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Manage diverse user population access to provide better service and privacy
Secure Sensitive Data for "Best in Class" Higher Education Digital Transformation
Higher education institutions adopt digital transformation so students, faculty, and staff can effectively communicate, but internally designed tools lack the ability to secure the user lifecycle, increase technical debt, and create cumbersome user experiences.
Saviynt’s platform creates a frictionless end-user experience for managing user access with a scalable IGA solution that manages on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based applications and complex user relationships.
How Saviynt Solves Challenges In the Higher Education Vertical
Saviynt integrates directly with common federation platforms to seamlessly tie into your multi-cloud environment. Accounts are directly linked back to identities and are automatically provisioned and de-provisioned as identities are added, moved, or removed to ensure credentials are not orphaned. When users leave the organization, Saviynt’s platform automatically removes/disables accounts in the federated platform and cloud solutions, ensuring organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements.
Saviynt’s access provisioning is intelligently managed by out-of-the-box and custom policies and controls. Self request provisioning empowers users by automatically granting low-risk access while escalating high-risk requests for additional review by data owners, using peer- and access-based analytics.
Saviynt’s intelligence-based platform integrates with enterprise SIEMs to provide holistic access visibility. Saviynt’s platform continuously monitors access privileges for control violations, such as those granted as part of emergency elevation or through a backdoor. When the platform detects potential violations, it sends alerts and suggests remediation actions, such as exception documentation, setting time limits, or rejections.
Saviynt’s Control Exchange provides out-of-the-box compliance controls for business-critical applications. By aligning controls with compliance mandates such as HIPAA, HITECH, HITRUST, PCI, NERC/CIP, COBIT, and CIS, Saviynt’s platform accelerates the implementation of new controls to meet organizational business objectives and needs. Saviynt’s Control Exchange enables cross-mapping between regulatory initiatives, control frameworks, platforms, and control types as well as how Saviynt’s solution monitors and remediates risks. The Control Exchange eases compliance by providing controls that organizations can implement across the multiple platforms Saviynt currently supports.
Saviynt’s depth of visibility with fine-grained entitlements is married with Saviynt’s breadth of visibility across the application ecosystem to allow organizations to define cross-application SoD controls.
Saviynt’s factory application onboarding model leverages our intelligent analytics with a template-based approach that automates and expedites modernization strategies by simplifying business tasks while improving quality and consistency. Organizations deploy the ID and security warehouse then prioritize applications. Next, organizations import Segregation of Duties (SoD) rulesets, users, usage data, asset management, applications, and entitlements. Organizations can typically complete Phase 1 within 90 days, depending on application complexity.
Only Saviynt can delve into all of the complexities of application security hierarchies to draw a very precise image of exact access. Leveraging this deep visibility, you can grant the most precise access necessary for a person to execute their job, ensuring you’re adhering to the principle of least privilege across the entire application ecosystem.
Saviynt’s DAG solution allows the creation of risk-based policies to manage the data access program and automate user requests to data. Assigned data owners perform fine-grained access review to ensure granting entitlements aligns with business needs. Utilize peer and behavioral analytics detect high-risk activity in near real-time, allowing the enterprise to rapidly investigate and respond.
Saviynt’s platform leverages its extensive identity entitlement warehouse, using access similarities to standardize role definitions. Employing both bottom-up and top-down role analysis, as well as usage-log analysis, Saviynt provides visibility into access granted but not being used, mitigating excess access risk. The platform also reviews access granted to some, but not all, individuals in a given role, enabling access request suggestions or recommending role re-engineering to reduce friction.
Saviynt integrates with notification services across multi-cloud ecosystems to evaluate every workload, database, serverless function, or other cloud asset initiation. Saviynt scans for misconfigurations, such as open clear-text ports on a database, and organizational control violations, like spinning up a database in development with production data. Saviynt’s extensive library of risk signatures and controls enables the platform to identify and send security alerts or even prevent risky assets from running.
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