Regardless of an organization's size, there is always a level of risk associated with user access to an organization's applications, systems, and data. At the same time, organizations strive to remain relevant through digital transformations of their services and emerging technology initiatives such as the digital workplace, DevOps, security automation, and the Internet of Things.
Cost savings and license management are key considerations for organizations, especially in the mid-market. IT solutions that provide automation and workflows save time and reduce human error, contributing to lower IT costs. Solutions providing flexible licensing models can also help to reduce costs.
To stay competitive and compliant, organizations must actively seek new ways to assess and manage security risks without disrupting the business. Therefore, security leaders urgently need to continually improve upon the organization's security posture by identifying and implementing appropriate controls to prevent such threats.
Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) concerns the IAM (Identity and Access Management) extended capabilities that broadly deal with end-to-end identity life-cycle management, access entitlements, workflow and policy management, and role management, access certification, SOD risk analysis, reporting, and access intelligence. A self-service user interface allows for requesting access, profile management, and password resets. Configurable connectors, either cloud-native or based on gateways back to on-premises environments, offer automated user Lifecycle Managementto both on-premises as well as SaaS applications.
As IGA becomes a vital security risk and management discipline directly impacting any organization's security posture, a lack of basic IGA capabilities can leave organizations exposed to risks originating from inefficient administration of identities and access entitlements, poor role management, and a lack of adequate auditing and reporting. These risks range from identity thefts to unapproved and unauthorized changes, access-creep, role bloating, delays in access fulfillment, orphan roles and accounts, or SOD conflicts leading to occupational and other internal fraud. Many past incidents in the news have emphasized the need to have better IGA controls for organizations of all sizes across all industry verticals.
IGA also refers to the increasingly integrated Identity Lifecycle Managementand Access Governance markets. Identity Provisioning focuses on tasks related to administering access fulfillment and entitlements throughout an identity life-cycle. Access Governance provides necessary (mostly self-service) tools for businesses to manage workflows and access entitlements, run reports, access certification campaigns, and SOD checks. Access intelligence is the analytics layer over Identity Lifecycle Managementand Access Governance that offers business-related insights to support effective decision making and potentially enhance governance.
ideiio, established in 2019 is a vendor in the IGA market, spun out from, and remaining part of the ProofID group – an IAM professional services provider and system integrator. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with offices and development teams in Colorado Springs, US – ideiio builds upon the pre-existing and mature ProofID IGA product. ideiio provides a suite of IGA capabilities that can be deployed and used in a more straightforward manner by organizations of any size, although primarily targeting mid-market to enterprise customers.