[VIDEO] The Top 3 Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration

[VIDEO] The Top 3 Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration

The editors of Solutions Review proudly announce the latest episode of Solutions Review Explores! This video series dives into the most critical categories and nuances of enterprise technology. In this episode, Jonathan Paula defines the Top Three Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA). Indeed, this video gets to the heart of what makes identity governance and administration so critical to business cybersecurity. 

You can watch the full video— the Top Three Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration—here.

Identity Governance and Administration helps enterprises maintain visibility over their users and their permissions. In fact, this issue plagues enterprises that lack basic IGA capabilities; SailPoint discovered 20 percent of enterprises report having visibility over all their users. Simultaneously, seven percent of enterprises don’t have any sort of visibility whatsoever.

Hence the critical need for IGA in enterprise cybersecurity platforms.  

What are the Top 3 Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration

We don’t want to give the video away. You should watch it for yourself on our Youtube channel! 

However, we do want to stress the importance of maintaining the Principle of Least Privileges in your organization. This principle states that users should only possess the permissions absolutely necessary to perform their everyday job functions. If they obtain permissions beyond what they actually need, their credentials become prime targets for hackers. After all, bloated credentials indicate a lack of visibility—the kind of blindspots hackers love to exploit. 

Identity Governance makes sure that users can’t acquire permissions like this, as it restricts access by tying it to employees’ roles. Even special access granted for projects is set to temporary status—to be rescinded at a specific time. IGA gives your enterprise far greater control than ever before. 

You can watch the entire Top 3 Capabilities of Identity Governance and Administration video here. Also, you should check out the Identity Governance and Administration Buyer’s Guide; we cover the top solution providers and their key capabilities. Be sure to also subscribe to our Youtube channel

     

Ben Canner

Ben Canner is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He previously worked as a corporate blogger and ghost writer. You can reach him via Twitter and LinkedIn.
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