Digital identities are a crucial component of a healthy mobile eco-system.
They provide a right to access information, services and other company resources, as well as help companies identify the role-based policies, aligned with individuals, associated with the mobile device.
Accurate management of digital identities is essential for companies leveraging mobility to boost productivity as it acts as the foundation for the policies and compliance enforcement necessary for businesses to meet NDB legislation. A Digital Identity acts as a user’s security ID, identifying who and how they interact with networks and systems.
Challenges of Mobility
Some of the challenges associated with mobility, such as unauthorised access, misplaced and misused devices, and policy control can be resolved by companies through establishing appropriate digital identities for their users, as a first step. These identities should be created by companies and regularly verified and checked for authenticity/ current relevance. They would generally include a set of verified attributes, such as JD (Job description) documents, employment contracts and role based network access policies to provide a credible link between the user and their digital identity. A company can then use this information to develop and enforce policies relating to security, access, and device management and they will be able to manage what a user has access to, what device they are carrying, and the purpose behind workplace interactions.
Benefits of accurate management of Digital Identities
1) Enforce compliance
Ensure that systems are protected by establishing identities for employees and customers. Doing so will allow a company to identify and take ownership for data breaches, as well as provide access protocols, password policies, and other security strategies related to the way digital identities access corporate networks.
2) Enforce privacy
Secure data and digital hubs can interact with user data while also ensuring compliance and governance regulations are met. This way, digital identities are protected by the company. Companies can limit or increase access for specific digital identities, and by appropriately managing this, they can identify and authenticate users, as well as support agile access to services based on user identity requirements and protocols.
3) Improve productivity
With role-based policies, users can access more relevant apps and services associated with their workplace requirements. Digital identities not only enhance transparency, but also improve productivity by ensuring that the right procedures, policies, and data are accessible to the correct people.
4) Create seamless digital journeys
Digital identities provide better digital journeys for customers and employees through seamless access to company resources. Users are able to access relevant data anywhere, anytime, securely.
To better understand digital identities and how to create a safer, more seamless work environment, reach out to imei. Our team can help you unleash the true power of Enterprise Mobility.