As a manufacturer, you face a number of new challenges and shifting priorities. Evolving and emerging trends have changed the way you operate and conduct business. Chief among these trends is globalization.
You’re probably familiar with the saying that a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Globally distributed manufacturing creates a complex network of relationships. This complexity can make it more difficult than ever to identify where your weak links exist. There’s no choice but to keep moving forward, yet there’s also no denying that you’re at increased risk.
These risks aren’t limited to the assembly line either. Globalization requires providing a range of users—from employees to partners to suppliers— access to the resources and applications they need to do their jobs.
The flip side of providing access to authorized users is keeping unauthorized users out. Because a manufacturer’s intellectual property and trade secrets are among its most valuable assets, their enterprises are popular targets for both internal and external bad actors.
“73% of manufacturing breaches began at the identity level.”1
The unfortunate reality is that the same advances that have fueled manufacturing growth have also made your attack surface larger and more challenging to secure. IT is tasked with enabling secure access and managing the associated risks, while simultaneously delivering on directives to improve efficiency, increase productivity and speed time to value. Suffice it to say, you have a lot to juggle and may be facing increased costs and inefficiencies across your enterprise.
But you have a way to keep all of those balls in the air. Cloud computing holds the promise of hope. You can leverage the power and scalability of cloud computing to innovate, reduce costs and gain a competitive edge across all areas of your business. And you don’t need to be one of the big players to get in the game.
Read on to learn more about how the Ping Identity Platform can help you navigate a successful migration.