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Azure Active DirectoryOkta Workforce IdentityAuth0ForgeRockSymantec SiteminderAkamai Enterprise Application AccessOneLogin Workforce IdentityOracle Access Manager
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    We haven't had any problems with stability. Everything works fine. Technical support has been great.
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    A solution that's easy to use, stable, and reliable.Its integration components are most valuable. It integrates with everything in some way. There are some products, such as O365 or AD, with which it completely and 100% integrates. So, you can seamlessly create accounts across the board with some of these products. For some of the products with which it doesn't completely integrate, you can do some kind of interfacing.
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  4. The solution's overall flexibility and customizability were the chief factors for selecting it in the beginning. They still remain among the best reasons to use Auth0. The flexibility that you get, and what it's allowed us to do on top of it in terms of code, is key.
  5. The solution is very scalable. We have a lot of users that have been increasing over the years that we have been using it. We have approximately 20,000 users.
  6. A valuable feature of Siteminder is the way it handles bulk traffic. The features it has, in terms of routing the traffic and load balancing, are good.
  7. The capability of Akamai Enterprise Application Access is what you're looking for, it's giving you the service that you're looking for. It's simple and doesn't use an agent. It uses LCSD responders, and they have a lot of services around the globe. That's the reason that we were very interested in using it because it has a lot of coverage. This is because it's under the GDS umbrella.
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  9. Once I made the OneLogin ID, it would essentially make user names and passwords for every application that we had.The solution's ability to save and manage of all my passwords is great.
  10. From a technical perspective, the solution is very good we can operate and control the user by ourselves.Once it is set up, it is easy to use and it integrates with most of the products on the market.

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Anonymous User
Hi all, Can anyone help me out to understand what's the difference between the IDAM, PIM and PAM terms? I've tried to check them out on the Web but unfortunately, was unable to understand the core concept. I appreciate the help!
author avatarShibu Babuchandran
Real User

Hi @reviewer1740369,


This is something that I have been doing research for some time now, the question came at the right time. 


The data that I could frame out is as below. I hope this helps you in some way. I'm also trying to prepare an article on the same topic shortly.











































































PIM PAM IAM
Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a capability within identity management focused on the special requirements of managing highly privileged access. PIM is an information security and governance tool to help companies meet compliance regulations and to prevent system and data breaches through the improper use of privileged accounts.” Privileged access management (PAM) is the combination of tools and technology used to secure, control and monitor access to an organization’s critical information and resources. Subcategories of PAM include shared access password management, privileged session management, vendor privileged access management and application access management.” “Identity and access management (IAM) is the discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.”
Points to follow to implement Privileged Identity Management in organization Identify and keep track of all superuser accounts. Provisioning and deprovisioning procedures Clearly Define IAM Vision
Define how superuser accounts will be managed and what their corresponding users can and can’t do. Approval and dismissal of privileged access requests Develop A Strong Foundation
Set up procedures and deploy tools for superuser account management Password categorization Stage-wise Implementation
Password composition, such as length and complexity Stakeholder Awareness
Acceptable use for privileged accounts Consider Identity as Primary Security Perimeter
Enforce Multi-Factor Authentication
Establish Single Sign-On
Implement Zero-Trust Policy
Enforce a Strong Password Policy
Secure Privileged Accounts
Conduct Regular Access Audits
Implement Passwordless Login

author avatarBruce Macdonald
Vendor

IDAM stands for Identity and Access Management. Think of this as the lifecycle of user accounts and privileges. When a person joins a company they get accounts provisioned to them, group memberships added to those accounts, etc. They may go through a name change, leave of absence, termination and so on. Users need to be authenticated into their applications and once authenticated, they need to be authorized to access certain things. All of these are the responsibility of the IDAM system. IDAM is commonly referred to as simply IAM (Identity and Access Management).


Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) are very similar. They provide controlled, time based disclosure to privileged and/or very sensitive credentials. PIM is an information security and governance tool to help companies meet compliance regulations and to prevent system and data breaches through the improper use of privileged accounts.


Privileged Access Management (PAM) provides the tools that enable organizations to manage such privileged access and approvals for users - both human and non-human. PAM lets companies minimize their attack surface by granting a certain level of privileged access to a user and no more and only for as long as they need it.


The differences between PAM and PIM are subtle for sure.

Rony_Sklar
Hi peers, What role does IAM play in preventing data breaches? What are the risks associated with not using an IAM solution?
author avatarAhmad Zuhdi
Real User

Absolutely! IAM is so important to prevent a data breach. With IAM we can make sure only the right user can access the right DATA. If there is a privilege abuse or lateral movement action, IAM will inform us and we can take an action to investigate, block or prevent it.

author avatarAmimesh Anand (Cognizant)
Real User

There could be 2 types of action that can be taken to measure the data breach


1) Proactive, where management decides the policy and a team implements those policies to avoid a data breach. Like DlP, Firewall along with IDAM.


2) Passive: where you take action to avoid as much data loss you can. Here the management is mostly interested in who, from where and why tried to brach data. Documentation and announcement is an important role here.


Now coming to IDAM :


IDAM makes policies, where an admin has control to implement who, when and how will access your data and at what level.


IDAM also segregates the duties of each employee so that everyone has accountability for work done.


If we look at the access part, IDAM will ensure that only authorized people have access to your application including the level of access decided by an admin.


In short, IDAM is a solution to all the actions a user or employee can take on your data and how they can view your data. it will help you to clearly divide the threat and real user( either outsider or insider)

author avatarSteveAndrews
Real User

Since cybercrime is on the aggressive rise, and our organizations working practices have evolved from on-premise with some VPN to full remote workers - the security perimeter around physicals buildings with firewalls has moved down the list of importance. No the security perimeter is around your individual users, and the key foundation security elements are Identity & Access Management.  To determine and confirm a user is who they say they are! Identity & Access Management feeds into all other security products which are layered on top so it's critical to have one that addresses all your needs and is somewhat future proofed - as this landscape is constantly changing.


Couple of question to ask yourself - 


What is your current security landscape related to identity?


What are your greatest security concerns related to identity?


What are your top three desired improvement areas?



Cheers!



Steve


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