If your digital assets are valuable…then they are vulnerable. For years, the infrastructure engineers have taken heed of this reality with the notion of a network security layer. For years this organized approach to serve as an outline from which a systematic plan is followed to maximize its services and especially security. The same value can be achieved through the notion of an Access Security Layer.
An access security layer ensures those assets are accessible and secure at the same time. Today, most organizations take a siloed, tactical approach to their business applications, which includes securing them. However, to manage the complexity of user access brought upon by the increasingly fast-changing IT landscape, the days of ad hoc implementations become problematic.
With a single architecture, you’ll be able to manage it as one with a central point of control and a single policy engine. Here is a list of a set of capabilities that you’ll need to put together an access security layer:
Employing a centralized access management solution for all of these services creates a robust security layer that all development services can leverage. A single policy engine will also ensure greater ease of use and simpler management procedures across your IT groups. Consider the multiple points of control that complex environments typically have across their various services. Organizations can incur substantial overhead costs to manage their infrastructure on a solution-by-solution basis. Additionally, when policy changes or any updates are required, they must be done for each individual solution.
NetIQ Access Manager® and NetIQ Advanced Authentication® deliver all those pieces to create a single integrated solution. With Access Manager, there is no need for additional authorization or authentication technology. You simply have to plug into Access Manager and all of that security and access control will be available to whatever application is being used. Advanced Authentication adapts to your organizations’ needs, giving you the freedom to use the applications that best fit your demands while giving you the broadest platform coverage.
Whatever access management solution your organization implements, it should ensure the safety and security of information while providing convenient access regardless of what applications are used. Access Manager and Advanced Authentication from NetIQ can provide a single point of management that removes complexity for all involved, plus the freedom and flexibility to adapt to a variety of applications and devices.
With so much on the line, and with so much available form NetIQ’s identity and access products, it’s worth asking your team if the time is right to invest in an Access Security Layer.
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