With each passing day, more and more companies are adopting technological solutions that allow remote access from different devices. These tools, mostly based on cloud computing, aim to reduce costs and increase security and productivity. In this context, access and identity management has become a central concern.
Defining access profiles and privileges is essential to ensure the security and integrity of business data. But access and identity management is not limited to logical access. It is possible to apply the same concept to the physical environment and use innovative solutions for companies and condominiums.
And that’s what we’ll talk about in today’s article! Read on to learn more!
What is access and identity management?
Access and identity management in IT involves the definition and monitoring of each user’s access roles and privileges.
These users can be customers, employees, suppliers, service providers, etc. The main goal is to ensure the security of the information, allowing each user to have access only to what is really needed.
Once a digital identity is established, it needs to be monitored over time. In the event of a change of function, termination and other factors that modify the user’s status, their access privileges must be changed or revoked as necessary.
Thus, the overarching goal of identity and access management is to grant access to the right business assets to the right users in the right context. This involves from the system that a user uses to authorizations to access physical environments.
Why should you care about access and identity management?
Currently, most organizations use some kind of technology application that allows remote access. This flexibility is essential for companies to increase the power of collaboration among employees, to gain more dynamism in their operations and thus to maintain their competitiveness.
However, the multi-platform access requires greater security care. Committed user credentials often serve as an entry point into an organization’s network and its information assets.
Companies use identity management to protect their information assets against the growing threats of ransomware, criminal hacking, phishing, and other malware attacks.
In this sense, access and identity management is an essential part of any corporate security plan as it is closely linked to the security and productivity of organizations.
How to use access and identity management for physical access?
Smart mobile phones have become indispensable in the lives of Brazilians. According to IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, in 2017, 69% of the population had access to the internet via smartphone.
Undoubtedly, this is a fact that must be taken into account by companies so that they offer comfortable and intelligent solutions for their customers.
In this manner, some platforms have developed express-style access for businesses and condominiums, in which all visitor control is done via smartphone.
The concept is the same used in access and identity management: You create unique profiles for users and define access privileges, like the day and time when they can access the dependencies of your condominium or company.
If you have Datacenter or exclusive access areas in your business or condominium, you can also use this technology to ensure that only authorized people have access.
How does it work?
With smart access, you send digital smartphone access invitations to people who need access to your business or condo dependencies. You can set the time period for the invitation to be valid or suspend it at any time.
This way, people invited can release access using only the smartphone in the ratchets or other concierge and parking control devices. All in a simple and secure way.
What are the advantages?
Using this technology, you have full access control of your guests. You receive a notification when the invitation is used, in real time.
The digital invitation is very useful for your guests, who don’t have to wait in queues to be released.
In addition, you can use security mechanisms present in smartphones, such as alphanumeric password, biometric recognition, facial reading, etc. to ensure the identity of your guests.
You can use express access for both employees and service providers, customers, suppliers, customers, etc.
You also have the possibility of having a theme personalized with your visual identity. With it, you can invite people to events, meetings, happy hour and can even send promotional campaigns and attract more customers.
Now you know how to use access and identity management in your company, both for digital and physical access. If you liked this content, you will also like to know 5 essential reasons to use an access management software in your company. Enjoy your reading!