Identity & Access Management

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The Need

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right time, for the right reasons.

IAM Solutions address the ever-complicated matter of user identity life cycle management.  Organizations which work towards deploying IAM or IDM projects are expecting to address/achieve one or all of these business areas: operational efficiencies, compliance and risk management, detect and prevent fraud, and user convenience.

Enabling your Organization

A powerful and flexible enterprise identity management system must cover the areas of Provisioning and Workflow, Single-Sign-On, Password Management, Role Management and Web Access Management, and allow the organization to automatically manage users' access privileges within enterprise IT resources.  It must be characterized by a flexible architecture able to easily handle the most uncompromising and rigorous IT and business requirements, without requiring changes to existing infrastructure, policies or procedures. It should, furthermore, be designed from the ground up to manage user roles and access privileges across all of the organization’s resources, throughout the entire identity management lifecycle, from initial creation of access privileges to dynamically adapting to changes in business requirements. Moreover, it should be capable of incorporating necessary business changes at minimal cost, while avoiding business processes re-engineering and enforced customization.

Designing and deploying an effective IAM/IDM solution is an extremely complex task for any organization. Odyssey’s security specialists will assess your individual needs and recommend the solutions that best suit your needs. Our extensive experience coupled with our knowledge of integrating the best solutions based on your business objectives and security needs, provides you with a trusted technology partner.

The IAM/IDM projects’ extensive requirements for business process analysis, and often, process re-engineering, along with the special blend of business operations and IT involvement, classifies them among the most sensitive and important.  Our team of experts covering the whole People-Process-Technology spectrum of services, ensures that we can deliver this type of projects successfully, on-time and within budget. Based on our IAM/IDM implementation methodology, the solution takes a phased approach to designing, implementing and managing IAM/IDM.

Our consultants perform the business processes analysis during the first phase of the project.  The results are shared and agreed with the organization before proceeding to the technical deployment phase.

The deployment phase is a critical part of this implementation process and requires your active involvement.  Your input ensures that the parameterization applied, is in line with your processes and risk appetite and that it maximizes control without hindering productivity.  Going a step further, we customize reports generated by the system as these are required by the various organizational user roles, using the system e.g. CIO, Application Administrators, Internal and External Auditors.

Post deployment is the steady state phase during which the policies are tweaked so that the effectiveness of the system is optimized. Depending on your chosen level of involvement in the operational phase of the system, our team can continue to manage and revise it based on your feedback, risks and changing business requirements.

Doing it right: Our IAM/IDM Solutions’ Key Features and Benefits

Our IAM/IDM solutions are largely characterized by the following Key Features and Benefits:

Key Features


Role-based User Provisioning

Password Management

Self Service Request & Approval

Provisioning & Identity Administration


SSO & Fraud Prevention

Web Services Security

Access Management

LDAP Storage

Virtualized Identity Access

Directory Services


Fraud Prevention

Privacy Controls

Identity Governance

Compliance Gap Analysis Reporting

Multi-audience Reporting

Audit Reports



Remaining Secure – Support tailored to your needs

We very well understand that to remain effective, an IAM/IDM security deployment requires constant monitoring, fine-tuning, updating and maintenance.  These requirements may prove a burden your organization is not poised to undertake.  We have, therefore, structured our post-deployment services so that you may have the level of support you need, in order to achieve maximum return on your investment, with the least of worries.

Our suite of post-deployment services range from simple Maintenance and Support, to full-fledged Managed Security and Outsourcing Services.

This solution comprises part of the “Design & Implement” phase of our Information Security Continuum (D&I).