sensitive data can fall into the wrong hands through a...

How to Prevent DDoS Attacks in Your Company?

There are several methods by which malicious agents attack websites and destabilize network services and resources. One of the most widely used techniques is the DDoS attack, which means distributed denial-of-service. Through this attack, a website ends up becoming...

Gartner and PAM: What Does One of the Most Important Consulting Companies in the World Say About this Cybersecurity Solution?

All of us have already heard of digital transformation at some point. This phenomenon affects companies of all verticals and sizes and has been gaining prominence in the market.  Digital transformation increasingly requires organizational leaders to adapt their...

The Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is now a part of our reality, making it possible to connect items used in everyday life with minimal human intervention and optimize the performance of equipment through connectivity. This concept is present in the video surveillance cameras we...