In today’s enterprise, employees need to access many different areas of your computer network, even areas that don’t necessarily fall within their given departments. This creates an access problem, since you don’t want your network left open for anyone to access. Even when companies do take steps to protect their networks, hackers can and will break in, either for the purposes of corporate sabotage or out of a general attempt to do malice. The problem is how to make sure everyone who needs access can get access, while hackers cannot. In the past, companies could give employees a password for their own part of the system, but if any cross-department work was required, they would have to contact the help desk in order to get additional access, slowing down operations and reducing efficiency.
Single sign-on (SSO) solutions for identification and access management (IAM) present a simple and elegant answer to this problem. Users can get one password to access any part of the system they need. They can even receive a temporary password on a mobile device so they can sign in and do their work, and then the system can restore access to normal secure protocols, keeping the system tight, safe and secure.
Why You Need an IAM Managed Service Provider
Building an in-house IAM solution is cost-prohibitive for most companies. It takes time and money to build and install, as well as to maintain. A solution like the Optimal IdM OptimalCloud tends to be much more efficient and cost-effective. The infrastructure is already built — you just use it to protect your system’s company and data. Unlike other cloud-based IAM solutions, Optimal IdM offers high-level security, because we do not sync your data to a public cloud when verifying access. This means attacks that may have affected other systems will not co-mingle and infect yours too. If you’ve been seeking an identification and access management solution to protect your business, Optimal IdM may be just what you’re looking for. To find out for yourself, try our free trial today.