Chapter 9

Enabling Business Through Cloud-Based IAM

Ertem Osmanoglu

Businesses of all sizes and types are increasingly not only experimenting with cloud services but also using it in production deployments for business critical functions. Some of these organizations even use cloud services to store and process their most sensitive business data. In this chapter, we will discuss the influence of cloud computing on IAM. We will examine the use of cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solutions to enable business performance through risk and cost reduction and lowering the burden on IT and security operations teams. We will then discuss how IAM can benefit from cloud computing, the IAM services that are being provided today, and what ...

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