The Optimal Brief | July 2021
Why Identity Access Management Is
So Important for Data Security
IAM systems reduce risk of sudden changes in the workplace and sets you up for success in the following areas:

  • Stopping the spread of malware
  • Opening the company portal to potential clients
  • Monitoring employee productivity
  • Improving the overall user experience (single sign-on or multi-factor credentials)

IAM Survey Results
Optimal IdM and GatePoint Research recently conducted a survey of IAM leaders. Those surveyed say meeting their IAM needs will require a host of upgraded capabilities, most notably increased security (37%), customization capabilities (36%), and better reporting/compliance (35%).

The OptimalCloud platform provides many of these features and more. Read the whitepaper, Walking The Path To IAM Maturity to determine where you are on your IAM journey and if the OptimalCloud is right for you.
The Breach That Didn’t Have to Happen
The the word “colonial” is going to resonate for a long time with East Coasters, especially the ones who couldn’t get gas to get to work or pick up their kids. It will be years until Colonial Pipeline’s name is no longer synonymous in the public’s mind with gas lines and ransomware.

But this teaches us a good lesson. 15 billion passwords are for sale on the dark web. Some of them belong to you. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) renders those stolen passwords useless even if they’re still valid in your system. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your business.
Resource Center
Gartner Buyer’s Guide for Access Management
According to Gartner, “Security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM and fraud should follow these five steps to select a long lasting, cost-efficient AM solution.” Consider these Five Steps When choosing a Strategic Access Management Plan.
The Future of Authentication: Behavioral Biometrics, Tokenless MFA & Adaptive Authentication
Frictionless authentication by the way you type? Yes it's true. This presentation discusses how this and other Multi-factor Authentication solutions are changing the login landscape.
Why You Need
Cloud Hosted
Virtual Directory Services
This presentation will discuss the benefits of cloud hosted virtual directory services and provide use cases of how the Optimal IdM team deploys, hosts, manages & monitors their signature virtual directory product, the Virtual Identity Server, in a cloud environment.
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