What Is Identity?
In the past, computers sat in separate offices across the hall, or on individual desks, within company walls. Employees signed onto a computer and stayed there until five o'clock. Then they went home and did other things. The current reality is much different. Today, everyone is a digital citizen. People are accessing apps, services, and networks from their laptops, smartphones, tablets, and wearables. And they're using them with or without an enterprise VPN while they work from home.
It’s time to rethink how you design your access management strategy and start thinking about identity as a core part of your business. With a good identity and access management system, analytics can be employed and access policies can be built across scenarios, such as whether or not a user is currently using a personal cell phone, with the same operating system version.
Identity Is The New Perimeter
In the past, you could rely on a network perimeter established by your physical location to protect you, but today everything is moving to the cloud. The modern enterprise requires a unified security solution that can adapt and self-heal in the face of dynamically changing threats.
What are the features of a modern identity platform?
Identity is the foundation of security. It is the focal point of digital experience and the starting point for strategy. You have to simplify security deployment and address evolving identity needs. The modern identity platform must have the below features:
Centralized identity management software boasts several advantages, including the following:
Okta reduces administrative burden and increases efficiency by unifying single sign-on, user and group provisioning and administration, multi-factor authentication across on-premises and cloud applications.
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