Achieve Full Visibility of Digital Identities Across an Entire Organization
User rights and privileges, or more simply who in an organization has access to what data, needs to be readily visible to an Information Security team. Identity governance and administration (IGA) and Identity and Access Governance (IAG) platforms and tools provide a scalable and automated foundation for compliance controls, access requests, password management, and identity-enabled visibility.
The challenge, after identifying an organization’s requirements for an IGA/IAG platform, is how to select, build upon, integrate, and deploy the best solution.
How We Can Help
MorganFranklin will help evaluate and select the solution that best suits an organization’s needs, or, if a solution has already been selected, we can send in our team to deploy it, providing experienced resources and support to an IT team while the products are implemented.
Throughout the process, employees’ digital identities will be analyzed, access and certification on applications, systems, and data will be appropriately granted company-wide, and additional features such as automated provisioning and self-service access requests can be deployed.
MorganFranklin Offers Support for Every Stage of the IAG Process
- Governance: Building a Strong Strategy
Governance is the process of defining the goals of the organization’s IAM and IAG program. MorganFranklin advisors can help to identify an organization’s needs and help to ensure that the IAM strategy remains aligned with best practices.
- Role Management: Defining Role Access Requirements
IAM systems manage user access and permissions based off of roles, which describe the individual’s job function and the permissions that they should be assigned in order to perform it. Role management is the process of initially defining these roles and continuing to review and update them periodically over time.
- Provisioning: Onboarding New Users
Provisioning is the process of onboarding new users onto the system and assigning them all of the appropriate rights and permissions. With well-defined rules, an administrator should be able to do this largely automatically via a front-end interface, making for easier user management and time saved.
- Access Request: Allowing Authorized Access
An IAM system should be capable of automatically managing access requests based upon a user’s assigned role and the access permissions associated with that role. This access verification should be rapid to minimize impacts on employee productivity.
- Access Certification: Demonstrating Access Restrictions
Certifying access to protected resources is essential for compliance with regulations that require this access to be restricted. Automated access certification performs an audit of current access rights and removes any users who no longer require access to the protected resource.
Zero Trust Architecture: Transforming How Security is Managed
“Never trust, always verify.” On track to becoming one of the major frameworks in cybersecurity, Zero Trust is a security concept centered on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and, instead, must verify anything and everything trying to connect to its systems prior to granting access.
Initially organizations can implement zero-trust access by establishing rules that define users’ access and rights for certain resources. As the organization’s IAM program evolves, these static rules can be replaced using automation. By performing risk assessments and user behavioral analytics, rules can be automatically created, updated, and deprecated. This enables an organization’s IAM solution to evolve to reflect changes in the organization’s network environment and reduce risk caused by missing, inadequate, or outdated rules.
MorganFranklin advisors can support an organization throughout the entire evolution of their IAM deployment. In the beginning, this means facilitating the discussion of how an organization should transition to a zero-trust architecture. Since many legacy solutions cannot support zero-trust, an organization needs a plan to ensure that the change to zero trust is smooth and secure.
Once a zero-trust foundation is in place, MorganFranklin can support an organization’s efforts to grow the maturity of their IAM deployment. From the planning stage through implementation and monitoring, MorganFranklin consultants can provide guidance and support for automating identity management with identity analytics informed by risk rating and review.
Products & Tools/Partners
When implementing IAM, it is essential that an organization select a solution that is well-suited to its needs. MorganFranklin advisors can help an organization identify these needs and the best solution for meeting them, including common solutions such as:
- Saviynt: Saviynt is a leader in the IAM space that is designed to be easy to deploy with minimal customizations. A number of configuration options enable organizations to address unique IAM requirements both on-premises and in the cloud.
- SailPoint: Sailpoint offers a highly scalable IAM solution for on-premises deployments. The product is highly customizable and development-heavy.
- Oracle Identity Governance: Oracle Identity Governance is a highly customizable and configurable IAM solution for cloud and on-premises deployments. After deployment, it is easily modified to address changing requirements