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The Internet of Things and IAM

  • Unique identity of things
  • Improved security
  • Experience and expertise in IDM
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The Internet of Things and identity management Identity and authorisation management, including for devices

It makes sense to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a way similar to how employee identities are managed in and with an IDM system. From a purely technical perspective, there are many similarities between people and devices and many of the workflows are similar, even identical. Unfortunately, on closer inspection it is not that easy to put into practice.

Challanges

On the surface, just managing devices in IoT is very similar to managing "normal" identities, but it is only when it comes to managing permissions that the differences between humans and devices become evident. Questions arise relatively quickly:

  • How selectively does the device operate?
  • How much intelligence can I assume the device has?
  • Which processes are affected?
  • Are there processes that need to be adapted?

Your Chances

If there are many devices from possibly different manufacturers in the portfolio that serve different tasks, the idea of central administration via an IDM tool becomes more attractive, despite higher expenditure. Especially with a large, heterogeneous number of smart devices, a procedure with tool support reduces the administrative effort while simultaneously increasing company security.

Use

Already standardised IDM workflows, such as "entry" or "exit" in a company, can be reused for devices with minimal changes. Devices are recorded, given a unique identity and a responsible body.

Our Services

It is possible to implement the idea of managing IoT devices with an IDM system. However, it requires a strong partner who is well versed in identity and access management in addition to the world of IoT. Missing standards must be created based on experience and expertise. This is the only way to find the best solution for the respective application and to formulate a suitable definition of IoT.

Publications on the subject (IoT)

Used Solutions

We use high-performance products from leading providers for our IAM solutions.

Penelope Baio - Sales Manager Switzerland
Penelope Baio
Sales Manager Switzerland


+41 78 208 81 41

Platzhalter-Person - Placeholder Expert
Platzhalter-Person
Placeholder Expert


081 750 67 83

Otto Mustermeier
IAM Advanced DE


Hanna Mustermüller
IAM Advisory DE


Mike Elfner - Head of Business Consulting Germany
Mike Elfner
Head of Business Consulting Germany


+41 79 203 26 77

Martin Muster
Placeholder


+41 123 45 67

Arne Vodegel - Service Manager Germany
Arne Vodegel
Service Manager Germany


+49 170 908 04 32

Jan Johannsen - Sales Manager Germany
Jan Johannsen
Sales Manager Germany


+49 170 90 80 876

Achim Stolz - Senior Business Consultant
Achim Stolz
Senior Business Consultant


+41 79 954 90 03

Frank Pevestorf - Senior IAM Consultant
Frank Pevestorf
Senior IAM Consultant


+49 175 724 58 98

Joachim Bacoyannis - Business Development Manager
Joachim Bacoyannis
Business Development Manager


+41 79 836 10 95

Marcel Weber - Sales Manager Österreich
Marcel Weber
Sales Manager Österreich


+41 79 907 84 47

Markus Blaha - Sales Manager Austria
Markus Blaha
Sales Manager Austria


+43 676 734 23 00

Christian Rückert - Sales Manager Germany
Christian Rückert
Sales Manager Germany


+49 170 908 0353

Joachim Bacoyannis - Business Development
Joachim Bacoyannis
Business Development


+41 79 836 10 95