It is often scarcely possible to retrace which employees have access to sensitive company data after years of growth. econet’s Reporting Studio creates an extremely high degree of transparency for the permissions in evolved Windows and Novell file systems.
Besides analyzing and documenting access rights, it can identify any risks arising from erroneous permissions, such as data that is readily accessible to anyone with global access
Unclear permissions set-ups for access to file systems represent a severe threat to a company’s special expertise. Although many administrators know this, but they put up with the threat because of the huge effort that consolidation previously involved. econet’s Migration Manager requires little time to identify, analyze and clean up file systems and permission structures.
Clearly structured and highly automated
Simplifies and standardizes folders and rights structures
Overview of all access permissions in force at every stage
Preview of set-up in future file system concept
Reports inconsistencies requiring clarification prior to migration
Involves departments using easily understandable workflows
Reduces access types and administered hierarchy levels
Automatic set-up of and authorization for the folder structure in the target systems
Corresponding permissions groups in the Active Directory
Reliable in large-scale environments involving millions of folders and rights
The Identity & Provisioning Manager is a specially designed standard software package to meet the needs of SMEs. Preconfigured user interfaces, workflows and interfaces make the implementation outlay extremely clear and provide reliable identity management at an entirely new price level.
The Identity & Provisioning Manager is a convenient and reliable way to provide departmental staff with IT services such as file and mail services, SAP and MS SharePoint. It also enables secure and transparent administration of users and their access rights
Independent local administration
Standard features include gateway interfaces and end-to-end workflows that are used to apply for new project archives or access to existing directories in Windows file systems. The relevant administrators are included in the authorization process. Once applications have been accepted, rule-based automatic processes apply the changes to the file servers and Active Directory.
Advantages of Identity & Provisioning Manager
Safety: Allocates rights correctly based on positions and roles in the company, reliably revokes permissions
Transparency: Central overview of permissions and IT resources; traceable compliance with regulationsn
Standardization: Uniform processes for service provision; standardized views for administrators, operators, managers and users
Efficiency/costs: Relieves the helpdesk and service desk; lower resource outlay due to high degree of automation
Cost assignment: Identifies service costs, allocates to the appropriate cost center
User satisfaction: Fast service provision, high-quality performance, self-service
Simple integration: Proven best practices, clear outlay, calculable costs
The Identity & Provisioning Manager is equipped with an extensive range of basic functions. If a company’s needs exceed this level over time, it is no trouble at all to upgrade to econet’s Identity & Service Manager. The superior package uses exactly the same technology, but is freely expandable with extra functions and can be linked to additional target systems.
WHO HAS PERMISSION TO DO WHAT ON THE COMPANY NETWORK?
In order to meet the growing demand for IT services, more and more companies are automating routine IT tasks and service request processes. This requires reliable management of all users and their permissions and is the only way to protect services and information from unauthorized access.
econet’s Identity & Service Manager achieves this by standardizing and automating routine tasks regarding user/permissions management and the supply of IT services such as file services, mailboxes, software distribution and telephony. This goes beyond individual tasks to incorporate entire process chains. Far fewer resources are used and error rates drop considerably compared to manual processing. The process traceability this provides is required to fulfill key legal requirements
Departments manage permissions themselves
The individual departments know who requires which information, applications and systems for their work. Consequently, they are the ones who should be able to control who has access to what. econet’s Identity & Service Manager provides them not only with controlled self-service functions to manage their permissions, but also allows them to apply for resources such as file archives or SharePoint sites for themselves and others. Authorization procedures automatically include the appropriate administrators. IT administration is relieved of these tasks in favor of more productive work.
Automating identity management and supporting IT service processes
Automating identity and access administration considerably reduces costs and risks compared to manual administration
Quick and secure provisioning of IT services, particularly – but by no means exclusively – in relation to Microsoft’s Active Directory and Windows infrastructures
Proven best practices for user services, file services, mail services, SharePoint services, SAP services, voice services, and computer and software services keep effort and costs in check
Highly rule-based approach provides the necessary flexibility – technology serves business logic, not vice versa
Role-based authorization ensures greater security and relieves administration
Comprehensive self-service functions: End-to-end automated authorization procedures for web-based applications for role permissions, special rights, resources and independently resetting passwords, password reset management
Integration in Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager: Provisioning file services, SharePoint, SAP and voice services.
Administration of hybrid Cloud services: Mixture of on-site and Cloud-hosted applications
Delegating administrative tasks to non-IT professionals reduces effort and costs
Service management orientation: In addition to identities and permissions administration, automated set-up of network resources such as file archives and SharePoint pages
Powerful reporting functions: Continuous monitoring of access rights for access governance, risk management and compliance
Multi-tenancy: Customized permissions models and processes for use by IT service providers and shared services centers
Graphic process editor for designing even complex processes
Helpdesk support: Provides all the necessary information and functions
Communicates with all state-of-the-art systems: Consistent use of web services for interoperability, such as with other workflow systems, for integration in existing web portals, quick connection of new target systems, etc..
econet has been advising enterprises, SMEs and the public sector since its launch in 1994. Our consultants possess a sound knowledge of processes and many years of project experience. Their special areas of expertise are as follows:
Data access management / Identity provisioning
Analysis, advice and design concepts for
File service management – file system/ permissions concepts incl. migration (e.g. from Novell to Windows file systems)
Provisioning, incl. self-service / service request management
User management incl. password reset management; mail service management, computer & application management, voice service management
Governance, risk management & compliance (GRC)
Permission audits and risk analyses for Windows and Novell file systems and AD services, e.g. during inspections such as due diligence or audits, assessments, (re )certification, etc.
Consolidation and standardizing rights for file systems and AD groups
ROI analyses for investment decisions in IT
Investment analyses using iterative processes
Sensitivity analyses for determining investment-relevant factors
Determining break-even points
Prognoses for investment related cash flow development
Deeper insights into analysis tools
If you have any questions about the above topics, our specialists will be happy to help.