Modern Security Systems – Better Utility, Easier To Use And Less Expensive
Security is an ever changing battle of wits between security professionals and the people who want to break into both personal and private systems, but it also often comes down to the personal habits of individuals.
Many people don’t safeguard all their networks with the same care; social networks and email accounts are examples of these. But once a person gets inside even the least important social media or email account, it could give them access to your other accounts; and after that the game is almost over.
Breaking into business systems occurs the in the same manner; easily accessed areas are targeted, and then getting deeper into the system is the next goal, one step at a time. Systems can be designed that are extremely secure, and some offer nearly full access to almost anyone who can get past the first layer of security.
With security, better systems will be more expensive and more difficult to run, but modern technology has allowed designers to address both of those issues using modern programming and high speed communication systems. This trend towards better equipment and systems has also been mirrored by the systems in the physical world. It is now possible to buy 8 channel digital recorders with hi-def cameras, and set the system up so that a business owner can view it anywhere.
Systems like this would cost tens of thousands of dollars only 15 – 20 years ago, but now can be bought over the internet and installed by any reasonably handy person.
Your businesses virtual security systems are the same; modern systems are much easier to administer without the constant need of technical support people because most of the hard work has been done on the back end. Computer security systems are more complicated than ever, but the interface which allows the so-called ‘normal’ person to operate these systems, whether they are installed in your systems or a cloud system, is a major advancement.
In any online security environment, the number one goal is to correctly identify the people who have access to the system. That is the first and one of the most important steps in any security system.
Both customers and staff need to be properly authenticated to maintain the security of the system as a whole; that is why many businesses implement a dedicated system that specializes in IdM, or Identity Management, systems.
One of the most complicated problems faced by Identity Management systems are the way different platforms communicate and integrate with each other; that is why multiple redundancy authentications, or Two-factor authentication across multiple platforms is so important. But many businesses also want the ease of an SSO system. SSO stands for Single Sign On, and allows the user access to multiple areas of the company systems. This is where a creative use of permissions and layers of secondary permissions can combine high security areas and give normal employees access to the features of the system they need to in order to operate efficiently.
Authorization systems operate across platforms, and can be integrated into your system in a variety of ways. You can find out more about this subject at www.secureauth.com.
For a secure IdM system across multiple platforms that is cost effective and easy to use, contact www.secureauth.com.