|High Availability||ID Compliance and Security|
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|Business Continuity||Green Computing|
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ID Compliance and Security
Identity Management, Compliance and security are issues which are now gaining more prominence within the market. More pressure is now on IT Directors and Managers to ensure that practices and systems are in place to protect the company from attack and from breach of regulatory requirements. If tackled correctly, compliance and security can be achieved at the same time as achieving other benefits such as cost savings.
Identity Management is the combination of processes, technologies and policies to manage digital identities and specify how they are used to provide access to information. Given the current technology and regulatory issues facing business, Identity Management has become a strategic imperative for all businesses.
Typically Identity Management will cover the following areas:
- Core Authentication for Applications
- Single (or consistent) Sign On
- User Provisioning (or De - Provisioning)
- Whitepages and Self Service
As well as assisting companies with risk management and regulatory compliance, effective Identity Management strategies deliver significant Operational Efficiency and Agility and significantly reduced costs.
Products such as Novell's ZENworks Asset Manager not only tell companies what software they are using, therefore telling them what licences are needed, they also can monitor the level of usage of that software by each member of staff. This allows customers to only invest in the technology which is going to deliver a return. A number of companies have made significant licence savings using this technology. Consultants at NDS8 have deployed this technology to more seats that any other consultancy. Once the requirements are NDS8 will provide the services of a licence specialist to ensure that our customers reach compliance in the most cost effective manner.
NDS8 take IT security seriously and work closely with partners such as Novell and Astaro to optimise solutions to our customers. There are a number of threats to companies from the outside world and from ex employees. As well as the Astaro firewalls we make use of Access Manager to ensure only those with the required authority access a company's network.