Security Architecture & IAM Implementation
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a set of policies, processes and technologies used to manage and secure identities in an organization. Based on these identities, IAM regulates access to an organization’s resources making sure the right people have the right level of access, to the right resources, at the right time, for the right reasons. Effective IAM allows an organization to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its systems and data. It enables the adoption of a Zero Trust security framework, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, and mitigates the risk of cyber threats, such as ransomware and privilege escalation.
VTRAC team has supported many clients with various IAM project implementations, including Microsoft, Broadcom and homegrown solutions.
Security Architecture Design
Security solutions are not, and should not be a one stop shop. There are different layers to the security architecture stack, each with certain functions, data and interfaces. Understanding these stacks in relation to an existing application portfolio is vital to an organization’s security.
VTRAC team has a layered view of security as a service and is able to fine-tune its view to the established security practices and requirements of your organization.
We can assist in planning your IAM initiatives and help you achieve your security goal. Our consultants will work with you to refine your objectives and create a road map to reach them.
Vision, Strategy and RoadMap
When it comes to the components of an IAM implementation, organizations often struggle with their legacy environments. Applications, user registries, policy databases, multiple points of enforcement of security decisions are scattered throughout an organization. Implementing IAM usually results in significant changes to existing applications and infrastructures. A successful IAM implementation requires a defined vision, strategy and roadmap. VTRAC can help.
As a team, we have been working together for 10 years supporting various clients. The result is a mature practice which has greatly benefited our clients to achieve their business, security and financial goals.
INDUSTRY FOCUS & CLIENT PROJECTS
- Financial Services
- Public Sector
A Large North American Retailer
Challenges: Lack of a complete infrastructure for secure identity and API access control.
Solution: We implemented parts of our security roadmap for IAM which provided authentication and authorization features across multiple existing application frameworks.
Benefits: Applications no longer had to implement their own controls for authentication and identity mapping. They relied on a standard set of APIs provided by the framework.
A Major Canadian Bank
Challenges: Lack of a single view of the customer when it came to identity management. It was missing a service-oriented architecture for a central trust domain as well as audit for their APIs.
Solutions: We implemented parts of our security roadmap for IAM which tied all client digital identities to a single identity. With a roadmap for migration away from the legacy identities, we provided a trust domain controller that interfaced with multiple attribute authorities within the organization.
Benefits: Clients do not need to remember multiple IDs when interfacing with different organizations under the same financial umbrella. The clients have access to all their financial data through the same interfaces. Their access is adjudicated through multiple lines of business to provide the most meaningful, functional and secure access for each user.