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In today's world securing your business data and solution is very important. If an unauthorized user accesses your business data, then your organization will be at a huge risk. To prevent these developers have come up with the latest technology in collaboration with AI and Machine learning that is SailPoint Cloud. With the help of this technology companies can easily prevent unauthorized user access and reduce the risk of confidential data leakage. This Sailpoint helps to protect the Microsoft Azure Cloud-based technology and platforms. In the future section, I will give you brief details about SailPoint.

What is SailPoint?

SailPoint is an Identity and Access Management tool. This SailPoint was first developed by SailPoint Technologies Inc. is an Austin Texas tech-based company that provides Identity, Access management, and governances to unstructured or unprotected data. SailPoint was founded in the year 2005 by Mark McClain, Kevin Cunningham, and Jackie Gilbert. This SailPoint is developed with the help of AI and Machine learning language. SailPoint platform gives the power to develop Identity-oriented enterprise data by pairing data, device management, and business applications. SailPoint is a trusted solution to security, deliver efficient operations, and provides compliances to your business data. Now SailPoint is not available in the free version. The biggest competitors of SailPoint are IBM, Oracle, Omada, and Micro Focus.  

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Why SailPoint IQ?

As I said earlier, the main purpose of using SailPoint to protect confidential data and reduce risk management. Let me give you a few major benefits of SailPoint,

Risk related guidance: Only SailPoint supports overall 360-degree access to identify and data access. This guidance allowed the user to apply the risk model. This role model ensures easily identify any specific business risks before they threaten any rules and violations.  

Unique SailPoint architecture: SailPoint is the only identity and security tool. This tool has built to identify governance and also user provisioning solutions that work from the basic level to offer effective capabilities that enable organizations to know day-to-day risk, compliance, policy violation lifecycle management needs.
Flexible user provisioning: Identity IQ integrates easily with whatever identity technologies; tools and processes are established or preferred. With this SailPoint technology, enables all the customers to decide on how to fulfill the available resources in the organizations.

Offering better performance and consistent scalability: SailPoint offers the high performance and consistent scalability features to largest organization’s customers, Identity IQ is developed to support scalability in all the way it may be in a horizontal, vertical and functional way to make it possible for this SailPoint tool to organizing a large number of applications and millions of entitlements.

Centralized governance across datacenter and cloud environment: Identity IQ is designed to handle access to all data, applications, and other resources throughout the organization, from the character to the cloud.                                               

The architecture of SailPoint:

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Now I am going to explain every component of SailPoint Architecture.

SailPoint IdentityIQ system integrates the features of provisioning and compliances into a single appropriate solution. This product can address all the things related to Identity and Access management of the organization.

This SailPointIQ consists of 4 major components, they are

1) Compliance Manager

2) Lifecycle Manager

3) Governance platform 

4) User provisioning 

Let’s discuss one by one,

1) Compliance Manager:

There is a lot of work we can perform using the SailPoint IdentityIQ Compliance Manager such as auditing, reporting, and managing activities. This also integrates identity processes related to Access certification and Policy enforcement.

Compliance Manager in SailPoint IdentityIQ helps an organization to prioritize the most critical compliance activities and focuses mainly on user control, resource availability and ensures an access privilege that reduces the risk.

2) Lifecycle Manager:

This SailPoint Identity IQ Lifecycle Manager allows the business users to easily access requests and reset passwords using a centralized, business-friendly interface. This helps users to apply policies to all the user lifecycle processes. Identity Lifecycle Manager ensures users the most appropriate levels of access for the job-related functions.

Identity IQ Lifecycle Manager automates any changes related to user access, events of Identity lifecycle events such as new hires happen, employee transfers, moving, or terminations through the integration of authoritative sources such as HR systems and corporate directories.  Whenever this lifecycle event has occurred, the lifecycle manager triggers the changes by initiating the appropriate business process; it may include policy checking and approvals of any document.

3) Governance Platform:

This SailPoint Identity IQ Governance platform helps users to centralize the identity data, Captures business-related policy, using model roles, proactive manager users, and risk factors of resource availability. These integrated methods allow organizations to build the safety process like preventive and detective controls to support the critical identity of business processes, including access certifications, access data requests, lifecycle management systems, and provisioning data.

