There are so many challenges in today’s organizations with keeping user accounts clean and up to date. Every organization has to deal with turnover and growth, contractors, mergers or acquisitions, non-human accounts, multiple admin groups and different system requirements. If not addressed, all of these factors expose a security and risk factor to an organization.
Although, some organizations try to maintain clean user accounts manually, it leaves lots of room for inaccuracy, out-of-date and inconsistent access rights. In addition, it could take days, if not weeks, to remove access rights of a terminated user. Yikes!!
Automation is key into cleaning up user accounts and reducing risk and meeting compliance requirements. For instance, for any system you or your auditors looked at, what if you could instantly reconcile each and every account by showing its legitimate business purpose and ownership and have visibility and answers to:
That isn't just good for compliance – that helps reduce all kinds of security risks.
While manual cleanup is possible for some organizations, automation is advisable if any of the following conditions exist:
Bottom line, if your organization is concerned about security and compliance risks from a user account base that has grown out of sync with your real access requirements over time, you can regain insight and control over your user accounts and access rights. These and other factors show you how a good identity management solution can reduce risk and enable your organization to clean up your existing user data quickly and maintain it efficiently and transparently.
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