GuidePoint Security Helps Manage Organizations' IAM Programs with Identity as a Service

GuidePoint Security Helps Manage Organizations' IAM Programs with Identity as a Service

By Greg Tavarez

Identity and Access Management, or IAM, is no longer a luxury – it's a strategic imperative to help thwart cyberattacks and ensure consistent compliance. That said, however, traditional IAM approaches often struggle to keep pace. Manual processes can become cumbersome, talent shortages hinder implementation, and data security vulnerabilities do remain a constant concern.

Recognizing these hurdles, cybersecurity provider GuidePoint Security announced the launch of its Identity as a Service offering, designed to simplify and optimize organizations' identity management programs.

GuidePoint's Identity as a Service is a customizable solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each organization. Whether it's managing access for employees, partners or customers, GuidePoint’s offering covers most aspects of its identity program, including Access Management, Identity Governance and Administration, Privileged Access Management and Customer Identity and Access Management.

The offering leverages GuidePoint's seasoned security expertise and best practices to safeguard sensitive data and access controls, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access and breaches. It automates routine tasks like user provisioning, access requests, and password resets, freeing up IT resources for strategic initiatives.

It also provides a frictionless access experience for employees and customers, boosting productivity and satisfaction, and adapts to evolving business needs and technologies to allow organizations to scale their IAM program as they grow and change.

Additionally, the offering reduces the cost and complexity of managing on-premises IAM infrastructure, while offering predictable monthly pricing for the service.

“Our Identity as a Service offering is designed to align with an organization's unique IAM program needs — across any or all pillars of IAM — ensuring operational efficiency and support for program challenges and growth,” said Kevin Converse, Vice President of IAM, GuidePoint Security.

GuidePoint Security's Identity as a Service follows a four-phase approach.

  • First is planning, where IAM experts collaborate with key stakeholders to define program goals and assess current operations. A dedicated customer success manager onboardsthe organization.
  • The second phase is assessment. A comprehensive IAM health check identifies system gaps and generates a prioritized remediation plan.
  • Third is implementation, which is when GuidePoint works with the client to address identified deficiencies.
  • The fourth phase is operations. Continuous monitoring, weekly status meetings, regular health checks, and ongoing patching ensure a secure and up-to-date IAM environment.

“With this service, customers can rest assured that our experts will manage the day-to-day operations of their IAM program, including ticket management, user access and privilege management, policy administration, vendor escalations and root cause analysis,” said Converse.

With its new offering, GuidePoint allows businesses to unlock the full potential of their IAM programs.

Edited by Alex Passett
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