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4) User Provisioning:

SailPoint IdentityIQ user provisioning establishes the bridge between compliance and user lifecycle processes. This method allows the consistent user interfaces and processes these interfaces at the business layer that are disconnected from the technical processes then moving towards implementation change. This provisioning sends access to any change request to automated systems. By using the User provisioning management process creates help desk tickets to track all the changes requested by the business users. This mechanism provides enforcement policy, process monitoring, auditing and organizes the flexible changes in the user access data. There are 3 types of provisioning available such as automated provisioning, self-service provisioning, and workflow provisioning. 

This is all about how SailPoint works with different components and makes user access protected data.

Introduction to IAM (Identity and Access Management)

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Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an Enterprise IT tool, which defines and manages the user and organizations roles, this makes the environment to access the individual network privileges of the users and the surroundings in which roles of users are accepted or it may get rejected or denied users privileges. Those users can be distinguished as customers (Customer Identity management) or employees (Employee Identity management). The main objective of the IAM system is to provide one digital Identity per Individual. Once the digital identity has been built, it should be maintained, modified, and monitored throughout the user's access lifecycle.

The motto of identity and Access management is to “provide access to the available right enterprise assets to the right number of users in the right time, which makes the user's system to get the permission to access the resources on time.

IAM systems available with the tool and technologies to perform many tasks such as change the user’s role, track user activities, creating reports, and enforce policies. These systems are mainly designed to manage user access across an entire enterprise and to confirm compliance related to corporate policies and government regulations.

Key concepts of IAM (identity and access management):

IAM (Identity and access management) technology includes an unlimited number of access tools such as password-management tools, user provisioning tools, security-policy tools, monitoring tools, reporting tools, and Identity application tool. This IAM management system is available for working on Microsoft Azure SharePoint and cloud-based Microsoft systems such as MS office 365 platform. Identity and Access management system helps enterprises to increase their business value. Identity and access management available in 6 major technologies such as;

1) API Security: This technology approaches Identity and access management tools to use with B2B business commerce, cloud automated integration, and micro service-related Identity architecture. This API security is mainly used for the SSO method between users and mobile applications. This technology allows developers to manage and authenticate IoT devices.

2) Identify customers and access management: This technology allows comprehensive data management and enables authenticate users. It is mainly focused on ERP and CRM based platform to provide self-service, profile management and integrates enterprise data. 

3) Analytics: This identity Analytics technology allows users to detect any risky behavior and stop them immediately stop them by violating rules, machine learning algorithms, and statics.

4) Use of Identity as a service (IDaas): This service is also known as SaaS (software as a service) solution that supports Single-service on from web portal to web development applications. Native mobile applications enable to provide user account provisioning and accessing any request management tool. 

5) Identity management and governance support: This governance and identity management technology offers automated integration and a repetitive approach to governing the Identity management life cycle. These methods are very important when it comes to identity compliance and privacy. 

6) Risk related Authentications: This technology mainly focuses on taking care of the user context, sessions, and authentication services. It gives a risk score based on authenticity and data sessions. It offers less risk as it is available with Username and password for safe authentication of your mail account. Even it supports 2FA for high-risk users and accesses the data. 

Introduction to IIQ:

Identity IQ in SailPoint is the fastest and one of the best identity and access management software technologies. This solution works on the simple security approach like who accessed what type of data or methods. It can help secure your account by providing password and username options. It is visible running on in-enterprise premises and cloud applications. SailPoint IIQ helps large organizations to use of Complex IAM process mainly to get rid of any risk. A large organization can create their own and unique type of business needs. Sail Point identity IQ is one of the lightweight tool and available in SaaS form.

Benefits of using IIQ:

  • Offers scalable access control
  • The signification of responsibilities for an administrator
  • Reduced effort and error-free certification
  • Automated provisioning and access management
  • Simplified and predictable access control model
  • Reduced time across access request and approval.

Difference between IAM (Identity and Access Management) and IIQ (Identity IQ):

Till now I have explained what IAM and IIQ tools are. Now let us the difference between these two tools.


