Access management has been around for decades. The initial need was simple enough; secure access to one or two web applications that resided inside a corporate firewall, and a whole class of WAM solutions rose up to meet the challenge. Fast forward to 2015 where many enterprises have a WAM solution with a best-by date from the last century.
The changing face of enterprise environments demands a new approach to security. By combining identity federation, modern web and API access security and multi-factor authentication into Federated Access Management (FAM), organizations can enable secure, cross-domain single sign-on for web and mobile applications regardless of where the user is located or what device they're using. And because FAM also centralizes access control for all types of clients, such as web browsers, native mobile applications and server-to-server interactions--you gain a key access control point in your infrastructure.
Over the coming weeks, we'll take a deep dive into the world of access security and guide you through best practices for defining and finding the right solution for your enterprise. Join us in this series as we discuss:
Planning for access security that extends to cover web apps, mobile apps, and APIs
Standards, which ones matter and why should you care?
The journey from 1999 to 2015 (or baby steps for bringing your WAM into the new century)
Moving beyond employees: securing access for partners and customers
Want to learn more about FAM? Take a moment to review this Ultimate Guide, where we'll walk you through everything you need to know about identity and access management (IAM) and how to select the right access solution to match your business needs.