Security

The purpose of IT security is to protect companies, their values and data against threats. Today, the greatest danger for IT infrastructures, data integrity and availability emanates from organised crime. A comprehensive security policy is the basic structure of effective IT security.

Overall, the objects of protection for IT security in companies are confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Malware authors have ceased to be just freaks. Today, the greatest danger for IT infrastructures, data integrity and availability emanates from organised crime.

The time lag between recognising and reacting to a logistical attack on company networks is still too long. This threatens performance and consequently damages the company's reputation.

 

Comprehensive security policy

Self-defending networks/infrastructures are promising approaches and methods to remedy the situation. They shut out unwanted guests and keep everything secret that is supposed to be secret. A comprehensive security policy is the basic structure of effective IT security.

Without identity management, the overall IT strategy remains incomplete, because it neglects the element of greatest uncertainty – humans. Modern identity management contributes decisively to the development of all-IP networks, which cover various functionalities in parallel operation.

Dynamic identity management includes the following basic functions:

  • Authentication (who is in the network?)
  • Authorisation (issuing rights)
  • Audit (who does what?)
  • Administration

Dynamic identity management applies not only to active staff, but also to former employees. 

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