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Updates and advice on Identity and Access Management

Focusing on the Journey, Not the Destination: Maximizing Existing Security Investments
Posted by Conrad Smith on Oct 27, 2016

journey.jpegA well functioning and capable security program requires a blend of tools and solutions. Organizations typically make purchases based upon their immediate needs (or maybe those they had 12 months ago when the thought first crossed someone’s mind), and then hopefully implement said purchases. Buying and implementing though is just a portion of the lifecycle of those tools. What’s often forgotten along with things like daily care and feeding, is to periodically reassess that investment.

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Topics: application management, IT, cloud, Security

It's the Opportunity End-of-Year Presents
Posted by Amanda Bretz on Sep 29, 2016


September 30th marks the end of the U.S. government’s fiscal year. No, it’s not a holiday or generally-recognized cause for celebration, but I’d like to offer an exciting twist: end-of-year is the perfect time to make sure you’re getting the most out of your cloud investment.

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Topics: application management, IT, cloud

How to combat shadow IT
Posted by Bitium on Sep 28, 2015

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The growth in enterprise mobility has fueled shadow IT.

These days, there's an app for everything - and everyone is taking advantage of them. And why not? After all, apps tend to make our lives run smoother. The ease of creating accounts coupled with their availability means that people are signing up for new services all the time - and this applies to business employees as well. But when these purchases happen without the knowledge of the IT department, that leads to a problem. 

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Topics: application management, password management, Security

How to prevent business app sprawl
Posted by Bitium on Sep 23, 2015

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App sprawl can emerge as a big problem for businesses.

It is the era of the cloud for enterprises, and in most ways, this is a very positive thing. Businesses preparing for a cloud migration can look forward to greater efficiency, enhanced flexibility and easier enterprise network access, among many other improvements. 

Then, of course, there is the huge benefit of web-based apps. Across various industries, SaaS is changing how businesses operate - and these changes, for the most part, are big improvements. But the proliferation of these services within companies can become risky if IT leaders do not have a strong organizational hold on which web-based apps are being used and how authentication is being managed. If that is the case, then SaaS within an enterprise can quickly turn into an unruly mess.  

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Topics: application management, Security