Young man walking down road

3 Things to Remember on Your Path to IAM Maturity

Businesses shouldn’t be patient when it comes to getting good at IAM. They should hustle to achieve IAM maturity as fast as possible so their data and businesses remain secure in an era when cybercrime is more profitable than the international drug trade – to the tune of $6 trillion per year by 2021! To reach maturity, businesses need a roadmap – an understanding of where they’re going and a knowledge of the milestones they should be meeting along the way. This is called a maturity mode, and it enables businesses to assess the quality and effectiveness of their cybersecurity software and understand where to devote effort and budget in order to climb to the next level, as well as to compare themselves to competitors and provide evidence for compliance and certification purposes.

Achieving the highest level in a maturity model used to be very difficult, and few organizations were able to do it. Today, gaining maturity is far easier – but even so, most companies still get stuck. They have some processes and some synchronization of data, but they can’t quite push through the barriers to create an overarching system that governs all of their identity repositories.

iam maturity assessment

Where Are They Going Wrong?

Here are three things to remember when working toward IAM maturity:

  1. The steps to maturity between any one level and the next aren’t simple. You need strong organizational will, a clear vision of how your IAM should support your strategic business goals, and a partner who understands how to deploy IAM in a way that helps you achieve those goals.
  2. Maturity for maturity’s sake isn’t helpful. Remember the real reasons you’re making these improvements – so your organization can be more secure even as it scales, and your users and customers can become more productive through a better experience.
  3. Automate, automate, automate: Automation enables continuous improvement, increases efficiency, eliminates human error, makes scaling fast and easy, and frees up your IT team to focus.

With standardized and customized identity and access management solutions, Optimal IdM has the technology you need to automate processes, mitigate security risks, and simplify your data environments. Take our brief IAM assessment to learn where you stack up and receive the whitepaper, Walking the Path to IAM Maturity.

See How Your IAM Maturity Ranks

IAM Maturity Assessment 

Download Your Copy Of Walking the Path to IAM Maturity Whitepaper








We’re committed to your privacy. Optimal IdM uses the information you provide us for marketing efforts and you may unsubscribe from these communications at any time.

I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.



  • 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.

Pin It on Pinterest