(repurposed from Quest News)
No question, end users must have quick, secure access to business-critical information. To support that need, enterprises have diligently established processes for managing identities and governing access in compliance with the relevant industry regulations. And yet, seemingly every day, organizations experience an external system break-in or security breach — and as a result, sensitive information gets into the wrong hands.
Moreover, when the wrong people with access to strategic data or mission-critical applications work within the enterprise, the consequences of an internal breach often far exceed losses accrued from external attacks. Internal vulnerabilities expose organizations to harmful information leaks, damaged reputation, financial injury and other risks — not to mention the high costs to remedy them.
Adopting a comprehensive, unified identity and access management strategy helps organizations ensure that the right end users — and only those people — have access to the right data and applications — and only those assets. Of course, that is easier said than done, particularly in a complex enterprise IT environment that serves thousands of end users who play diverse roles. In these settings, individual workers frequently must create a separate password to access each application among the dozens they use. In turn, each access credential represents the entry point to a specialized system that performs security procedures independently of other systems.
Unifying end-user identity and access helps organizations protect sensitive information, improve productivity and uphold compliance. In this Power Solutions article, Todd Peterson explores how the Dell family of identity and access management solutions streamlines cross-platform identity and access management.