WHY IDENTITY BRIDGE?
In many business settings, IT Systems synchronized with Identity Management capabilities have evolved into legacy systems. Numerous technologies are stitched in to one indigenous system. With the advent of cloud, IT department in an organization had to ensure that On-Premise and Cloud infrastructures work in parallel. As no solution was available, IdM functions were to be supported by manual intervention, and a range of complex custom integrations had to be brought in. Identity Bridge drastically brings down integration challenges across IAM platforms in a hybrid IT setting.
This is how the benefits of Identity Bridge can be quantified:
Doing away with incompatible platform integration glitches:
Both on-premise and cloud IdM solutions co-exist, wherein a device and/or user interact with various application based endpoints with the help of application integrators (also known as connectors). Many of these connectors are to be customized as per the IdM product’s requirements and organization’s needs.
Bringing consistency in security and compliance:
While integrating an IdM solution and connecting it with a set of application integrators, the key is to maintain a fine balance between security, compliance and operations. When it comes to IT integration, missing out on capabilities can lead to data and security breach. It is therefore imperative to implement a technical formula that looks at agility of IT Systems and is easy for users to operate. The way forward is a legacy IT system that horizontally and vertically aligns global IT infrastructure, cloud software and professional services.
While investing in IT, focus on features:
Minimizing the hidden cost that crop up every now and then is one of the causes the financial department frets. Investing on customary products forces IT to source and pay for additional products from a set of heterogeneous vendors in future. IT investments need to be thought through, and well planned. The products integrated in the systems must not complicate the IT infrastructure. Focusing on features other than just the cost, will go a long way in streamlining the IT systems.
Whether your applications are public or private, cloud, mobile or web based, internal or customer facing – securing identities and governing access cannot be overlooked. Intelligent and cost-effective integrations are the way to go.