Identity and Access Management( IAM)

Identity IQ

This is completely based on access and management data models

This is completely based on Role models, business model or enterprise model 

It is a Role risk modeling 

It is a Role-based technology as it developed on models

Offers Automated integration on any platform 

Integration is possible on a different platform

Compliance features are very less 

Here compliance features are the most valuable features

It is a stable tool, which we can run in a complex environment

This is also a complex tool, enables to run on complex environment

Interfaces are simple and easier to use

Complex interfaces 

Analytic capabilities are unlimited 

Analytic capabilities are limited

Reports are easy to use 

Poor reporting 

What is Access Governance?

Access Governance is one of the very important processes of controlling, monitoring, and managing within your enterprises and also identifying what, when, and how users have accessed the data. This is also an Information technology aspect tool mainly developed for security purposes. The main tools which we can see are IAM (Identity and Access Management) and IdentityIQ (IIQ) tools.

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Benefits of Access Governance:

  • Improvement in User Experience
  • Helps to enhance the security of user profiles
  • Simplifies the auditing and reporting 
  • Allows the user to easily access data
  • Increase in productivity and reduction in IT costs or expenses.

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SailPoint Policies:

The very important aspects of using these SailPoint policies to help organizations to detect the data change them and prevent such data proactively in any applications or tools. This SailPoint policy helps organizations to implement predefined access to policies in any condition at any time. Separation-of-duty (SOD) policy is very critical to use and hard to implement in an organization. But Identity IQ makes it easier to use them in any IT solutions or any Organization. Let me explain one by one,

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SOD policies:
This is roles based policy available on the specific separation of duties. For instance, the same in any organization can't be allowed to approve the purchase order and at the same time, the same user can't purchase the goods for an organization. Or the same user who wants to apply for any leave and getting approval of their leaves.

In the above diagram, we can see how SOD policy works in Access Governance.

Activity Policies: 
Activity policies are based on certain activities such as login (using username and password) and emails. This policy does not ensure any customized possibility only we can configure OOB. 

For instance, monitor the employee login into post office timings or during weekends or you can restrict the logins, immediately you will get email notification this is possible with Activity policy. This policy monitors the functionality and read the login details and then extracts the information by sing FTP connections. 

Account Policy:
This policy enforces the user to create multiple login accounts in any applications such as Gmail, Facebook, and Instagram.

Advanced Policy:
An advanced policy based on rule sets, such as if any user involved in any policy violation and rule breaks. These can be done using match lists such as filters, rules or scripts, etc. By using these lists you can add dynamic conditional attributes.

For example, if you have a rule set for removing all the inactive accounts from your system database, by that time if you find the inactive user values or attributes are true, and then it is called Policy Violation.

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SOD policies:
This is roles based policy available on the specific separation of duties. For instance, the same in any organization can't be allowed to approve the purchase order and at the same time, the same user can't purchase the goods for an organization. Or the same user who wants to apply for any leave and getting approval of their leaves.

In the above diagram, we can see how SOD policy works in Access Governance.

Activity Policies: 
Activity policies are based on certain activities such as login (using username and password) and emails. This policy does not ensure any customized possibility only we can configure OOB. 

For instance, monitor the employee login into post office timings or during weekends or you can restrict the logins, immediately you will get email notification this is possible with Activity policy. This policy monitors the functionality and read the login details and then extracts the information by sing FTP connections. 

Account Policy:
This policy enforces the user to create multiple login accounts in any applications such as Gmail, Facebook, and Instagram.

Advanced Policy:
An advanced policy based on rule sets, such as if any user involved in any policy violation and rule breaks. These can be done using match lists such as filters, rules or scripts, etc. By using these lists you can add dynamic conditional attributes.

For example, if you have a rule set for removing all the inactive accounts from your system database, by that time if you find the inactive user values or attributes are true, and then it is called Policy Violation.

SailPoint tool has developed on the base of API interfaces, so by using these APIs we can generate policy violation.

Insights:

SailPoint is one of the fastest-growing tools which helps the user to access and manage user data or company data. This tool is developed to protect Microsoft Azure Clouds and platforms. Now a day SailPoint plays a vital role in Machine Learning and AI-related applications. This has come up with automated integration that supports any kind of data integration with different systems. The compliance features are the most valuable feature. SailPoint ensures any organization or enterprise to protect its data, security, and Governance policies. The policies make sure to work against any data violation or policy violation. I hope this article helps a few of you to get the basic knowledge about SailPoint.

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