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Azure AD is a highly-available and highly-scalable identity management service for small and large organizations. It enables organizations to use their corporate credentials to authenticate to new or existing applications, factoring out the authentication process and eliminating the need for many different identities. Organizations that already use Azure AD can synchronize their identities with SecurEnds to provide seamless integration between on-premises and cloud resources.

Application developers can integrate their applications with SecurEnds to provide single sign-on functionality for their users. This enables enterprise applications to be hosted in the cloud and to easily authenticate users with corporate credentials. …

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Compliance policies need to keep up with the cyber criminals. Regulatory demands on companies are growing which in turn drives audit. Compliance audit makes IT staff nervous. You always hear of an audit as a fire drill for the IT team. If you are a typical enterprise, you probably have a combination of AWS, office 365, google drive, active directory, SharePoint . More the IT sprawl across cloud, custom and enterprise application, the greater the risk profile for any IT audit as access control get difficult to administer and manage. …

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Digital transformation is not a flash cut. Many organizations continue to maintain on-premise infrastructure while utilizing one or more cloud providers. This adds a different level of complexity for any Identity Access Management solutions. Okta has emerged as the most viable alternate to Microsoft Azure for access management. It offers standard Identity Access Management services such as single sign on (SSO) and multi factor authentication (MFA). SecurEnds product has emerged as the leading complementary Identity Audit and Governance product to Okta.

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Workday provides an innovative SaaS platform for managing modern workforce. Many traditional companies with Workday continue to have a hybrid IT eco system with custom applications and cloud applications. These companies may be using manual provisioning and deprovisioning upon completion of an access review or role change or departure from the organization. The IT and Security department in these companies are looking for ways to achieve the perfect balance between compliance, security and productivity for provisioning, access reviews and deprovisioning.

SecurEnds IGA integrates with Workday to create best of breed onboarding and compliance solution:

  • Create an identity repository that acts…

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Companies are taking an “identity centric” view of IT controls and making investments to secure data and achieve compliance. However, not all investments are successful. Over the last few months, I have spoken with multiple industry leaders at conferences, interacted with prospects during demos and worked closely with customers during implementations. Every so often I get to hear about failures security leaders had with implementing governance projects in their career. While the list of reasons for a particular project failure can vary, I do see a recurring theme across most botched implementations.

Complexity & Cost: Today’s human or service identity…

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Companies across all industries and verticals are using ServiceNow for IT Service Management. SecurEnds CEM module with its native integration with ServiceNow allows organizations to do both User Access Reviews for SOX, HIPAA etc on ServiceNow and manage Joiner Mover Leaver/ access requests into ServiceNow. SecurEnds’ SaaS based identity governance product gives CISOs the visibility and control to support compliance and governance initiatives without breaking the bank. Where SecurEnds excels over other Identity Governance and Administration software for ServiceNow is in its ability to make single identity repository, connecting with any number of on-premise and cloud applications beyond just ServiceNow…

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Insufficient access removal for terminated employee leads to audit finding, and potential breaches. During the COVID-19 breakout many employees transitioned to work from home schedules. Many employees and contractors will carry on working from home even after the pandemic subsides. In this rapidly changing work dynamics, organizations of all sizes should examine their employee termination process. As soon as the decision to terminate an employee has been made, IT admin should receive a near real time notification. IT admins are typically responsible for securing data, managing access to resources and maintaining permissions and access rights policies across the assets. In…

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User access review process is an important control activity required to ensure that employees contractors partners have the correct rights and the permissions within different IT resources and data. This process is run periodically (quarterly or annually) to ensure compliance requirements are met. It also allows companies to undertake continuous improvement initiative where based on the access issues new controls are set up. In general, following steps are undertaken as a part of this process:

1) Collect a list of users, their roles, permission etc across all systems: This step is labor- and time-intensive process for many organizations as it…

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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) applies to all publicly traded companies in the United States as well as foreign companies that are either publicly traded in United States or do business in the United States. These companies complete yearly audits by hiring independent auditors to complete the SOX audits. Over the course of 2020, SecurEnds SaaS software helped multiple organizations shore up their Access Certification process to stay in compliance with Section 404 of SOX audits. We’ll like to share some of the challenges our customers were going through before they bought our product and how SecurEnds helped with their Access Certification .

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Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 or SOX came into existence with Enron debacle. SOX ensures integrity of financial transactions and reporting. Section 302 is about controlling financial information so it’s consistent and reliable. Section 404 is about having external auditors validate management’s self-assessment. More specifically, section 404 mandates that adequate internal controls are in place, regularly tested and documented for financial reporting and governance. SOX does not stipulate or prescribe how to achieve this .COBIT is a leading framework that organizations use to define SOX enforcement program.

So how can a software address the issues with SOX compliance? Businesses, big or…

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