Identity management is an important element of both data security and physical security in an organization. But all ID management solutions are not the same—especially when it comes to security. There are no uniform security standards for the industry, and many off-the-shelf systems fall short when it comes to data protection. To protect people, property and data, make sure you select a system that maximizes security at every stage.
What Is Identity Management?
Identity management—also knowns as ID Management (IdM) or Identity and Access Management (AIM)—is a framework for managing digital identities and controlling who has access to what. It includes both policies laying out what types of access different people should have and technologies for enabling and enforcing those access controls. An identity management system makes it easy for IT to define access levels for individuals or groups within the organization. These systems enable companies to increase security and productivity while reducing the costs and labor associated with security efforts.