Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Top 10 IAM Challenges for Heterogeneous Enterprises

Enterprise Journal has published a two-part series I authored on this topic on their website.
An enterprise with a complex, heterogeneous environment faces many challenges when it comes to identity and access management (IAM). Too many identities and directories; inconsistent password policies across systems; diverse, time-consuming auditing processes; too much repetitive manual work; and the ever-increasing need to stay on top of compliance regulations are among the huge challenges faced by IT in an environment of multiple operating systems and applications.
This first part of a two-part series examines:
  • Multiple identities and directories
  • Single sign-on
  • Synchronization
  • Inconsistent password policies across systems
  • Traditional Unix directories (NIS) vs. compliance
The second part takes a look at:
  • Auditing
  • Entitlement management
  • Excessive manual/repetitive work
  • Compliance
  • Original purchase versus original expectations

Take a look and I hope you enjoy it.

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