IAM Systems join Networks as Service Providers, Networking Vendors, and Database Platforms at the core of the technology stack of the enterprise. Failure in any of these critical components could bring the organization to its knees.
Fremont, CA: Healthcare companies are constantly in the crosshairs of sophisticated attackers. From a series of high-profile ransomware attacks to an insidious compromise of network surveillance software, health cybersecurity leaders face a dizzying array of threats and must concentrate their attention on developing a defense-in-depth approach to resolving those risks.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems are at the center of cybersecurity strategies, providing the key identification, authentication and authorization services needed to create a safe technology environment.
Take a look at some of the main considerations that technology leaders should consider when choosing an IAM platform for their organization.
Assess the reliability of IAM Vendors
IAM Systems join Networks as Service Providers, Networking Vendors and Database Platforms at the core of the technology stack of the enterprise. Failure in any of these critical components could bring the organization to its knees. Indeed, the volatility of homegrown integrations is also one of the driving factors behind the decision to implement a commercial IAM platform.
If the IAM system goes down, providers and administrators find themselves unable to log in to any of the systems, putting a stop to their work.
For this purpose, the teams must closely analyze the organizational forces of the suppliers under consideration. Negotiate service-level agreements, but look beyond the text of the vendor's track record and architecture. Do the promises made in the agreements seem viable in the light of the state of their technology? Will they have a track record of handling organizational challenges successfully?
Consider the integrations of Breadth Healthcare Defense
Another main factor driving the adoption of commercial IAM technologies is the rapid speed of the adoption of new cloud services. Teams find themselves stretched beyond their limits in line with the need for the incorporation of newly adopted services. Commercial systems come prebuilt with hundreds of common service integrations. Analyze the selection of current integrations against the services used by your company. How many of your current services are covered by the nominee out of the box, and how many would need custom development work?
In addition to reviewing the current services, try to get a sense of the speed at which new integrations are emerging. How quickly does the provider release integration when new services become popular? Is it possible that these new integrations will become available before you need them, eliminating time-consuming manual integration?