The benefits of having an Access Management system in a remote working environment

The pressure is on organisations to put together a work-from-home (WFH) strategy. Many organisations are facing greater security and IT management challenges while implementing their WFH strategies.Further stress is created due to the urgency to create and implement these strategies as a result of the global pandemic

Employees are no longer accessing their organisations applications and resources via their office network. As a result, the importance for Access Management has grown significantly in order to enable organisation’s successful management of their employee’s access needs.

Access Management is an IT business process that enables business to control and manage specific users and their access to systems and applications. Organisations need to start considering putting an Access Management solution in place because their workforce is accessing cloud applications and VPNs from a remote location.

Businesses are pressured to deliver uninterrupted access to key applications and resources while still maintaining a high level of security to protect against the increase of cyber threats. Due to the recent global pandemic, cyber criminals have identified the opportunity to take advantage of company’s work-from-home strategies. According to Christian Nyakanyanga, Managing Director at Cyber Sentinel, “During this time of uncertainty, leadership’s ability to recognise potential threats will be tested in order to avoid emergency situations.”

The demand to make fast decisions, enhancing an organisation’s Access Management capability, can enable quick wins that will improve their security posture and enhance business processes. Below you’ll find 4 benefits for an organisation that decides to implement an Access Management solution during the global pandemic.

4 ways Access Management can benefit organisations right now.

1.Help with digital adoption

Support business innovation by quickly and securely deploying best in class technology to your mobile worker groups.

2.Reduce IT friction

Automate time consuming tasks like provisioning, deprovisioning, and password resets for all user types keeping IT focused on high value activities.

3.Improve IT security posture

Protect against credential-focused attacks with adaptive, context-based multi-factor authentication when accessing applications and VPNs remotely. Enable a secure passwordless experience for your end users, ensuring the right users have access to only the resources they need, and at the right time.

Protect against credential-focused attacks with adaptive, context-based multi-factor authentication when accessing applications and VPNs remotely. Enable a secure passwordless experience for your end users, ensuring the right users have access to only the resources they need, and at the right time.

4.Enable a mobile workforce

Enable workforce productivity and eliminate password fatigue with a seamless access experience across cloud and on-prem applications and devices.

Ensure users have access to the right resources at the right time, layering in additional security measures when and where it’s needed.

Improving an organisation’s Access Management capability, at a time like this, not only adds a much-needed layer of security but also helps organisations to adopt new digital technologies when the reliance on mobile applications is heavier than usual. When implemented correctly, an organisation can adopt a safe and successful work-from-home strategy

A cybersecurity expert dedicated to protecting organisations against the digital risks associated with digital transformation.

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