User accounts are constantly in flux at nearly every organization. Ideally, a digital identity is created when an employee joins the organization; modified appropriately when the individual assumes new responsibilities, relocates or changes his or her name; and deleted when the employee leaves the organization. In that ideal world, all users have exactly the rights they need to do their jobs — no more, no less.
Over time, changes pile up and the enterprise may discover it can no longer be sure that users have access to only the resources they need to do their jobs or even that accounts are deleted promptly when a user leaves the organization. The organization recognizes that it is at risk of security breaches and compliance violations. But cleaning up the existing identity store — and keeping it cleaned up — can seem like insurmountable tasks
Managing the user identity lifecycle is far more complex and comes with far less transparency.
Do any of these situations sound familiar?
This complexity and lack of transparency in user identity management add up to one thing: security risk. Organizations, of course, are keen to mitigate this risk — but the challenge of cleaning up their existing identity stores can seem overwhelming.
Learn how to manage user accounts now. Download this informative tech brief: Reduce Risk by Cleaning up and Maintaining your User Accounts.
For additional information check out the One Identity Manager Scalability and Performance Tech Brief.