Access control system
Business owners and managers are constantly identifying areas of risk and taking steps to mitigate that risk. In an IT environment, risk takes the form of access. An organization may possess a wealth of resources, but those resources are not available to every employee, customer or partner. Businesses implement access control system to ensure that each user (inside or outside of the organization) only has access to the resources necessary to perform their respective tasks, while preventing access to resources that are not relevant to the user.
Solution providers need to recognize the importance of access control system in everyday security, understand its management implications, and help clients match access control to compliance obligations. The first installment of this Hot Spot Tutorial explores the goals of access control and other considerations as it relates to user identities and authentication.
Access control goals and considerations
There are many different types of access control system: network access control (NAC), identity management (IDM), Web access control, remote access control, and device or endpoint access control. This tutorial deals…