10.11.2018 - Identity Management Challenges for Retailers

In part one of our retail blog series we discussed protecting consumer identity. Read on as we discuss other identity issues retailers face. Every customer vertical has unique needs related to identity management. Retail has several. Retail companies have many branches and a transitional workforce outside the home office, which include contactors and seasonal workers. Because of this, retail is being hacked from within and from exterior forces in the branch offices. As you read a few of these examples, remember this: “Identity is today’s firewall!” ...


  • 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.