Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What to Know About IAM In the Cloud Before Implementation

Identity management is a complex topic that has been making its way into the cloud and enhancing the prospect for companies to federate and engage with previously unavailable identity services.

By embracing security services in the cloud, or security as a service (SECaaS), enterprises are able to streamline and take advantage of more flexible services that they might have been struggling to maintain on premises or for which they weren't staffed.

One of the more popular SECaaS applications is identity and access management. This service can either be fully maintained within a cloud platform or it can work with systems at a customer's site in a hybrid model.

Both identity management -- the ability to create, modify and delete an identity -- and access management -- the authorization of that identity for only the proper resources -- are extremely necessary in today's environment. Having the capability to create roles with the proper access to resources, while keeping security in mind, is of the utmost importance to an organization utilizing the cloud. Read the rest of my article at the link below:

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