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The Benefits and Risks of IDaaS
While more companies are opting for quality cloud-based identity and access management (IAM), identity as a service, or IDaaS, is not for every company. There are many benefits of IDaaS, but they come with risks as well, which is why it is so important to find the right company to handle your IDaaS needs.  


Benefits of IDaaS
There are a number of positives to IDaaS, including the savings and efficiency of accessing services in demand. Not having to create your own in-house infrastructure for identity management means you don’t incur development or storage costs or give up valuable time setting up these systems. You will also probably have access to more features than you would if you tried setting IAM up in-house, and you will have more integration options with a cloud-based identity as a service solution.         


Risks of IDaaS
Although easily avoidable, one of the big negatives of IDaaS that many companies anticipate is the danger of having to outsource critical functions. Once you send your identity management service requirements to the cloud, they are outside your company firewall, and critical functions of your business are exposed to the internet. You must be sure your data and systems remain safe if you are going to use an IDaaS system.


Optimal IdM Is the Solution
Optimal IdM identity authentication as a service is the perfect solution. We offer a federated cloud service with multifactor and mobile authentication and standard secure protocols. Because there is no syncing required, you do not need any cloud storage, so your data is not sitting on the cloud for a third party to intercept. You get all the benefits of IDaaS without some of the vulnerabilities you will get with other identity access management services with cloud storage. To learn more, request a free trial of our service today.



  • 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.