For those of us who operate in the world of IT, there is nothing more disturbing than seeing users and departments select and deploy their own IT solutions. We talk about it as "Shadow IT" because the technology is used in the dark, with no real computer knowledge.
From the point of view of the user or department, on the contrary, it is simply innovation. As IT managers, we strive to limit the risks. If we implement antivirus technology and intrusion prevention, for example, is obviously to reduce the risk of viruses and intrusion. This approach to avoid the risk is perceived as a barrier to innovation and a constraint of the operational point of view. This is why users often choose to bypass IT acquisition process.
More than ever, users are mobile and they do not hesitate to bring enterprise data and store them on mobile devices or cloud storage applications in the name of innovation and productivity. The role of the CIO is perhaps find a way to meet this demand while protecting the company, and without imposing too stringent rules and processes.
It is precisely to bridge this gap and allow the users and the company to adopt flexible working practices that promote innovation through the adoption of mobile cloud systems and infrastructure, Symantec has created Identity: Access Manager. Symantec ™ Identity: Access Manager is a platform for next-generation access control that offers control, convenience and compliance for cloud applications to users and administrators.
Access Manager uses Symantec Validation and ID Protection (VIP) and Symantec Managed PKI solution to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) and strong authentication to mobile devices. With Access Manager, users can open a single session with a password, PIN, or even a fingerprint, and securely access all their applications and cloud information. This helps to eliminate bad practices passwords for better security of mobile devices, and give your users a quick and easy access to the resources they need.
Access Manager also provides flexible and easy to use connectors for unified access control based on the identity and context for virtually any cloud service or application. This allows you to apply your security policies and compliance logging activities to maintain compliance and finally transform questionable applications productivity tools officially approved.
Access Manager is as flexible as it is powerful. You can choose to deploy on-premise or in the cloud , according to your business needs. And as it seamlessly integrates into your infrastructure, it reduces complexity by providing centralized management of your different user directories.
In summary, there are five good reasons to try Symantec Identity: Access Manager in your environment:
- Ensures control, convenience and compliance for public and private cloud applications
- Enhances security with strong authentication and access control based on the identity and context
- Simplifies compliance audits by consolidating the access logs for users and applications protected
- Enhances user productivity through single sign-on that provides access to all applications with a single password
- Offers flexible deployment options , on-site or hosted
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