Are you encountering frequent bottlenecks due to compliance and regulatory guidelines in your business? Piqued by the fragile Identity and Access Management solutions? It’s high time to break the fence, build a dynamic solution, and modernize your legacy IAM!
When the recent global health crisis showed us how businesses can transform rapidly by moving to the cloud, it also revealed a pile of massive challenges and demonstrated the magnifying gaps that could put the entire business at stake. Today, when organizations are trying to grow and evolve, we are also witnessing the flip side of it how the legacy IAM solutions are holding them back and hampering their growth.
Without any scalability or reliability, enterprises are on the verge of calling it off as they no longer tend to continue with the brittle legacy IAM solution. With an end-to-end digital transformation, enterprises ought to abandon traditional solutions as they neither contribute to the overall business growth nor are they the cut for modern-day solutions anymore. The entire team is primarily focused on fixing the bugs rather than working on the core business.
The obstacles with legacy systems and solutions could be numerous but here are some of the major snags that will force you to relook at your existing traditional IAM solution.
Today’s businesses demand numerous applications with a plethora of endpoints and the legacy IAM solution doesn’t support nor hold the bandwidth to provide access to countless applications. Not to mention, integrating the applications and leveraging their features goes out of scope most of the time as these legacy solutions were built for slow-growing businesses. This creates a large shadow IT as the applications and data get imported before it is secured or even approved.
When you have a legacy system, you tend to assess, build, develop, integrate, and test the process multiple times, and it’s obvious that they mount up costs and increase resource consumption. They drain your business and make it more of a cost center rather than a growth engine. Thus, analyzing the security impact of all the data and applications is impossible with traditional IAM solutions.
With legacy IAM solutions, it’s difficult to bridge the gap between on-prem and cloud as these systems were not built for hybrid IT. They limit the deployment and thus delay the time for business initiatives. You will have no option but to depend on custom coding options for OOTB integrations and to establish identity standards.
Since legacy systems are prone to costly downtime, they end up reducing productivity too. The patching and remedial work are too complicated and upgrading these systems with the latest tech stack are very risky. You’d either have a troubling experience or your system gets vulnerable to attacks and threats. The lack of compatibility with modern-day technologies and the lack of open standards make it even more difficult to use.
When you have a slew of applications moving to the cloud and Bring Your Device BYOD practice, the traffic you’d get for the access would be too high, and On-prem legacy solutions slow down the network traffic as they cannot take the load all at once. Allowing employees to access the network with a single credential using SSO could also be disastrous when it comes to security.
The IAM and Cyber security solutions you use, must accelerate the growth of your business, and not hinder it in any way. With legacy systems, you’ll sooner get the End-of-Life announcements from the solution vendors. But instead of panicking, you can consider this as an opportunity for modernizing your security landscape.
Along with this, training the newbies and getting them acquainted with the traditional systems is a laborious and uphill task.
When legacy on-prem solution provides you with security options with SSO, VPN, or WAM, they only secure the network perimeter and may restrain your organization to make optimal use of the cloud services. However, with the Identity as a Service (IDaaS) cloud-based solution, you can not only protect your network perimeter but also extend the security and guard your on-prem and public cloud apps.
The difference between the legacy identity and the modern identity solution is massive and they impact your business enormously. You’d not realize what difference it makes to your growth and revenue until you make the move.
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