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Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Identity and access management solutions for a simple administration of your accounts

Identity Management
From role and password management through certification and reporting

In complex IT landscapes with cloud services and mobile devices, flexible and reliable identity and access management (IAM) helps you manage identities, roles, and authorizations dynamically. Our experts select the right IAM solution for your company from the wide range of systems on the market. At the same time, we ensure implementation in line with the relevant statutory compliance requirements. We also discuss the individual needs of your company and always provide you with independent advice.

Arrange an appointment with our experts today for an initial preliminary check.

Automated user administration through identity management

By implementing our identity and access management (IAM) solutions, you can create the basis for current identities, roles, and authorizations in all connected systems. This makes it easier to manage all rights and accounts within your company. Moreover, you can benefit from increased transparency in the assignment of authorizations.

Implementation of identity and access management in your company

Identity and access management from TÜV Rheinland
All steps for the implementation of identity and access management

We support you throughout all the necessary steps to implement effective identity and access management:

1. Compliance check/pre-audit in accordance with ISO 27001
Our experts check whether the current IAM system fulfills all the relevant requirements and conduct a pre-audit in accordance with ISO 27001.

2. As-is/requirements analysis
Together with you, we analyze the business requirements and technical prerequisites – from authorization processes through statutory requirements. This enables our experts to develop a tailored solution that consistently takes into account the needs of your company.

3. Architecture concept, including process/identity and role concepts
Based on the results of this analysis, we create an architecture concept, including process/identity and role concepts.

4. Evaluation, assessment, and recommendations
We evaluate and assess possible products to select the right solution for your company. The consulting service we provide is always manufacturer-independent.

5. Implementation
We assist you in the successful implementation of your chosen solution.

Our product knowledge comprises, among other things:

  • Oracle IAM Suite
  • Oracle Waveset (formerly Sun Identity Manager)
  • Microsoft Identity and Access Management products

Rely on our expertise in identity and access management

IAM is an investment in future-proof user and access management. With us, you can rely on an independent partner with extensive experience in this field. Our experts provide you with all the necessary facts to help you make a decision based on the latest technical as well as legal developments on the market.

Our experts will be more than happy to assist you with any question you may have and to provide you with further information about IAM.

Your questions about identity and access management

Do you want to find out more about identity and access management (IAM)? We have put together the most frequently asked questions for you.

1. What is an identity management system?
To ensure data is processed securely, every company must clearly determine and manage identities and authorizations, i.e. user data allocated to individual persons. An identity management system comprises both the organizational processes and the relevant technical implementation to automate these processes.

With the implementation of the identity and access management (IAM) solution, current identities, roles, and authorizations can be processed in all connected systems. This makes it easier to manage all authorizations and accounts within your company. Moreover, you benefit from increased transparency in access rights assignment. You also fulfill the compliance requirements associated with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), KWG/MaRisk, GoBD, and PCI-DSS.

2. What are the prerequisites for successful identity management?
From a technological perspective, the challenge for successful identity and access management lies in how the individual systems can be connected to each other. In order to fully exploit the potential of IAM, the database should be cleaned regularly. This prevents an accumulation of access rights that are outdated or no longer correspond to the field of responsibility of the employee in question.
In the next step, the relevant processes for user and authorizations management need to be clearly defined and the proportion of manual tasks kept to a minimum. With automatable routines, you can ultimately avoid identity duplicates or different periods of validity.

3. What services are included in the implementation of identity and access management?
Our experts use a compliance check to verify whether IAM will fulfill all the relevant requirements. We conduct a pre-audit in accordance with ISO 27001. Based on your business requirements and technical prerequisites we create a joint situation/requirement analysis. Following the results of this analysis, we create an architecture concept, including process/identity and role concepts. In order to then select the right product, our experts give you neutral advice on possible products. We then assist you in the successful implementation of your chosen solution.

4. Is identity and access management a competitive advantage?
With a customized IAM solution, you can automate your user management and significantly reduce your administrative costs. IAM is therefore a real competitive advantage in terms of flexibility and efficiency.

5. What influence does outsourcing the workflow to the cloud have on security measures?
Using a cloud solution enables your company to act in a more agile manner on the market. However, outsourcing to the cloud does not mean that fewer security measures will be required. Instead, many of the critical aspects of good identity and access management become even more important if they are no longer fully under your direct control. One particular focus is on standardized and company-oriented workflows.

A common error here is that the user management process is created by the respective department itself, without drawing on the expertise available in the central IT. This means that important partial processes for cloud applications are often not or only insufficiently handled (e.g. company turnover, change of department). This can lead to security gaps as well as higher costs due to the necessary licenses.

6. What features does identity and access management encompass?

  • Identity management (IDM)
    This concerns the management of identities, roles, and authorizations for natural persons.
  • Privileged identity management (PIM)
    Privileged user accounts, which are often not personalized (administrator accounts), are managed here.
  • Access management (AM)
    This concerns the authentication (e.g. via password) and authorization (using roles/permissions) of users.

Is your question not included here? We will be more than happy to further assist you.

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