At the most basic level, identity management involves defining what users can do on the network with specific devices and under what circumstances. It involves providing the right identity and governance.
Today, many security products emphasise on managing mobile
access to corporate systems. In an enterprise environment, identity
management is used to increase security and productivity, while
decreasing cost and redundant effort.
Identity Management (IDM) is a broad administrative area that deals
with identifying individuals in a system and controlling their
access to resources within that system.
IDM also improves user experience to control their identities and enables
simplified sign-on. It increases internal controls, enhances
governance regulatory compliance, security
and provides centralized audit
trails of security events.