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FedRAMP Advantage Powers Compliance Evolution at Nonprofit

CMMC compliance, lower costs, and a unified view of 26,000 accounts—achieved by one transformative partnership

A leading nonprofit applied science and technology organization needed to enhance its identity security program to meet federal audit requirements and run a more efficient operation. The research institution wanted a scalable, cloud-based solution that could integrate with multiple industry-standard solutions, simplify regulatory compliance, and secure access for its tens of thousands of employees across the United States.

The Opportunity

The Hidden Costs of Home-Grown Solutions

The large research institution provides comprehensive scientific solutions to companies and government agencies across multiple markets, including health, industry, national security, infrastructure, and the environment. With tens of thousands of employees, the non-profit manages multiple laboratories in conjunction with government agencies. 

After beginning the implementation of a new ERP system with several industry-standard solutions (including Workday, SAP, and Microsoft Dynamics) the organization needed to upgrade its governance processes. Their existing home-grown solutions were difficult to scale and drove up maintenance and operational costs.

The tools also lacked the maturity and compliance capabilities needed to provide sufficient visibility and Separation of Duties controls for its new system. 

While it had partially automated Joiner-Mover-Leaver (JML) activities, its teams were still mired in manually tracking excessive and residual access. Privilege creep was leading to security and compliance concerns, and manual access request and review processes were creating too many sources for documentation. The non-profit needed a more reliable way to prove accurate governance over user access, improve operational effectiveness, and achieve Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) certification.

What set Saviynt apart was its comprehensive range of capabilities, extending well beyond basic identity lifecycle management and governance.

The Impact
12,700
tasks automated
26,000
accounts with a ‘single pane’ view
14,000
entitlements managed and secured

With Saviynt, we have better security and better audits. When we run the quarterly campaign, we don’t have to send spreadsheets out to the business users. We appreciate the fact that reports are online, easy to export, and maintain the history. We like the self-service access request capability. Most of all, the annual certification feature and the ability to easily onboard different apps make this deployment a success.

The Solution

Cloud Efficiency + Clear Visibility = Cleaner Audits

After evaluating leading identity governance and administration (IGA) vendors, the non-profit chose Saviynt’s FedRAMP-certified platform for its superior intelligent identity management capabilities, responsive analytics, cost containment, and fine-grained access controls. With Saviynt, it gained centralized visibility over 26,000 active accounts, integrated six core apps, deployed modern privileged access controls, and achieved a clear path to CMMC certification.

“What set Saviynt apart was its comprehensive range of capabilities, extending well beyond basic identity lifecycle management and governance. Saviynt brought together embedded intelligence, responsive analytics, and fine-grained access controls—all delivered as a FedRAMP-certified, cloud-based SaaS platform.” 

This highly scalable solution provided the ideal framework to centralize and manage all of its identity accounts, automate identity lifecycles, seamlessly integrate with their existing infrastructure, and pave the way for achieving CMMC certification.

Saviynt also helped the organization reach a range of key milestones, including:

Better Compliance Posture

Implementation of quarterly and annual online access reviews resulted in centralized compliance management and easy access to audit reports.

Improved User Experience

Efficiencies in online access requests and reviews significantly streamlined management tasks.

Reduced Costs

Automation of Joiner-Mover-Leaver processing and elimination of manual spreadsheet-based access reviews reduced operational overhead.

Scalable Platform for Future Needs

Rich set of out-of-the-box connectors and configurations enabled a majority of industry-standard 
use cases.

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