How Identity Governance and Administration Can Benefit Enterprises
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How Identity Governance and Administration Can Benefit Enterprises

By CIOReview | Monday, July 12, 2021

Identity governance and administration appears to be highly relevant in an increasingly agile and virtual work environment, with the self-of policy management and auditing adding to its benefits.

FREMONT, CA: Identity governance and administration is the process of automating the assignment of appropriate data access levels to various regulating stakeholders. Identity Governance is formed on the Identity Governance Framework, a project that sought to standardize and facilitate identity information in businesses. At the moment, IGA is being used by a variety of organizations across a variety of industries to strengthen their data security and ensure compliance with regulations like The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

The followings are some advantages of Identity governanceand administration:

Consumers can obtain timely access to the information they desire

People are no longer accustomed to waiting hours or even minutes for information in the digital age of immediacy and its resulting instant availability of data. Identity governance can make a significant contribution to CX improvement (Consumer Experience).

Businesses can manage access requests and track suspicious activity

The Identity Administration component of a typical IGA system enables establishing a centralized or designated approval location for various data sets. As a result, stakeholders can quickly request approvals. This also allows firms to monitor activity that appears suspicious and thus eliminate the perpetrator before any breaches.

Increased productivity as a result of more flexible access

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the critical nature of adaptability. Working on-premises exclusively and utilizing secure corporate devices and networks is unfeasible in the new environment.

This highlights the critical nature of IGA, which enables the firm to grant remote access, albeit restricted for security reasons, to employees' devices to keep operations running.

Contributes to regulatory compliance

Considering that IGA was primarily developed to comply with corporate data accessibility regulations, it may seem self-evident that it assists an entity in complying with these regulations. However, companies must first ensure that the controls necessary to comply with the security and privacy standards established by data-protection laws are in place.

Assistance with auditing

The IGA solutions connect applications, devices, data, and stakeholders. As a result, the system can determine who has access to which data, instrument, or application, assisting it in producing access reports pertinent to the questions raised during regulatory auditing.

The demand for IGA continues to grow year after year. Increased agility provided by incorporating IGA into a business's application ecosystem and elsewhere is a logical benefit. Identity governance appears critical in an increasingly agile and virtual work environment, especially with policy management and auditing automation. The issue of relevant access certification for designated stakeholders falls under this category as well.