Our Identity and Access Management (IAM) advisory services offer a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to help your organization manage digital identities and access rights effectively. We work closely with specialist architects in the field of Digital Identity and Access to ensure that your IAM strategy aligns with your business objectives.
Our advisory services are well-versed in the intricacies of modern access management protocols, including OpenID Connect, OAuth, and SAML. We offer expertise in federation services, facilitating seamless collaboration across different systems and networks. Our services also extend to managing remote identity providers, ensuring secure and efficient access for all users. With our services, you can be confident in the security and efficiency of your access management systems.
Identity and Access Governance
Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) advisory services provide guidance on managing and controlling user access to critical information within an organization. These services focus on ensuring that the right individuals and machines have the appropriate access to the necessary resources, and that these access privileges are managed effectively throughout their lifecycle1.
Key components of IGA advisory services include Identity Lifecycle Management, Access Governance, Integration with source and target systems, and compliance and risk management.
Advisory services in this area can help organizations implement best practices, embrace new capabilities such as identity analytics for more autonomous and predictive governance2, and create an IGA capability that delivers value to key stakeholders within the enterprise3. They can also assist in selecting the best-fit providers and tools.
Externalized Authorization Management
Externalized Authorization Management (EAM), also known as Dynamic Authorization Management, is a method of managing access control where decisions are made by a central decision point that is decoupled from the application. This approach separates policy management from the application lifecycle.
In EAM, the system interrogates an information point, typically a directory, to determine a user’s access rights based on a centrally managed policy³. The authorization logic is decoupled from the software code, following in the footsteps of other externalized functionalities, such as authentication, logging, and data storage.
The architecture of EAM typically consists of an external authentication layer and an external authorization module. All applications interact with these components on a transactional basis. The eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) architecture was designed to be a standard for externalized authorization but nowadays other standards are evolving.
EAM provides fine-grained policy management, enforcement, and decision modeling for applications, services, and infrastructure. It offers several benefits, including centralized policy management, where policies for all services or applications can be added, changed, and managed from one central plane. This approach is particularly beneficial in dynamic, fast-paced cloud environments.
Privileged Access Management
Our Privileged Access Management (PAM) advisory services provide comprehensive guidance on managing and controlling privileged access within your organization. We help you protect your organization from cyber threats by monitoring, detecting, and preventing unauthorized privileged access to critical resources.
Our offerings include:
PAM Strategy and Implementation: We help you identify the people, processes, and technology that require privileged access and specify the policies that apply to them. We assist in automating the process of creating, amending, and deleting accounts.
Risk Management: We help you manage risks resulting from the proliferation of privileges, potential human error in using privileges, and unauthorized privilege elevation.
Compliance Assurance: We ensure your PAM solution enables you to prove your compliance by generating reports of privileged user activity.
Integration with Systems: We ensure your PAM solution integrates with all types of source systems in your organization, such as cloud-based applications.
Access Governance: We help you implement just-in-time and just-enough access and multifactor authentication for all admin identities and accounts.
Monitoring and Reporting: We ensure your PAM solution continuously monitors sessions so you can generate reports to identify and investigate anomalies.
Our PAM advisory services are designed to provide robust features to help you stay ahead of cybersecurity threats. We aim to provide just-in-time access to critical resources, allow secure remote access using encrypted gateways in lieu of passwords, and monitor privileged sessions to support investigative audits. Our goal is to help you manage and protect your digital environment effectively and efficiently.