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What is an IAM and Why do you need one?

An IAM, or Identity and Access Management, is a key component of every IT department. The fundamental duty of IAM is to facilitate and control user identities and regulate the user access to applications and infrastructure within an organization's IT environment. 

As your organization grows, managing user accounts and access rights can become increasingly complex, making it advisable to explore specialized identity and access management software solutions to streamline and centralize these processes.


What is Identity Access Management?

IAM act as a security layer between a user and server, data and software. enhances security by controlling access to sensitive information and resources, streamlining user access management processes, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.


The core principle of an IAM is to enforce one digital identity for an individual. Once an identity is created, it has to be monitored, controlled and regulated through their lifecycles. 

The two core component of an IAM is User and Access. Access refers to the action allowed to be carried out by the user and the user can be an employee, partner, customer or even a device like router.


Secure Access with one Digital Identity

  • Robust authentication mechanisms reduces the risk of unauthorized breaches.

  • Streamlines administrative processes, saving time and resources while reducing the likelihood of human error in managing user accounts and permissions.

  • Meets regulatory requirements and internal policies by maintaining comprehensive audit trails mitigating compliance risks.

How IAM helps the entire organization?

Enhanced Security: Infisign IAM provides robust security measures, ensuring that critical systems and data are safeguarded against cyber threats.

Streamlined Operations: With centralized identity management and automated workflows, the CTO can streamline IT operations, reducing complexity and improving efficiency.

IAM Benefits for Business

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

IAM enables organizations to swiftly respond to emergencies, such as data breaches or system outages, by quickly revoking access to compromised accounts or provisioning temporary access for emergency responders. 


Additionally, IAM facilitates the restoration of user privileges and access rights during recovery efforts, ensuring that critical business operations can resume with minimal disruption.

Vendor and Partner Collaboration

Organizations can establish trust relationships with external entities, allowing seamless and secure access to shared resources and applications.


This capability enhances collaboration, accelerates business partnerships, and fosters innovation through ecosystem integration and collaboration.

Facilitating Single Customer View (SCV)

In customer-centric industries such as retail and finance, IAM can facilitate the creation of a Single Customer View (SCV) by consolidating and managing customer identities across multiple channels and touchpoints. By integrating IAM with customer relationship management (CRM) systems and marketing platforms, organizations can gain a holistic view of customer interactions, preferences, and behaviors. This enables personalized marketing campaigns, targeted product recommendations, and improved customer engagement and loyalty.

Brand Reputation and Customer Trust

By implementing robust security measures and protecting sensitive customer data, organizations demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding privacy and respecting regulatory requirements.


This, in turn, enhances customer trust and loyalty, as users feel more confident in entrusting their personal information to organizations that prioritize data security and privacy protection.

Support for Digital Transformation

IAM plays a critical role in supporting organizations' digital transformation initiatives by enabling secure access to cloud services, mobile applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IAM solutions provide the foundation for modern IT architectures, facilitating seamless integration with emerging technologies and enabling organizations to embrace digital innovation while maintaining strong security controls.

Support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiatives

IAM solutions support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives by providing secure access to corporate resources from employees' personal devices while maintaining separation between personal and corporate data. IAM enables device registration, mobile device management (MDM) integration, and containerization of corporate applications to enforce security policies and protect sensitive information on BYOD devices. This enhances employee productivity and flexibility without compromising security or compliance requirements.

IAM Tools & Technologies

IAM solutions integrate with various technologies and tools to enable secure authentication and authorization at an enterprise scale


SAML enables Single Sign-On (SSO) by notifying other applications of a user's verified identity after successful authentication. It works across different operating systems and machines, ensuring secure access in diverse contexts.



OIDC enhances OAuth 2.0 by adding an identity layer, facilitating the exchange of tokens containing user information between the identity provider and service provider. These tokens, which can be encrypted, include details like the user's name, email address, and photo, making OIDC ideal for authenticating users across mobile games, social media, and applications.

SCIM standardizes user identity management across multiple applications and solutions. It allows organizations to create a user identity in an IAM tool that integrates with various providers, ensuring users have access without the need for separate accounts.

IAM & Compliance

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is crucial for meeting regulatory compliance requirements.

Data Protection and Privacy

By enforcing least privilege access principles, IAM helps minimize the risk of unauthorized data exposure, thereby meeting regulatory requirements related to data protection and privacy, such as those outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Risk Management and Governance

Regulatory compliance often involves assessing and managing risks associated with data breaches, insider threats, and unauthorized access. IAM enables organizations to mitigate these risks by implementing risk-based access controls, continuous monitoring of user activities, and automated threat detection mechanisms. By identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities proactively, IAM contributes to regulatory compliance efforts aimed at risk management and governance, as mandated by regulations like the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Access Control and Accountability

By maintaining comprehensive audit trails and logging user activities, IAM helps organizations demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements related to access control and accountability, such as those specified in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the .Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Regulatory Reporting and Auditing

IAM solutions facilitate regulatory reporting and auditing by generating detailed access logs, performing access reviews and certifications, and providing compliance reporting capabilities. By streamlining these processes and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of compliance-related data, IAM helps organizations demonstrate adherence to regulatory requirements and facilitate compliance audits and assessments.

How Infisign IAM is different from others?

Built on Zero Trust Principles

Infisign operates on the assumption of zero trust, ensuring that every user and device is thoroughly authenticated and validated before granting access. This approach minimizes security risks and provides a robust defense against potential threats.

Organizational Identity

Infisign recognizes the significance of organizational identity. By anchoring its solution in the unique identity structures of enterprises, it ensures a tailored and efficient access management system that aligns with the specific needs and hierarchies of each organization.


Infisign takes a departure from one-size-fits-all solutions. It is not an off-the-shelf product; instead, it offers a customizable IAM solution that adapts to the diverse and evolving needs of enterprises. Whether you're a startup or an established corporation, Infisign molds itself to suit your unique requirements.

Go Live in 2 Weeks

Time is of the essence, and Infisign understands that. The implementation process is streamlined to the point that enterprises can go live within a mere 14 days. This rapid deployment ensures that the benefits of enhanced IAM are realized swiftly without prolonged disruptions.

Suits Enterprises of Any Size

From small startups to large enterprises, Infisign caters to organizations of any size. The scalability of the solution ensures that as your enterprise grows, so does the capability of Infisign to meet your expanding identity management needs.

NexGen Privilege Access Management

Privileged access is managed with next-generation capabilities, incorporating dynamic policy applications. This nuanced approach to privilege access management adds an extra layer of security and control, addressing the sophisticated threat landscape.

Future-Ready IAM

Infisign is not just a solution for today; it is future-ready. The platform anticipates the evolving landscape of IAM, incorporating forward-looking features and capabilities to ensure sustained relevance and effectiveness.

Are you ready to start your IAM Journey?

  • To get started, reach out to our team today and schedule a consultation. We'll assess your organization's specific requirements and provide a tailored IAM solution that meets your unique needs.

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