Identity and Access Management in Zoho

Mar 22, 2024 | General

Business organizations today survive on an increasingly diverse collection of apps and services to support day to day functions. A business’s continuous growth generates a complicated situation: Securing data by allowing access to the right people at the right time. This is the cornerstone of Identity and Access Management (IAM).

AspenTech recently produced a webinar reviewing IAM and Zoho Directory (below). In this video we introduce the basics of IAM and how the Zoho Corporation has responded to the need for security to protect a business’s data from hackers and data breaches, using Zoho Directory. 

IAM – The Facts

Identity and Access Management functions as an organization’s automated gatekeeper. It provides protection by allowing access to applications and services based on a users credentials. It does this by employing the following features:

  • Authorization – allowing for certain permissions based on a users position in the organization.
  • Authentication – validating a user’s identity through login credentials or using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
  • Provisioning – managing access to applications and services based on user needs.

Zoho’s response to the need for IAM….Zoho Directory!

Zoho Directory is a high-powered solution specifically targeting cloud-based organizations. It provides a centralized dashboard to control Zoho Users, Applications and Security Settings to streamline user provisioning and strengthen security. Highlights included in this platform include:

  • Single Sign-On (SSO) A feature that allows employees to use one set of credentials to access all authorized applications (both Zoho and third party). 
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Increases security by adding an extra tier of protection by requiring a secondary verification for logins.
  • Active Directory Sync Easily integrates Zoho Directory with an existing Active Directory and removes the duplication of managing users and their access in two systems.
  • Password Policy – A strong password can prevent unauthorized access and reduce security risk, resulting in a safe and secure data environment.

Not only does Zoho Directory provide security measures to keep hackers out, it offers benefits to the organization users as well, including:

  • ‚ÄčImproved productivity means users no longer have to manage different login credentials for different apps.
  • Simplifies the administrative tasks by automating user provisioning.
  • Increases security by employing authentication procedures thereby mitigating the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.
  • Simplified compliance, Zoho Directory helps maintain compliance with federal and state-mandated requirements.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is not a one-time fix, but an ongoing journey. As your organization and technology evolve, so should your IAM strategy. Having robust security procedures using IAM is an investment in your organization and can protect it from financial and reputational harm.

Zoho Directory provides a user-friendly, dependable and efficient solution to manage user identities and permissions. By taking proactive steps with IAM, your users are empowered, your data is protected and your organization’s future is safe.

Are you ready to explore the power of Zoho Directory? AspenTech can design an IAM structure that will grow with your organization, activate directory syncs to reduce duplication efforts, set up a Single Sign On (SSO) solution for accessing all of your apps through one set of credentials, etc.

Do You Need Help? Don’t Have Time to Do It Yourself?  

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