Today’s complex IT environments create challenges around identity governance, management and enforcement of access controls within the organizations. Access policy violations can expose organizations to various challenges including audit non-compliance, fraud risks, data leakage/ theft, managing stale / expired access across the organization.
Users (employees or contractors) have access to several technology privileges that help them do their job effectively. These privileges (e.g., email ID, distribution lists, application access, access to shared files/folders, specific productivity software, internet, admin rights, etc.) are typically linked to their role, position or location. It becomes essential for organizations to map the privileges to these users and ensure each user gets the right set of privileges.
To add to the complexity, users go through their own lifecycle within the company in terms of their promotions, transfers, temporary assignments, and finally exit. It becomes essential in this scenario for privileges to be re-mapped to the new roles and provision them quickly and, more importantly, de-provision what’s no longer permitted.