Enforcing Identity Access Management in Cloud and Mobile Environments
The increased use of cloud and mobile applications within the enterprise provides organizations with greater business agility and a competitive edge. However, security threats are increasing in these environments, creating a host of challenges for IT departments where the inability to easily verify online identities remains a major concern. Security is needed across all fronts of the enterprise, including mobile and cloud applications. IT managers need an effective yet easily deployable method for securing access to their applications from mobile devices that won’t divert resources from their core responsibilities to keep systems running for revenue-generating processes.
“Companies are looking for ways to deal with BYOD where both corporate data and personal applications reside on an employee’s smartphone or tablet device,” stated Sally Hudson, research director of Security Products and Services Group at IDC. “However, as the number of mobile endpoints with sensitive corporate data increases, so too does the need to secure the data.”
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