(Source: SailPoint Technologies, Inc. Identity and Access Management Buyers Guide)
Compliance can be complex and difficult — and as a result, costly. Meeting industry and regulatory mandates requires organizations to regularly review and certify user access privileges. This leaves many companies constantly battling with error-prone and inefficient processes such as manually generating access reports and manually remediating inappropriate user access privileges. Signs that show you need to cut compliance costs include:
- Building or leveraging multiple, homegrown solutions to handle audit and compliance needs
- Hiring full-time staff or consultants to handle compliance projects like access certifications and SoD policy enforcement
- Using inefficient tools like spreadsheets and email to drive manual compliance processes
- Treating high-risk and low-risk users the same, where insufficient attention is given to high-risk users, or too much time and effort is spent on low-risk users.
To gain better control of your identity and access data, including centrally defining policy and risk and automating your access certification process, you need to replace expensive paper-based and manual processes with automated tools. By doing so, not only can you significantly reduce the cost of compliance, you can also establish repeatable practices for a more consistent, auditable, reliable and easier-to-manage access certification effort. If you struggle to effectively implement compliance processes and integrate them into your systems and infrastructure, a governance-based identity and access management solution is the launching pad you need to improve your effectiveness and reduce the costs of sustainable compliance.
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