|For many companies, the current state of their access control infrastructure is best described as being fractured|
For many companies, the current state of their access control infrastructure is best described as being fractured. Multiple disparate physical and logical access control systems and cumbersome manual processes are all too common. Standardizing one system throughout a company might address part of the problem, but replacing multiple access systems may require large amounts of capital.
A long-term access control issue for any company is how to manage its identities. It is important to ensure that individuals only have permission to enter authorized areas, both for the sake of security and compliance. With large numbers of employees, geographically distributed campuses and ever-changing authority levels, keeping permissions current is an important issue to address. Sophisticated identity management software can enable identity to be created for each individual across any organization. Integrating physical security systems with logical security systems requires software which can ensure synchronized and policy-based on-/off-boarding of identities.
...effectively managing identity can be a challenge, but it also provides many opportunities for any organization
|Keeping permissions current is an important issue to address|