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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Implementing and managing access control can be a nightmare, especially in extended enterprises encompassing partners, suppliers, contractors and remote users. Regulatory requirements and fear of being the next data breach headline increase the pressure. The challenge is as complex as it gets. What permissions does each user actually need? How do you keep track of authorized and unauthorized access? How do you enforce access policies across heterogeneous systems and applications? And how do you make sure that provisioning procedures are administered uniformly across the enterprise? Trying to keep up manually is inefficient, costly and error-prone. Too much access leaves you open to insider abuse, as well as hackers who have their pick of unused or poorly managed accounts that have direct access to company assets. And, your auditors probably won't like what they see. But, identity management products, designed to unify and automate this complex task, do not roll out easily and cheaply. They must somehow integrate diverse components that comprise an ... Access >>>

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