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What is IAM?

The identity and access management (IAM) framework enables organizations to control user access, to ensure the right people see the right things. IAM is widely used in business in the form of single sign-on (SSO), two-factor authentication systems, privileged access management, and more.

What does IAM do?

  • Enables you to control who accesses what information within your organization.
  • Provides extra security for sensitive information.
  • Offers group access control opportunities.
  • Ensures nominated employees have access to the tools and information they need.
  • Helps organizations comply with legal data management requirements.

How businesses can use IAM

Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from using an IAM system to increase their digital security and streamline user permissions. Most IAM systems are cloud-based, enabling you to use them anywhere—including for remote employees—though there are a few advanced on-premise and hybrid solutions available. 

The most important thing businesses can use IAM for is centralized access control. You will be able to create custom access policies that can be applied to specific employees or groups of employees. With these policies, you can ensure that nominated employees have access to the right tools and information.

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