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Identity Access Governance- A Necessity for Gennext

Of all the branches of Identity and Access Management, Identity Access Governance (IAG) remains one of the most widely neglected. Organizations often fail to perceive how Identity Access Governance solutions can benefit their identity security and overall cybersecurity policies. Certainly, their identity management tools don’t really seem as straightforward as Privileged Access Management (PAM) or biometric authentication. 

However, with the next-gen IAG capabilities deployed on your network, your organization can gain far more visibility and control over all digital identities. Here’s why:

Why is IAG requisite for Gennext? 

Organizations tend to understand the significance of privileged access management solutions as privileged credentials enable hackers with a consistent and convenient attack vector. According to Centrify, 74% of breaches start with a privileged account.

Even so, the non-privileged accounts can gain power beyond their station. If allowed to attain permissions unchecked, there are chances for ordinary identities to get infected with access creep. Only IAG solutions can help avoid access creep and empower the security teams to evaluate and remove unwanted permissions. 

Yet organizations continue to neglect these solutions and because of it their identity security suffers. Next-gen identity governance capabilities deliver much-needed visibility into their networks as well as digital identities. Cybersecurity and identity management do rely on visibility as we cannot protect what we don’t see.

Top 5 next-gen capabilities

  • Role management
  • Centralized access requests
  • Identity lifecycle management
  • Compliance reporting and certification
  • Managed identity services

Next-gen identity governance capabilities can help organizations rectify their issues and intensify their business processes. Moreover, better governance ensures further secured access deliverance and added threat protection by controlling the permissions that every identity possesses.

Added to this, identity governance monitors both data flows and data traffic. It keeps an eye on who accesses and uses which data also when and how to ensure appropriate usage.    

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