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Architecture Blueprint
By Matthias Reinwarth

Aligning Access Governance and Privilege Management

Well-designed IAM/IAG-architectures establish real-time visibility of all accounts of a person, thereby closing a formerly intrinsic security gap. Bridging between established governance silos within organizations enables full enforcement of Segregation of Duties rules for both business and privileged access. Thus, it substantially improves an organization's security posture.

1 Summary

Traditionally, the management of identities and their access to IT systems within an organization have been split up within different disciplines. Bus ...

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2 The KuppingerCole IAM/IAG Reference Architecture

The KuppingerCole IAM/IAG Reference Architecture provides a comprehensive and evolving foundation for deriving and implementing standardized, yet adeq ...

The building blocks are categorized as

  • indispensable (Core IAM),
  • complementary (Extended IAM) and
  • peripheral (Adjacent Areas of IT),

w ...

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3 Blueprint for a Privilege Management / Access Governance Integration Architecture

Managing and governing access to systems and resources is a key task for any IT organization. Issues arise when highly privileged business users need ...

The building blocks highlighted as yellow constitute essential parts of an integrated Privilege Management and Access Governance approach, while other ...

This information can then be leveraged within the Access Governance functions of the IAM solution:

  • During the course of an Access Review all autho ...

The main benefits include:

  • Having unified audit and logging capabilities and processes provides a higher level of transparency into the overall Ac ...
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4 Recommendations

The integration of Access Governance and Privilege Management at the IAM architectural level enables the definition and deployment of a wide range of ...

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