In today’s cybersecurity landscape, Identity and Access Management (IAM) implementation has become a cornerstone for safeguarding digital assets and protecting sensitive information within organizations. Let’s delve into some key benefits that effective IAM implementation can offer:
Enhanced Security and Risk Reduction
Effective IAM implementation bolsters an organization’s security posture in numerous ways:
- Access Control: IAM ensures that only authorized individuals have access to resources and sensitive data, minimizing both internal and external threats.
- Multi-Factor Authentication: Robust authentication reduces the risk of unauthorized access by requiring multiple forms of identification.
- Early Threat Detection: Monitoring and detection tools help identify unusual or potentially malicious activities swiftly.
IAM streamlines regulatory compliance by establishing practices and policies aligned with industry requirements:
- Simplified Audits: IAM provides detailed records of access activities, facilitating both internal and external audits.
- Granular Access Control: It enables configuration and control of access rights according to specific industry regulations.
Operational Efficiency and Cost Reduction
Effective IAM implementation not only enhances security but also streamlines operations and reduces costs:
- Process Automation: Automating tasks like password management and role assignments reduces the workload on IT personnel.
- Reduced Data Loss Risk: By preventing security incidents, costs associated with data recovery and potential fines for compliance breaches are minimized.
IAM implementation goes beyond just data protection. It offers a robust framework to reinforce security, ensure regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency, resulting in a more resilient and agile organization in today’s digital landscape.
Investing in effective IAM implementation not only protects the organization today but also lays the groundwork for a more secure and efficient business future.
On October the 1st, Soffid appointed Checksum as its featured partner for Middle East markets (Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates[Miquel Si1] [Raghu Sha2] ). Under this agreement, Checksum will market Soffid’s Identity and Management solution portfolio (Access Management – AM, Identity Governance and Administration – IGA, identity Risk and Compliance – IRC, Privileged Access Management – PAM and Security Information and Event Management – SIEM) across Checksum region of influence and Soffid will route Middle East leads and opportunities to Checksum.
Raghu Sharma, Sales Director of Checksum, comments: “Cybersecurity and Compliance are increasingly looked as complex and specialized skill and endeavor. Checksum’s mission is to provide simple yet efficient solutions to our clients’ growing Information security requirements. We are always looking for partners that assist us in achieving our mission to deliver Value through Cybersecurity optimized for our clients’ needs and environment. We are delighted to choose Soffid as our partner to cooperate in the GCC region.”
“After collaborating with Checksum on multiple projects and opportunities in the Middle East, we are excited to expand our partnership even further by enhancing collaboration and knowledge transfer, with a focus on delivering more value to our customers and strengthen Soffid’s regional presence. ” said Miquel Simó, CCO of Soffid. “Checksum is key to Soffid’s expansion strategy for Middle East markets, as they can provide local support (both geographical and cultural) to our customers. As part of this agreement, Soffid will train Checksum commercial workforce to empower them in detecting, raising and managing leads, and will train Checksum technical teams to better support it’s customers”.
Checksum is a Cyber and Information Security company based in Bahrain, serving all GCC countries. For ten years, Checksum has been delivering its customers specialized services to help them realize value from seeking Cybersecurity and compliance and protect them from ever growing threat landscape and Security challenges. Checksum believes that Cybersecurity and compliance should be path for businesses to return value and increase revenue and not to be seen as a compulsory expense. For more information visit www.checksumis.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Soffid IAM
Soffid IAM delivers the most comprehensive list of IAM features and products covering all IAM lifecycle (AM, IGA, IRC and PAM). Headquartered in Palma, Mallorca, Spain, Soffid’s hyperconverged IAM suite serves customers in more than 30 countries worldwide, protecting public institutions and private companies sensible information. For more information visit www.soffid.com or send an email to email@example.com
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DIRECTV deploys Soffid to implement it’s IAM strategy in LATAM Markets
State of the art identity management and operational efficiency.
Buenos Aires and Palma, September 11st 2023
On 15th of May 2023, DIRECTV, completed Soffid implementation and production cut-over for Argentina, United States, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and the Caribbean subsidiaries. The successful go live follows the signing of a multi-year agreement between DIRECTV and Soffid, giving both parties a solid foundation to continue collaborating and innovating in the identity and access management processes. After the cut-over, Soffid IAM provides Access Management and Identity Governance and Administration (AM & IGA) to DIRECTV’s 30,000+ employee and external users identities.
Mariano Silvestrini, Senior Manager Security, of DIRECTV Latin America, comments: “DIRECTV and Soffid teams achieved a friction less implementation and cut-over in record time, allowing DIRECTV to unify identity management across LATAM markets and all our software platform. Having a solution able to integrate to any existing application and also able to federate to any third party identity provider, allows us to achieve the required standardization and flexibility.”
“Soffid is very proud of this successful implementation due to the added complexity of having a significant delivery scope and multiple locations in different countries. DIRECTV highly skilled team alongside Soffid’s best-in-class integration and provisioning capabilities have been key to achieve a fast and successful implementation.” said Miquel Simó, COO of Soffid. “From now on, Soffid IAM protects DIRECTV digital assets with state-of-the-art IAM technology including multi-factor authentication, adaptative security, behavioral rules and patterns, enforced business workflows, etc.”
