Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management (IAM), refers to the IT security discipline, framework, and solutions for managing digital identities. Identity management encompasses the provisioning and de-provisioning of identities, securing and authentication of identities, and the authorization to access resources and/or perform certain actions. While a person (user) has only one singular digital identity, they may have many different accounts representing them. The overarching goal for IAM is to ensure that any given identity has access to the right resources (applications, databases, networks, etc.) and within the correct context.

There are many technologies to simplify password management and other aspects of IAM. A few common types of solutions that are used as part of an IAM program are:

Single Sign On (SSO)

An access and login system that allows users to authenticate themselves once and then grants them access to all the software, systems, and data they need without having to log into each of those areas individually.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

This system uses a combination of something the user knows (e.g. a password), something the user has (e.g. a security token), and something the user is (e.g. a fingerprint) to authenticate individuals and grant them access.

Privileged Access Management (PAM)

This system typically integrates with the employee database and pre-defined job roles to establish and provide the access employees need to perform their roles.

Cyberelements as an IAM solution

Cyberelements provides a SSO access to all published applications, and a secondary password stored in a secure vault, to elevate privileges to multiple resources. Federate application authentication using SAML, and tools for application enrollment (ESSO, Web SSO).

Cyberelements provides a centralized management interface to secure password repository, checking for compliance against the corporate security policies (complexity, duration, renewal).

Cyberelements applies an additional level of security using behavioral biometrics to augment mult-factor authentication.

Cyberelements alleviates the burden of password management, saving costs, and strengthening password security by automating the Password Lifecycle, leading to a reduction in help-desk inquiries.