Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the ability to provision, manage, audit, and secure digital identities while facilitating authentic connections to view company assets. IAM applies these provisions whether employees are located on-premise, the cloud, or based on the roles and privileges assigned to each digital identity.
IAM addresses the mission-critical need to ensure appropriate access to resources across increasingly heterogeneous technology environments and compliance requirements. It is increasingly business-aligned and requires business skills, not just technical expertise.
Enterprises that develop mature IAM capabilities can reduce their identity management costs and, more importantly, become significantly more agile in supporting new business initiatives.