Unlocking Identity Intelligence

Identity Intelligence is a term you may have heard lately – and it represents the next level of IAM program maturity, for which many organizations are now aiming. Robust identity intelligence can guide the right access decisions across the identity lifecycle, helping to minimize risk and enable compliance with internal guidelines and external regulations. Doesn’t that sound like it could make your life easier?Actionable-Thumb

There are three stages to fully harness the Identity Intelligence that exists in your organization. The first step involves collecting accounts, entitlements and attributes, to fully unify your identities and produce rich identity context. Once you have the visibility and context of all existing identities, you can start to put policies and rules in place to guide access decisions.

The second step is all about identity analytics. Here, you can start to define key metrics and implement dashboards and reporting for better analysis. For example, how many access reviews have you run in the past year? How many access changes came as a result? How long did it take to fulfill those changes? Once you can dive deep into this analysis, you can uncover issues and determine what to focus on improving.

From there, the third stage involves building out an identity ecosystem and combining the various instances of intelligence across your organization: business, threat, identity. Often the first step is to connect your authentication deployment with your identity governance deployment to incorporate governance into your access program. For example, connecting governance to your single sign-on system will ensure that the access you are allowing is appropriate. Connect your IAM deployment to your GRC deployment to improve incident response, automate continuous monitoring of identity controls, and manage access decisions based on application risk. Connect to your SIEM deployment, for better incident investigation and threat remediation. Connect to your DLP deployment to drive access reviews and business processes around unstructured data resources. How else could you leverage identity intelligence in your organization?

Join this webinar to learn more about how to learn how organizations can use Identity Intelligence to cost-effectively and efficiently protect the business, accelerate business user productivity, and minimize risk across the enterprise.

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