Autonomous Identity: ForgeRock Ushers in a New Era of AI-Driven Identity

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Autonomous Identity: ForgeRock Ushers in a New Era of AI-Driven Identity

ForgeRock, a global digital identity leader, has announced ForgeRock Autonomous Identity, which is designed to help enterprises reduce risk and more efficiently manage workforce access. The company’s AI-driven approach to identity governance and administration (IGA) offers new capabilities to help teams heighten security by avoiding excessive access permissions and eliminating orphaned user accounts – both prime targets for external attackers and insider threats.

Enterprises have long tried to use role-based access control (RBAC) to simplify the process of managing workforce access permissions. However the effectiveness of this approach erodes over time because traditional IGA and RBAC processes lead to over-provisioning of access permissions — giving access to people who don’t need it, resulting in an increased attack surface. Organizations have traditionally managed access using manual, labor-intensive processes that can no longer scale to meet today’s dynamic security requirements.
According to a new report by Gartner, the firm advises that

The process of updating IGA policies and roles should be automated using machine learning (ML) and advanced analytics, so that it leverages additional inputs, such as actual usage, to mitigate over-entitlement and role proliferation.

The modern IGA solution now leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to reduce enterprise risk by discovering role-based access patterns across the entire organization and recommending optimized role structures. These specific role recommendations help ensure that users have the level of access they need while increasing the organization’s security posture. This enables organizations to customize their own risk criteria without the need for frequent and laborious data analysis.

ForgeRock Autonomous Identity has always been about helping IT and security teams work smarter,

said Peter Barker, Chief Product Officer at ForgeRock.

With this new release of Autonomous Identity, we’re introducing new role management capabilities that tackle tedious, manual access and governance processes using AI and ML to more quickly identify and eliminate risky access across the entire enterprise. These new features provide an even more powerful way to give companies control of their data and also organize that data with optimized roles to more efficiently manage and govern access.

Author: Tim Cole
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