So information protection everywhere begins with Symantec Identity: Access Manager (SAM)? But what is information protection everywhere?
- It’s prevention - scanning on-premise and in cloud apps to find sensitive files that should be secured
- It’s user friendly protection – securing identities and access with simple, smart, and secure strong authentication; and protecting data in the enterprise or the cloud, at rest and in transit
- It’s fast detection and rapid remediation – quickly identifying suspicious or risky behavior and automating responses
- It’s about standards so integration with vendors' products is easy
- And it begins with SAM
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.