Identity Governance Administration (IGA) provides the foundation for identity management, allowing organisations to ensure that processes are in place to validate and certify user access levels and requests, so users are only granted the minimum access they need to carry out their role. Without having IGA in place, organisations face a real security risk that users may gain blanket access to all applications which is accumulated over their tenure.
If you are wondering whether your organisation needs an Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) platform, consider the following questions:
- Do you have the tools to make sure that your users have the right access to the right systems and data?
- Can you be sure that none of your users have more access than they need?
- Can you prevent your users accumulating privileges during their time with the organisation?
- Are you able to prove to auditors that you are managing access in line with compliance or policy requirements?
- Are your IT and HR teams overburdened by the effort required to on- and off-board staff? And does your organisation waste time correcting human errors associated with these processes?
- Do new users experience a delay from when they start until they are fully onboarded with access to all the systems and services they need? How much does this cost your organisation?
Really you can boil this down to – if you have more than a few dozen users to manage, then yes – you need an Identity Governance and Administration platform to help control access across the estate and increase efficiency.
However, the IGA market can be daunting with many vendors offering similar capabilities. It is important to ensure that the platform you choose is going to make your life easier not harder. With this in mind, our partner ideiio have published an IGA maturity model whitepaper for download detailing a roadmap for your identity management journey.
Written by Tom Eggleston
With over 15 years industry experience, ProofID’s Tom Eggleston eats, drinks and sleeps identity and access management. A regular industry speaker in Europe and the US, Tom knows how to balance technical evangelism with the real world, finding practical solutions to the identity challenges faced by modern businesses. As CEO of ProofID Tom has been instrumental in growing the company into the leading provider of managed identity solutions, employing over 50 people across the UK and the US.