Key Features of a Next Generation Application Access Governance Solution

As organizations grow bigger and extend their portfolio of critical business applications, the time, effort, and cost to service and support these applications can be astronomical. Below, I break down the steps that organizations can follow when selecting the right Access Governance platform to help support the security and compliance requirements for your critical applications.

An Intelligent System

What is the best measure of Intelligence in a system? ‘Intelligence’ is synonymous with ‘Intuitive’. An Intelligent system can predictively serve a user’s needs, cut down manual operations or achieve objectives faster, cheaper and better. The ability to integrate AI and machine learning to perform smarter operations autonomously or partially autonomously will be quintessential for next-generation systems.

Likewise, applications are no exception to this phenomenon lest they fall out of favor or fall behind. Saviynt prides on several intelligent features that underscore its leadership in Application Access Governance. Predictive suggestions in its Access Request portal, usage-based Segregation of Duties analysis and intuitive remediation options, ability to quantitatively and qualitatively risk score users to alert management of potential vulnerabilities, use of powerful algorithms in usage-based role mining to systematically remove excess access are just a few examples that you should check out while evaluating the benefits of implementing a next-generation IGA solution to tackle your current challenges and future needs.

Seamless Integration

As companies grow bigger, diversify, expand product lines and transcend geographies, their portfolio of critical business applications grows significantly over time. This increases the time and effort to service and support the applications and the cost of compliance, particularly for publicly held companies.

It is common to see applications with dedicated modules and products such as SAP and Oracle to serve their access governance needs for Emergency Access, Role Management, Reporting through a GRC product of their own. Although these work well, keeping a common standard for the process, controls, audit evidence, ease of maintenance and centralized management of access are benefits you miss and that could prove costly in more ways than one.

Having a common platform in a web-based solution that seamlessly integrates with all critical applications via a common intuitive process and user experience is the need of the hour. Saviynt provides this ability, substantially reducing response time in fulfilment, TCO and overall risk in onboarding several applications (running into the hundreds at certain customers). It integrates with target systems using standards-based approaches that can be deployed in very quick time.

Mobile Enablement

As the world moves to smarter, more compact, intelligent devices that are focused on enhancing the user experience, it is imperative that the next generation solutions are compatible with such an extension. The ability to put all the capabilities, key functions in the palm of the users is a key expectation that all successful applications will have to accommodate in the virtual office of the present and the future.  Saviynt provides a powerful mobile app to manage the day to day activities such as initiating a request, managing approvals, complete certification, view dashboards and take actions in a timely manner.

Cloud-based Solution

Finally, If there is one thing common in the corporate world today, it is the universal acceptance of cloud-based solutions in all spheres of IT solutions and operations. By the turn of this decade, most of the data centers will be replaced by cloud providers.

Increasingly, IT spend is coming from the business, a Gartner survey indicates 29% of it is currently replacing what was traditional IT spend in the past. This helps businesses to quickly implement ideas while providing the ability to adapt and enter new markets.

Saviynt is one such forward-thinking solution offering Application Access Governance solution as part of its Identity Governance platform. It provides organizations with the ability to quickly deploy and seamlessly integrate with multiple critical applications within your environment to manage risks effectively.

If you would like to learn more about Saviynt’s Next-Generation Identity Governance platform, feel free to connect with me at raj.muchimilli@saviynt.com.

Raj Muchimilli

About author

Raj Muchimilli is responsible for Saviynt’s SAP and Custom Application offerings. Raj has over 20 years of experience as a leader in Information Security. Prior to joining Saviynt in 2012, he has lead Global Governance, Risk and Assurance initiatives at Shell working with teams in the US, UK, Philippines and Malaysia and implemented best practice controls in Security and Access Management.