Identity and Access Management
Privileged accounts and service accounts are also growing rapidly in growing IT environments. Failure to properly manage these accounts with many privileges brings great security risks. The goal of most targeted attacks (APT) is to capture any privileged account information and use these privileges to carry out the attack.
Properly managing the passwords of privileged accounts and service accounts, logging the accesses to the systems for further reference, contribute greatly to both security management and compliance with standards such as ISO 27001 and PCI DSS.
Identity and access management systems are the most important tools that ensure the implementation of policies for application security. These solutions provide important functions in terms of operational efficiency and productivity as well as security and compliance.
Since applications allow users to access and process raw data, and run corporate operations with it in a structured way, accessing them outside of control creates a security vulnerability for organizations. For this reason, it is necessary to manage who can access which application, why, how, and when. Organizations that perceive security vulnerabilities arising from application access as a threat, want to take measures that will implement policies against these threats. This is where identity and access management solutions come into play in the context of application security.
Fully automated operation and capabilities of Identity and Access Management systems rely on their role-based functioning. In this sense, Role Management has a vital role. Systems that manage the lifecycle of roles, “Role Management” systems. Identity, Access, and Role Management systems complement and feed into each other.
Robust Authentication solutions aim to increase the level of security by adding a second factor to the standard password protection when accessing a computer, application, or corporate network. These solutions, which can be summarized as securing authentication by combining “something you know” and “something you have”, appear in many areas in our daily life, from ATMs to single sign-on passwords and mobile signatures on banks' websites.