Access control and authentication
A central part of Access control is the AAA framework. It stands for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting and is a way to control the security standard around the accessibility for the people within an organization.
Authentication - is the process where your users prove their identity to access an application. This authentication is often combined with a multifactor authenticator which adds on a security feature which is unique to the user and is harder to access by an unauthorized user.
Authorization - represents the next step where the user is logged into the application and their authorization to do certain tasks or access data needs to be processed. When implementing authorization solutions, you set focus on the facts that your users don’t have high privileges or log on to the system with admin rights.
Accounting - is the process of keeping track of your users and when they accessed the company’s information. In this area of AAA, you ensure that all users are individual accounts and that you are able to track each user account to a specific person or device.
Access control solutions and smart authentication
Access control is your friend to navigate in a hybrid world. Since most organizations don’t have all their applications and data in the same place, we need to make sure that they can access the data in a both efficient and secure way. One way is to use Federation Identity Management (FIdM), where Enfo’s security experts will help you to build trust between organizations to exchange the digital identity across autonomous security domains.
We can also add more control of the authentication process to more sensitive systems. With an Access control in place, you can increase the level of security by implementing Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to ensure that you don’t expose sensitive data. With a dynamic MFA you could let the Access control evaluate the situation and add more or less need for MFA and authentication.
A critical part for securing access and authorization is protecting your most valuable assets. This is ensured through Privileged Identities Management, PIM or Privileged Access Management, PAM. Privileged identities are those user accounts that have an elevated right to your assets. They are necessary to administer and develop your applications and system. However, high privileges and access to large amounts of critical information also creates an opportunity for a hacker.
With Enfo’s broad security expertise, we help you make sure that you have all user accounts under control and a secure authentication solution tailored to your specific needs.