What to Look for in an IAM Solution

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See the Whole Picture: Capture Visuals for the Audit Trail

With compliance an ongoing concern for most businesses, any IAM solution should maintain an audit trail. However, just knowing who logged in and out and when they did it is no longer adequate. Advanced IAM solutions allow for IT teams to monitor the use of specific features within web applications, send alerts for unusual activity and even provide the option to capture screen shots when certain online behaviors occur. This provides visual evidence of exactly what the user was doing.

A study conducted by Intermedia last year found that the average employee relies on 13 different web applications at work, each requiring a different password. It also found that 89 percent of working adults retained access (i.e., a valid login and password) to at least one application from a former employer. More concerning, 45 percent retained access to "confidential" or "highly confidential" data, and 49 percent logged into an account after leaving the company.

With these realities in mind, identity and access management (IAM) software is increasingly necessary for businesses of every size to combat potential data breaches to data and IT systems. IAM is not only about single sign-on (SSO): A range of new and advanced capabilities greatly increase security while improving employees' productivity. In this slideshow, Intermedia highlights the top five features business should look for in an IAM solution.

 

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