12.15.2016 - How to Evaluate Your Identity Management System

So you’ve decided to integrate an identity management system for your business. Congratulations! Now what? It seems like a simple question, but getting started can be surprisingly difficult — as you likely know because you’re here hoping to learn. It’s all about finding the right fit for your business, plus a partner who is trusted. This guide looks at some things to consider for choosing the right service partner, what to look for in a platform, questions you should ask to make sure there are no loose ends and a few extra attributes that can signal that you’ve found a company who is a good fit for your brand, culture and size. ...

12.1.2016 - Why Your Business Needs an Identity Hub

With businesses working across multiple platforms with multiple users, identity authentication becomes more and more complex. Thousands, millions and eventually billions of access points will start pointing at the same databases and enterprise systems. The only way to manage that scale appears to be an identity hub. Enterprises need a common, singular endpoint that serves as the enterprise identity provider (IdP). Your IdP will manage the authentication of users from all over and generate authentication tokens for a wide range of service providers that control the resources users access. Tokens seem to be growing exponentially as more web services, from Google Apps to Salesforce and Infusionsoft, are adopted by enterprises. Each application requires multiple tokens and token translations, expanding as your team expands. Modern systems need to properly distribute all of these different tokens, and they also need to simultaneously authenticate as many users and user requests that span all of these applications. It takes a significant infrastructure to handle discovery across every authentication source. Viewing all of this global data and properly processing it, but providing authentication at the local level, is difficult for any system. It becomes simpler when businesses turn to federated identity hubs. ...

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.