Managing Identities and Access in the Cloud

Mar 04, 2013

The ability to share services and information with various departments, partners, customers and other parts of the business ecosystem is a major advantage of cloud computing. As a result, successful cloud deployments hinge on securely and efficiently managing individuals’ access to resources, and protecting data from loss or corruption. From a legal and regulatory perspective, you must be able to control, monitor and report on who is accessing what cloud-based resources, and for what purpose. But the management of thousands, even millions, of individual IDs overwhelms most IT departments. IBM can help. IBM solutions enable clients to federate and centrally manage fine-grained access policies, and enforce them with security services in the cloud. In addition to enhancing cloud security, IBM solutions help reduce administration costs, ensure compliance and increase productive collaboration across the business environment.