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The iC Consult Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a leading independent consultancy, systems integrator, and services provider for Identity & Access Management (IAM). The service portfolio covers business and process consulting, architecture, design, implementation, and integration to IAM managed services and identity as a service offerings. The company’s more than 500 employees have successfully delivered over 3,000 projects and managed services for IAM. The iC Consult Group, with its affiliates iC Consult, SecureITsource, xdi360, IAM Worx and Service Layers, has offices in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, the UK, the U.S., Canada, and China.
Privilege Access Management (PAM) is changing, driven by the move of most businesses from on-prem IT applications and infrastructure to the cloud, resulting in a multi-could, multi-hybrid IT environment. This has resulted in a proliferation of privileged identities that need to be managed. Join PAM experts from KuppingerCole analysts and iC Consult as they discuss the need for organizations to modernize their PAM capabilities to manage access and entitlements in today’s complex and volatile hybrid IT environments, that can operate at the speed of the cloud and grant access dynamically, based on tasks, toolchains, and workloads.
Paul Fisher, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole will talk about the main trends emerging in PAM and he will explain why there is a need to modernize PAM to support the new and emerging needs of rapidly changing business IT environments. Johannes Hauer, PAM Lead Consultant will give an overview of the iC Consult’s methodology for PAM assessments and explain how to prepare to implement a future-proof PAM capability. They will also talk about the key success factors in starting a PAM initiative and the need to modernize PAM.
Delivering effective IAM is not always easy, and around half of IAM projects run into difficulties and stall. While opting for IAM that is delivered as a service is a potential solution, not all offerings are equal. Finding a service with the right combination of well-integrated capabilities is crucial to success.
In the digital era, traditional approaches to Identity and Access Management (IAM) are ineffective. IAM is no longer just about managing employee identities, but about managing all kinds of identities across a wide variety of use cases. This requires a comprehensive and agile approach.
In the digital era, IAM is no longer just about employees. To become truly digital and tap into the new business benefits, organizations need IAM systems that can cater to partners, consumers and even things, as well as support IAM capabilities across all target systems, regardless of their deployment model.
In the digital era, IT is increasingly being provided and consumed as cloud-based services, including Identity and Access Management (IAM). As more workloads and IT services move to the cloud, it makes sense to move IAM to the cloud as well. The most common path is to opt for an Identity as a service (IDaaS) solution, but this is not without its risks and challenges.
Security and identity must evolve in order to support today’s IT. While traditional IT appears being rather simple to secure, current security risks necessitate a greater degree of agility: shifting to DevOps paradigms, implementing a CI/CD chain, running services in hybrid cloud environments (or wherever else). This requires a security angle on DevOps, which you might name DevSecOps.
Such an approach includes security and identity as a service, which has been referred to in the past as Application Security Infrastructures. It requires adequate protection of both the DevOps tools chain and the applications that run in containers, which are constructed in microservices architectures and go hybrid. It is about the other SaaS (Security as a Service), the other IDaaS (Identity as a Service) differently from IAM provided as SaaS service, it is about enhancements to traditional PAM (Privileged Access Management). It is about concepts, organization, and tools.
Globalization has given many companies the opportunity to run factories and other operations in various countries. In doing so, manufacturers are faced with challenging regulations they have to comply with and that may differ in the U.S., EMEA, Russia, China, and other countries. IAM is an essential element for operating business, when it comes to employees, business partners such as suppliers, and customers.