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Almost all the companies today try to keep their sensitive business data on the cloud. The cloud storage has become a pre-requisite to keeping data safe and secure. It also enables the companies to function globally. The cloud allows use of the data across difference devices, operating systems, web based applications and more.

But with the multi-protocol access comes the threat of exposing the cloud data to risks. Although the IT resource has been tremendously outdoing the security processes, there exists risks within the system. One of them is the risk in the organization because of unauthenticated access. In this regards a Cloud Identity Management system works the best.

Secured connection with employees

30% of the employees having left the organization still have their profiles on the company’s system. This makes the system prone to unauthorized access and misuse of data. The step to ensure complete compliance with the security processes is to channelize a cloud identity management system. here the employee logins are regulated periodically. Only authorized files are allowed to access as per the designated positions and each employee access is reviewed time to time to ensure that there is no breach of access. Inactive accounts or vacant position accounts are retrieved and locked for logins.

Multi-factor authentication

A multi-factor authentication process has fast taken over the world of internet allowing systems to be accessed only when there is suitable authentication of access. Unlike the usual passwords, here the access is made with a number of factors like finger prints, OTP, email compliance, retina display, etc. Through this it is impossible for a stranger to gain an access to the system with just the password. Therefore there is better security of the cloud data.

Access of connected devices only

Organizations aren’t just making employee logins strict but also the network connections stricter. With listing the devices to be connected to the server, there are limitations placed on what devices can be used for login into the system. Therefore employee laptops, PCs etc are connected and authorized for access. Any other device therefore cannot connect to the server unless there is proper authorization for it!

Use as per extended directory

For guest logins, and additional access the identity and access management system works like Directory as a service. The protocol here is to create networks and logins after the name and details are registered on the directory for authentication. Creation of each of the logins requires an extended entry into the directory.

Cloud identity management has become crucial to gaining strong IT security for the data saved on the server!

Ezra Jayden

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