More devices, applications, networks and employees increase the complexity of managing – and protecting – user access in your business. While employees just want to work efficiently, IT needs to ensure the proper controls are in place to protect the company.
A modern BYO-anything workforce means more access points, hidden apps and hurdles to secure across the organization. Even as cyberthreats rise, employees expect technology to be fast, convenient and easy to use. Businesses must prioritize an access solution that secures the organization while helping employees stay productive wherever they are.
Know your apps: Track and vet the apps in use across your organization.
Specify permissions: Assign specific access privileges based on organizational role.
Keep access simple: Provide one-click access to all apps and tools.
Set access standards: Create, communicate and enforce strong policies.
Support all use cases: Build systems that give the right access, to the right people, at the right time.
An effective strategy looks to centralize employee access in a single portal, where all apps and credentials are controlled by policies. IT visibility into employee access and security behaviors is critical to protecting the business.
Protect all access points: Safeguard access to every app and login in a portal that’s secure, backed up frequently and difficult for others to access.
Automate password storage: Capture and store passwords for new services, whether they’re managed by IT or not.
Get extra protection: Require multifactor authentication wherever possible.
Share passwords safely: Send one or more passwords to others in an encrypted format – discouraging insecure methods like text, email or written notes.
Stop password reuse: Generate and store unique, random and strong passwords.
Eliminate passwords where possible with single sign-on (SSO). For services that don’t yet support SSO (or aren’t yet worth IT investment), enable strong, unique passwords that are captured and filled for the employee – creating passwordless access to everything throughout the workday.
Leverage SAML connections: Connect to critical apps, from cloud to mobile to legacy, with a web-based authentication protocol that securely eliminates passwords.
Deploy pre-integrated apps: Reduce IT workload with catalogs of pre-integrated apps when deploying new or existing cloud apps across the business.
Unify your solutions: Invest in a complete solution that combines out-of-the-box SSO with easy enterprise password management (EPM) to ensure every access point to the business is secured.
Authenticate with many factors: Look for platforms that leverage factors like device, identity, location, time, proximity, biometrics and more to provide adaptive, context-based authentication.
You need to give employees convenient, secure access to the tools they need to do their jobs, with the appropriate level of permissions.
Streamline IT processes: From one centralized admin dashboard, get a unified view of employee access across the organization.
Connect with existing infrastructure: Integrate with your existing user directory to automatically provision new employees, with the right privileges to the right resources.
Jump-start new employees’ productivity: Give employees a central portal to access so they are up and running from day one.
Have a kill switch: Immediately and completely turn of access privileges when an employee leaves.