Digital Transformation is pushing security professionals at organizations to improve strategies. We have often heard that Identity is the new perimeter of security, and it is a catalyst for Digital Transformation across all verticals.
Well managed Identity systems not only help protect business assets but also helps expand the reach of an organization and can vastly improve user experience.
– Swapnil Mehta
Today, employees and customers can access the data/application from anywhere in the world and with any device of their choice. It is fair to say that in this digital age, Identity has become the prime gatekeeper of the security and enabler of businesses. Identity Governance plays a vital role in organizations to manage identities and meet audit and compliance requirements.With growing business complexities and competition, organizations are becoming more:
- Data driven (Implementing Augmented analytics, Explainable AI, Blockchain, etc.),
- Cloud ready (Moving workloads to the cloud, adopting Serverless Computing, Distributed Cloud, etc.),
- Security & Privacy focused (Multi-Factor Authentication, Network and Endpoint Security, Data governance solutions)
- Easy to use, maintain, and operate.
In other words, organizations are leveraging Digital Transformation capabilities intending to bring buyers closer to market along with improved operational efficiency.Digital Transformation requires organizations to have real-time visibility on the changes in the infrastructure e.g., new added applications, visibility on who has access to what and why, automation with timely access provisioning/de-provisioning cycles, etc.
Managing legacy identity governance infrastructure is complex and the complexity grows as you scale. So, data-driven approach does help to make better decisions, but as you scale it becomes difficult to cope up with increasing workloads in terms of resources and efforts to operate, plus, a poor security infrastructure exposes vulnerabilities (weak passwords, excessive privileges, etc.) in the system which can be exploited by bad actors, especially if your platform is connected to cloud.
A successful Digital Transformation requires Implementing an effective Identity Governance solution that tracks all the dependencies across the different business stakeholders and manages risk while transitioning from a legacy to the next-gen IGA platform.
The benefits of modern Identity Governance solutions go beyond security. Modern Identity Governance solutions empower organizations with automated workflows that can streamline access requests, detect permission discrepancies, and handle temporary assignments to help your IT team prioritize other projects, thus, eliminating human errors. Organizations can also manage their non-employee identities e.g., third-party vendors, partners, etc. without disruptions and ensure strict monitoring of their access in the network. With structured workflows, it is easier to meet audit requirements. Additionally, Identity governance allows organizations to verify that the right controls are in place to meet the security and regulatory compliance requirements.
Therefore, modern Identity Governance not only simplifies Identity workflows but also champions the security of the enterprise.
Persistent and Saviynt together collaborate to empower organizations with secure and agile Identity Governance solutions around the globe. Join Nabeel Nizar, SVP of Products, Saviynt and Swapnil Mehta, General Manager of Security, Persistent Systems for a webinar on 11 AM PST, 24th March 2020. They will share insights on –
- The need to rethink IGA in the cloud-first architecture
- Significance of PAM as an integral part of IGA
- The challenges and gaps of legacy IGA platforms with high TCO and EOL exposure
- Best practice for IGA modernization
- Persistent’s approach with assessment, and automation to Saviynt and how it significantly reduces costs, timelines, and risk.