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Faced with external security threats from hackers and others , along with a growing array of even more dangerous internal security threats, companies worldwide are feeling the heat. Industry experts agree that strong identity and access management (IAM) technology and practices should be the cornerstone of every security strategy; but, legacy IAM offerings often are considered overly complex and difficult to maintain – a problem compounded by the advent of cloud and mobile trends affecting enterprise access. Quest Software provides a modular approach to IAM ideally suited to address a full range of security concerns. This advisory provides the top threats companies should prepare for, and specific IAM best practices they should follow to combat threats early on.
Organizations traditionally have had only two options to address identity and access management:
These options either are too customized and cumbersome to be sustainable, or too controlling and rigid to address today’s new market realities. Neither adequately addresses the business-driven needs that are forcing organizations into action.
There is a better way. Quest Software, with its Quest One Identity Solutions, makes security and compliance simple and effective. Unlike identity and access management solutions from legacy vendors, which require extensive and costly customization, Quest‘s modular, yet integrated, approach addresses immediate concerns, but is nimble enough to tackle future business needs – with an eye firmly on simplifying some of the most complex challenges organizations face today
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Quest Experts Share Advice on Best Practices and More at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
John Milburn, vice president and general manager, Identity and Access Management, Quest Software
“Today’s security challenges are drastically different than they were just a few years ago. The advent of cloud computing, mobile access, and new compliance concerns has essentially taken everything organizations thought they knew about security best practices and flipped it on its head. As the nature of doing business changes, companies need to get smart – fast – about building strong and sustainable identity and access management strategies. As a trusted advisor and steadfast technology provider for nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500, Quest Software has amassed the knowledge, experience, and technology necessary to successfully guide organizations through the new security landscape.”
Gartner, November 29, 2011, “Predicts 2012: Sophisticated Attacks, Complex IT Environments and Increased Risks Demand New Approaches to Infrastructure Protection”
“Sophisticated new threats — especially targeted attacks — the financial and reputational damage from attacks, and the growing "consumerization" of IT are among the factors increasing the complexity, difficulty and criticality of protecting enterprise IT infrastructure. Enterprises should recognize that every new trend in technology brings new vulnerabilities, and should use some of the cost savings they realize from these trends to improve their security controls.”
About Quest:Established in 1987, Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management
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