Organizations need to ensure they can classify unstructured data correctly and accordingly, track access to this data, while providing the business owners with control to act on any access risks or compliance violations.
As cloud migration projects are encountered, the fine line that an organization needs to navigate, is that of trying to reduce migration costs through reduction of expensive infrastructure and increase process efficiency, all while still managing business risk. One of the risks associated with a business migrating to the cloud, is the quality of user validity and data that needs to be synced into Azure Active Directory.
Customers can address that risk with the user lifecycle management features of Azure Active Directory Premium. Organizations with a Human Capital Management (HCM) system such as SAP, Workday, Oracle PeopleSoft or Oracle e-Business suite, can ensure that their users in Active Directory and other directories correspond with employees in their HCM system. When employees join an organization, accounts for them are automatically created in corporate systems, and furthermore, they can ensure that when employees leave, accounts are managed properly automatically disabled or removed from corporate systems.
Maintain high data quality
For customers who have additional systems which are not integrated with a directory service, or do not have an HCM system for their users, Omada data cleansing and mapping features can mitigate this risk, thus not only ensuring the quality of user information and data migrated to Azure Active Directory, but also ensuring that a high quality is maintained through a continuous governance process. Through Omada’s governance process, organizations can also create and implement complete end-to-end user and Identity lifecycle scenarios, scenarios such as when organizations are acquired or merged through business consolidation, thus minimizing the risk associated to application and business resource access, provisioning, and while ensuring segregation of duties requirements continue to be addressed.
Track data access
With the dynamic access to systems, organizations need to ensure that they can classify unstructured data correctly and accordingly, track access to this data, all whilst providing the business owners with a view and control to act on any access risks or compliance violations.
Through the linked Microsoft and Omada solution, an organization can provide their business owners and external identities with real-time access control, allowing for the implementation of continuous identity risk protection through conditional access, backed by a Cross-System Access Suspension workflow to disable a user’s access depending on the event severity. This dynamic approach will ensure that an organization is able to rely on the business implemented policies to allow them to comply to their relevant industry standards and compliance authorities, whilst still providing the correct access, to the correct user, at the correct time.