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Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Identity and access management (IAM) is a blanket term for the tools, processes, and policies designed to verify user identities and allow access to tools and information while restricting unauthorized access. IAM includes two related activities: authentication (verifying user identity) and authorization (giving authenticated users access to resources). IAM platforms use techniques such as single sign-on (SSO), which allows users to provide the same set of login credentials to multiple websites or applications, and multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires users to verify their identity using more than one method of verification.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Identity and Access Management (IAM)

With SMBs using many different platforms and resources, IAM solutions help guarantee that the right users always have access to the right things at the right time.

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