Today, companies are expected to ensure the information they work with is kept secure and in line with an ever increasing number of regulations. Here is why integrating your IT management across all systems is a good thing. This usually translates to password protection of the knowledge and information of the workers who need access to the data. As a company grows and increases the number of IT systems or services that it utilises in the normal business operations, the likelihood is that separate passwords and identities are required for each of these along with potentiality different policies governing each.
This increases the risk of data ending up in the wrong hands through security problems, the same password being used on different systems or users writing them down in an effort to remember. It also increases the burden placed on the IT support team as it inevitably leads to a higher number of password resets.
When choosing an IT system or service, check if it can be integrated with your existing security provider such as Microsoft Active Directory. This will allow a single username and password to be used for all the services reducing confusion and ensuring a single policy is enforced across your estate.
If you have legacy systems or services that you need to use but will not integrate with your authentication provider then consider single sign on services to maintain a relationship between your primary user account and the security credentials required.