So information protection everywhere begins with Symantec Identity: Access Manager (SAM)? But what is information protection everywhere?
Access Manager (SAM) is the platform on which Symantec’s information protection solution will be built. A comprehensive information protection solution that not only includes identity and access protection, but also information management, and a way to intelligently correlate unusual behavior or events identified by both. Access Manager acts as the single access point for all cloud apps and services to ensure secure access and data integrity; similar to a Control Access Security Broker (CASB) or Cloud Access Control.
But why does Symantec’s information protection start with Access Manager? The single access point provided by Access Manager is necessary, not just to help ensure that legitimate users are the only ones to gain access to sensitive corporate data, but also to identify users if there is a need to take action - enabling rapid response. Identity provides the best means to correlate disparate events and Access Manager provides the unified identity.