The importance of robust and securely configured identity access management (IAM) solutions cannot be overstated. These solutions act as the “keys to your castle,” streamlining access to critical resources. Entara has seen firsthand through our incident response work how this simplicity in access improves usability for your employees while also providing an avenue for unauthorized access to your systems by threat actors. This is why it is critical to implement IAM solutions with proper security controls in place. 

Our goal is to guard your most sensitive data, while always keeping usability in mind. We do this through several strategies, including Multi-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On, and Privileged Access Management. 

Multi-Factor Authentication 

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)  is an authentication method in which a user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism. MFA authenticates users through three different tactics: what you know, what you have, and who you are. 

Entara employs adaptive MFA (AMFA), which protects your most sensitive data and automatically blocks suspicious IP addresses that have attempted identity attacks on other organizations in our customer base.  

Single Sign-On 

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a secure authentication method that simplifies the end-user experience. With SSO, a single username and password provides users access to all the workplace apps that they need from one dashboard. This improves the user experience as well as their productivity becauseyour employees don’t have to remember different sets of credentials and your IT team doesn’t need to manage the security of countless sets of credentials. , Additionally, SSO strengthens password security because it mitigates users following non-recommended password hygiene, like reusing passwords or creating simple passwords.  

Privileged Access Management (PAM) 

Privileged Access Management (PAM) uses policy-based software to meticulously govern and monitor who has the right to access sensitive systems and information within your organization. It helps control precisely what actions members of your organization can perform upon gaining access. It also incorporates just-in-time access, granting permissions only when needed and for a limited time, reducing the risk of misuse. PAM ensures least privilege principle, giving your employees the minimum level of access necessary to do their jobs, circumventing the bad habit of giving permissions to activities to employees who do not frequently use them. Ultimately, it significantly diminishes the likelihood of security incidents. 

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