Identity & Access Management

Assurance of Identity with improved user experience

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Identity and access management (IAM) is the cornerstone to securing your environment. Simplify and strengthen your system defences with enterprise single sign on and privileged access management solutions from BlueFort.

Our team of expert identity and access management consultants will help you identify and implement the secure identity systems you need to protect all your information assets.

What is IAM?

Identity and access management (IAM) technology provides centralised security controls and risk mitigation to protect information systems and data from access by unauthorised users and malicious actors.

IAM from BlueFort uses a combination of technologies to streamline and strengthen IT defences, backed by our team of expert security consultants. Assurance of Identity uses advanced analysis techniques – machine learning, biometrics, automation – to confirm your users are who they claim to be before granting access to IT systems. Single Sign On solutions federate access across your suite of applications to simplify the logon process for users. And for maximum control, privileged access management offers bespoke safeguards to prevent hackers from compromising high value accounts.

BlueFort will help your business identify the correct combination of technologies and services to protect your information systems.

Assurance of Identity

Identity and access management (IAM) is the cornerstone to securing your environment. We increasingly hear that ‘the users are the new perimeter’ and although this is true it doesn’t negate the requirement for centralised security controls and risk mitigation. It does however, make assurance of user identity as paramount to cyber security.

Huge innovation has been at the heart of identity and access management solutions for the last few years, harnessing machine learning, biometrics and automation but the core remains the same – can you be sure your user is who they claim to be.

Single Sign On (SSO)

With assurance of identity, single sign on solutions can be used to federate access to additional applications within a user’s work suite of applications. This greatly improves user experience, lowers ‘password reset’ support requests for the helpdesk.

With only one set of credentials to remember, implementation of multi-factor authentication, two factor authentication or simply more stringent password specifications to strengthen the access credentials is much simpler.

Privileged Access Management

For maximum access at their fingertips, hackers will typically target high value accounts such as those with administrative, sensitive financial or database access. Privileged access management (PAM) helps to mitigate risk of misuse of those credentials, either by the individual or by a hacker.

PAM refers to a whole range of solutions that safeguard you from unauthorised access, unsanctioned activity and lateral movement. PAM solutions are understandably bespoke, highly dependent on what you are defending and what risks you are focused on mitigating.

Some of the more popular privileged access management solutions include additional multi-factor authentication for privileged accounts, screen recordings for all highly sensitive access and password vaults for administrator credentials.

Why your business needs IAM

The modern IT environment is increasingly complex, adding to the challenges of managing and controlling access. IAM centralises controls to simplify management and to increase the granularity of access permissions.

Choosing identity and access management solutions from BlueFort strengthens perimeter defences and limits the potential for account compromise or credential hacking. IAM makes it much harder for hackers to compromise your network – but in a seamless way that improves the user experience. Enterprise single sign on tools federate logins so users only need one password – easier for them to remember and much simpler to manage too.

Your protections can be further enhanced with multi-factor authentication to prevent brute-force password attacks. And privileged access management solutions will help you detect and mitigate suspicious account activity automatically, shortening time to detection and fix.

How our Identity & Access Management service works

The Bluefort IAM service is tailored to your information security requirements. Our expert security consultants will assess your current security provisions and how we can combine technology and services to help you meet  your strategic goals. From commercial SSO offerings to bespoke privileged access management systems, we can build the defences your business needs to face the challenges of the future.

Our consultants listen carefully to your security requirements and help you build a plan for the future. We apply our knowledge and experience to build solutions that help you meet your immediate goals and provide a platform that flexes and grows with your business. We can specify, deploy and support your solution set, reducing your management overheads and allowing you to benefit from our extensive IT security experience.

The cybersecurity landscape is undergoing constant development and change and BlueFort is here to help you claim all the benefits and protections available.

Why choose Bluefort as your IAM Consultant

BlueFort is the UK’s leading cyber security solutions provider. Working exclusively within IT security, our IAM recommendations are based on extensive industry knowledge and previous successful deployments. We hold Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, demonstrating our commitment to quality and excellence.

Everything we do is built around your needs. Every IAM solution is specified and configured to the specifics of your network. And our multi-award winning technical support team is always available to assist post implementation.

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