Identity and access management protects critical applications and other resources by verifying that the people seeking access to them really are who they claim to be (identity management) and that they’re authorized to use specific resources (access management). For the modern organization, applications are in the cloud and on premises, and users are as eager to access them from mobile devices and desktops, from anywhere, anytime.
Successful identity and access management demands more than user accounts and passwords. It requires analytics-driven insights into identities, a keen awareness of ever-changing cyber threats, and business context to identify risks and protect assets accordingly. Within Identity & Access Management there are components and capabilities that are more applicable to the workforce, as opposed to consumers.