In today’s world of ever-increasing security threats, one cannot overlook the significance of managing identities within or across enterprises. With remote working becoming the norm, organizations are faced with the challenge of providing their employees with the right level of access to the right resources at the right time. Through identity and access management, businesses can record employee activity and moderate access to programs and applications, thus denying unauthorized access and detecting suspicious patterns, transactions, and errors. However, the growing scope and complexity of modern identity environments is becoming too difficult to manage with the existing methods, requiring IT leaders to evolve their identity and access management (IAM) technologies and strategies.
To that end, biometrics is slowly becoming popular; it enables the use of one’s fingerprints, face, eyes, or voice for authentication. Besides, no cybersecurity solution can prevent 100 percent threats but biometric authentication capabilities can add an additional layer of security to a businesses’ authentication software.
Adaptive authentication is another technology that is slowly emerging as a better alternative to traditional multi-factor authentication. By utilizing machine learning capabilities, adaptive authentication detects suspicious user behavior. It uses user login information such as time of login, browser, device, geographic location, and other factors to determine how genuine a login attempt is. If a login attempt is found to be suspicious, the technology will prompt the user with an MFA request to authenticate them.
As a multitude of these trends is set to nurture the IAM industry’s growth, Enterprise Security Magazine has compiled a list of leading identity and access management firms that are at the top of their game. The enlisted organizations are transforming the security posture of businesses at the convergence of several disruptive technologies, solutions, and services. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Enterprise Security Magazine’s “Top 10 Identity and Access Management IAM Consulting/ Service Companies – 2020.”