Dr. Ludwig Fuchs, Managing Director & CEO
Setting up and managing a risk-free identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure is becoming increasingly important to businesses. With an IAM framework in place, IT managers can manage digital identities, and the user accesses to streamline tasks, such as view, create, or modify files through role-based and attribute-based access control. Nevertheless, while the available IAM solutions help industries in assigning access privileges, they often fail to help businesses in maintaining an entitlement catalogue with standard processes for correct master data maintenance, management of responsibilities, and re-certifications. Hence, these solutions make access management more complicated than it usually is, especially for large industries where employees often change departments or their roles, increasing the number of unused privileges that can lead to data breaches or compliance violations.
Attending to tackle the issues, Dr. Ludwig Fuchs, managing director and CEO of NEXIS GmbH, believes his company is the “friend in need” for businesses struggling with analysis and governance of the user accesses. “Instead of offering a black box IAM solution, we are interested in discussing entitlement issues with businesses and addressing the mechanism behind a successful IAM infrastructure,” says Fuchs. Quite true to Fuchs’ words, NEXIS has developed an on-premise as well as cloud-based data analytics platform—NEXIS Controle—with the best and most intuitive interface for accessing a company’s identity warehouse.
Discussing further the problems faced by companies, Fuchs notes that previously data analysts of an organization had to go through the laborious methods of extracting large data sets from databases to understand, and then assign or re-model access rights to an individual. Instead of manually and tediously checking all the access rights, NEXIS Controle’s intelligent, configurable rule engine and algorithms constantly measure privilege compliance with clients’ security policies, allowing for quick and risk-based resolution of all critical violations. Besides, while most IAM solutions provide users with a complex set of lists and tables for role modelling, Nexis Controle offers streamlined role maintenance with visual role modelling.
Instead of offering a black box IAM solution, we are interested in discussing entitlement issues with businesses and addressing the mechanism behind a successful IAM infrastructure
Its intelligent role modelling algorithm works continuously in the background to suggest the best role candidates based on clients’ business needs. NEXIS Controle also generates data visualizations and reports that provide a 360-degree view of enterprise entitlements, roles, and identities, which can be perfectly evaluated by IT or specialist departments.
“What makes our platform more adaptable among companies is its easy-to-integrate SaaS model, which can be embedded into a clients’ IT landscape seamlessly,” says Fuchs. Clients can either integrate the solution to their existing IAM system or run it as a standalone solution in their enterprise. Once integrated, NEXIS Controle automatically provides its users with an assessment of their current entitlements along with existing risks and the benefits of role-based entitlement management. And although NEXIS Controle already provides many risk indicators, clients can always implement their own permissions and identity policies.
To further augment a client’s IAM experience, NEXIS leverages its 10+ years of experience in IAM to offer several consultation services. “These robust services are one of the critical factors why we have emerged as the leading choice of partner in identity analytics, entitlements, and roles,” asserts Fuchs. To this day, the company has successfully supported a variety of projects in a wide range of industries and sizes—from small modelling projects with just a few hundred users to the introduction and revision of business roles for tens of thousands of large enterprise employees.
Treading forward, NEXIS is aiming to be the technology leader of IAM analytics and governance, globally. In a bid to be the trailblazer and extend the functionality of the platform for improving roles and entitlements management, the company is combining its customer experiences with in-depth market and academic research. Proud of his company’s achievement, Fuchs says, “Based on the latest scientific findings, we want to improve our solution every day and meet the changing needs of our clients.”