BEDFORD, Mass - May 13, 2013 -
RSA, The Security Division of EMC® (NYSE: EMC), today released a new RSA® Technology Brief urging IT organizations to modernize their thinking and approach toward Identity and Access Management (IAM). In the Brief, “Adaptive IAM: Defending the Borderless Enterprise,” RSA outlines why IAM systems are on the front lines of defense against cyber attacks and how traditional solutions must be reinvented to keep up with the demands of the enterprise and the reality of today’s threat environment.
The task of ensuring that the right users get access to appropriate company resources has traditionally been the realm of IAM solutions. While IAM is attracting renewed interest as a way to further secure today’s increasingly hyper-extended and borderless enterprise, traditional IAM solutions must evolve to support the growing number of users, partners and cloud services that are accessing corporate resources from endpoint devices and applications that often fall outside the direct control of enterprise IT departments.
RSA’s Technology Brief introduces the concept of Adaptive IAM, which over the next few years will transform traditional IAM systems into more dynamic, agile, intelligent and risk-aware systems. With corporate identities under siege, a single successful login is no longer a sufficient way to attain trust. The level of security needs to adjust based on each transaction, the parties involved and the value of the data assets at play. Adaptive IAM will patrol a situational perimeter that will enforce security whenever and wherever users interact with corporate data and resources.
Adaptive IAM is defined by four emerging capabilities:
To help customers advance their migration to more Adaptive IAM, RSA also announced today several product integrations:
Next-generation IAM systems will build a unified view of user identities, scale to the growing numbers of users coming from cloud and mobile platforms, and provide better detection of fraudulent and malicious attempts to access corporate resources – all with minimal disruption to legitimate user activity. RSA predicts Adaptive IAM technology will be a core component of intelligence-driven security programs in the future, helping organizations protect valuable enterprise information and identities across a blend of trusted and untrusted IT infrastructures.
Michael Suby, Stratecast Vice President, Research, Frost & Sullivan
“Advanced threats and disruptive technologies like cloud and mobile are pioneering a new normal for the security industry. The simple combination of the user name and password is not sufficient to prove digital identities anymore – yet deploying additional security measures can mean increasing budgets and decreasing end-user convenience. Adaptive IAM is an interesting concept as it is both agile and risk-aware. By more effectively measuring the risks of each transaction, organizations can establish trusted identities with more confidence and less sacrifice – something the IAM market has sought for a long time.”
Sam Curry, Vice President, Product Strategy & Data Protection
“The time for the industry to evolve is now. Customers are expressing discontent with the inability of traditional IAM systems to keep up with the pace of change as users adopt cloud and mobile technologies at an ever-faster rate. The key is to maintain protection over identity, access and data and to dynamically adjust the level of security to changing risk levels as users travel to remote locations, enter through untrusted networks or access cloud and web-based applications.”
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