Since its launch in 1994, DIRECTV has continually evolved its product, best-in-class content, service, and user experience to provide customers with an industry-leading video offering. DIRECTV offers the industry’s best picture format and exciting content in 4K HDR. It is the undisputed leader in sports, bringing NFL Sunday Ticket customers every live out-of-market NFL game, every Sunday during the NFL season. DIRECTV also gives customers the choice of watching movies and TV shows from virtually anywhere – on their TVs at home or their favorite mobile devices via the DIRECTV app. DIRECTV STREAM, the streaming video service, is designed for the household that wants the best of live TV and on-demand, compelling live TV packages, sports and, when using a DIRECTV STREAM device, access to more than 7,000 apps on Google Play.
America’s commercial video industry leader, DIRECTV for BUSINESS already serves more than 300,000 sports bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, barbershops and salons, quick-serve restaurants, and other places where fans may gather to watch games. It enables travelers on airplanes and trains, watching live in stadium suites and casinos, and others on remote locations including offshore oil rigs the opportunity to always remain connected with their favorite teams.
About Soffid IAM
Soffid IAM delivers the most comprehensive list of IAM features and products covering all IAM lifecycle (AM, IGA, IRC and PAM). Headquartered in Palma, Mallorca, Spain, Soffid’s hyperconverged IAM suite serves customers in more than 30 countries worldwide, protecting public institutions and private companies sensible information. For more information visit www.soffid.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensuring productivity and security in accessing digital resources has become a top priority for companies and institutions worldwide. In this era of instant information, Access Management (AM) plays a fundamental role in protecting sensitive data and enhancing operational efficiency for organizations.
AM is an essential solution to guarantee the integrity of digital experiences and minimize security risks. With a powerful, comprehensive, and user-friendly open-source identity governance platform, companies can confidently address the challenges of Identity and Access Management (IAM).
Centralized Access: Simplifying and Strengthening Security
One of the primary benefits of Access Management is its capability to centralize user and employee access to different applications and systems. By consolidating and simplifying the access granting process, organizations can save time and valuable resources. Moreover, having a unified view of granted permissions allows quick identification of any unauthorized access, thereby enhancing data security.
Role-Based Access Policies: Efficiency and Risk Reduction
Another prominent feature of Access Management is the implementation of role-based access policies. By granting users appropriate permissions based on their roles and responsibilities, the issue of unnecessary access is avoided, thus bolstering security. This strategy also contributes to greater efficiency as employees can quickly access the resources they need to perform their tasks without delays.
At Soffid, we offer tools to manage access, empowering every company and organization to effectively face any IAM challenge, ensuring a secure and productive digital experience for our clients.
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Soffid 3.4.7 is the latest version of our convergent platform. It is designed to provide comprehensive protection against cyberattacks. This new release incorporates a convergent perspective, offering a 360º view of your organization’s identities and optimizing the platform’s start-up processes. With improved functionality and user-friendly tools, Soffid 3.4.7 ensures a simplified and efficient experience during the start-up process.
One of the most significant features of the new version is the Configuration Wizard, which is divided into four sections: Identity Governance Administration (IGA), Identity Risk & Compliance (IRC), Privileged Access Management (PAM), and Access Management & Single Sign-On (AM).
To successfully maintain your organization’s IDs, Soffid requires the installation of a Sync Server component in the IGA area. The wizard provides step-by-step instructions for selecting the suitable platform to host the Sync Server. Additionally, you can easily configure the authoritative source of the identities by choosing the desired mode and following the wizard’s instructions. Soffid also offers another wizard that allows you to seamlessly add applications, such as Active Directory or a Database, from an application list.
The IRC section focuses on identity risk and compliance, encompassing processes and controls to ensure the authenticity and authorization of individuals accessing sensitive data or systems. Soffid introduces new wizards in this section to help you create roles for detecting risky role assignments (SoD), schedule weekly risk reports, define recertification campaigns, and establish advanced authorization rules.
For privileged access management, the PAM section enables you to track the usage and access of service and system management accounts. Through the configuration wizard, you can easily discover assets present in your network, publish accounts in the Password Vault, create PAM policies for granular control over privileged access, and establish multi-factor authentication (MFA) policies.
In the AM section, Soffid focuses on access management and single sign-on. This functionality allows you to identify users accessing applications and implement multi-factor authentication. You can register IDs for administration and protection, add and configure new Service Providers, set up strong authentication factors, and create adaptive authentication rules to dynamically adjust the authentication methods based on criteria.
With Soffid 3.4.7, we strive to provide you with a comprehensive solution to safeguard your organization from cyber threats. The enhanced functionality and user-friendly Configuration Wizard ensure a seamless and efficient experience during the start-up process. Take advantage of the new convergent perspective and the 360º view of your organization’s identities offered by Soffid, and fortify your defences against cyberattacks.
For more detailed information about the new features and instructions on how to upgrade, please contact us.
Soffid 3.4.7 was developed to keep your company safe.
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