Our goal is to design and implement sustainable, consistent and effective process and governance models to support organisations’ Identity requirements.

With so many acronyms at play in this area – IDM, ILM, IAM… – it can be hard to keep them all straight.

Put simply, Identity Management (IDM) – also sometimes referred to as Identity Access Management (IAM) – is the discipline that “enables authorised individuals to access resources for legitimate reasons”.

It covers issues such as how users gain an identity, the protection of that identity and the technologies supporting that protection (e.g., network protocols, digital certificates, passwords, etc.).

Identity Lifecycle Management (ILM) refers to a collection of technologies and processes used in creating, managing, coordinating and restricting the identification, access and governance of identities for access to business tools and information.

ILM is very closely associated with Identity Management (IDM) and Identity and Access Management (IAM).

We help organisations to achieve

  • Lowered Risk (and awareness of Risk position)
  • Enhanced system security
  • Increased compliance through automation and controls standardisation
  • Organisational efficiency gains, through centralisation of processes and automation
  • Improved and more efficient processes (cost save, cost avoidance)
  • Increased user satisfaction (faster, easier, self-service, mobility)
  • Reduced licensing costs (Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle, SAP etc)
  • Enhanced transparency

We see 10 core Building Blocks which underpin an organisation’s Risk Management. When they operate effectively they act as enablers for enhanced compliance, improved speed and agility, providing greater user empowerment, and promoting both awareness and ownership of Risk.

Secure your digital identity

Winterhawk can also help you with evaluating solutions; we’ve run multiple RFP’s for organisations, helping to deploy a range of products. Some of the current market leading solutions are Oracle IDM, Hitachi ID, Microsoft, OKTA, Dell RSA, SailPoint and SAP IDM.

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Let’s talk all things Identity. Drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.