IAM experience for all future topics
In the digital world, everything is connected. Are you searching for a truly forward-looking IAM solution that’s tailored to your company? Then you need more than just an IAM provider. You deserve a partner who masters all aspects of IAM and who puts the customer’s needs first, always. Someone who doesn’t just think of IAM integration in terms of interfaces, but who always has the technical result and relevant future issues in mind. This somewhat different view of continuous integration is a natural part of iC Consult’s corporate identity, along with many years of experience. So it’s only fitting that both are abbreviated “CI”.
With us by your side, the identity lifecycle becomes a success story – not a never-ending one
Identity Management controls the lifecycle of all identities. Employees and partners are provided with all their assigned authorizations so that they can perform their daily tasks with all applications. Regardless of whether employees are new to the company, change departments, or leave: We ensure that all employees have fast, secure, and up-to-date access, or have it withdrawn immediately.
Identity Access Governance regulates the status of authorizations, roles, segregation of duties, and re-certifications within a company. Which employee has which rights? In which role are they allowed to access which information? If not yet available, roles and functions must be modeled in order to meet legal requirements. We make sure that the assignment of authorizations takes into account all requirements of auditors and regulatory authorities.
Thanks to our expertise, our customers can implement the compliance guidelines in a test-safe way and significantly increase their data quality and workflow through continuous data cleansing. But orphaned accounts are not the only thing that often presents a high security risk – standard solutions do, too. That’s why iC Consult focuses on solutions that are industry-specific and vendor-independent, and prefers to write success stories in the interests of its customers.
Less integration effort, more experience, and protection for all applications
Access Management uses the digital identities and assigned authorizations to ensure that only authorized persons and entities have access to the constantly growing number of applications. Our services can help you reduce your integration costs and put security first.
But we keep a close eye on Federation , as well. For users, it is already state-of-the-art to interact in various networks. A typical user expects barrier-free movement between social networks, corporate applications, and cloud services – using only one account. Open protocols and modern authentication methods such as OAuth and Open ID Connect are worlds we are very familiar with. Our goal is to provide our customers with standardized and secure access to APIs, desktop, web, and mobile applications.
Our vendor-independent expertise and years of experience as a system integrator help us to integrate even globally distributed solutions efficiently, securely, and conveniently into centrally provided services. Our aim is to increase user satisfaction and, for example, use single sign-on (SSO) to avoid helpdesk costs that are often far too high.
We are the business driver of a groundbreaking customer data journey
Customer Data Management gives you a 360° view of your customers. You receive exact information about where a customer comes from, which devices they use, what they do on a website, and what they are interested in. We help you learn more about your customers. After all, digital identities are their digital ecosystem. In line with customer- and market-oriented CIAM, as well as legally compliant Consent Management, you can learn their wishes more precisely. These insights then can be used for a positive customer experience as well as for targeted marketing: cross-selling or up-selling.
Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) simplifies registration and authentication for your online visitors and customers, e.g. through social login and mobile login. With our help, you can give your end customers all the options they need to access your offer quickly and comprehensively. As safely as necessary and as easily as possible. It doesn’t matter which evolutionary stage your company is in: from password to data-based business driver. Whether still in single sign-on or already in integration and 360° view – we meet our customers where they are, proceed in a focused way, and see ourselves as the enabler of a future-oriented ecosystem in which Big Data, IoT, and Open API play the decisive role. This way, we help our customers achieve a faster time-to-market, highly efficient international rollouts, uncomplicated mergers & acquisitions, and rapid adaptation of new business ideas.
Consent Management regulates your customers’ consent to the collection, storage, and processing of their personal data. Now that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in place, your customers must be informed comprehensively and must consent to having their personal data processed. We know how to communicate this procedure clearly and how to present it in a modern way, which data is collected and how it is processed. We show you how you can use the legal requirements to your advantage and, as a transparent and caring company, further increase your customers’ trust in your services.
When it comes to API, we’d rather be a designer than only an admin
API management is more than just administration of APIs, it’s about shaping the publishing, optimization, and control of APIs within their own “ecosystem”. The aim is to make APIs available to other developers at defined terms and conditions, and thus develop common ideas for use.
Your own APIs make it possible to give third parties access to data or services while maintaining sovereignty over use of the data. This opens up interesting possibilities for new business models – for example, if the data is made available to third-party developers via an attached development platform. With API management and various analysis and reporting functions, companies that publish an API can view the entire lifecycle, gaining insights for further use or possible further developments. Enterprise decision-makers gain insight into how third-party applications are using their APIs, enabling them to respond to trends. Or they can ensure that the APIs meet developer requirements and remain in control.
iC Consult is your competent partner for establishing and deploying an API initiative. Whether you want to model a tailor-made API platform or already have a specific application in mind – we offer you competent advice including sustainable implementation and joint development of business models in API management. Our focus during implementation is always on a secure solution that does not pose a security risk to your company, despite the external provision of data.
Established standards such as OAuth 2.0 ensure that everything runs according to your wishes. Whether API, access protection, analysis, or documentation – everything comes together in one central place: your API management. No matter whether you want to operate your own solution or use an established cloud provider, we’ll help you with optimum integration into your corporate landscape. Our experience and our qualified employees provide an excellent basis for developing a company-specific solution. One that shows what’s possible in the promising area of API management: creating an API ecosystem, supporting new products and services, both within your own company and through external partners and developers. In other words, shaping business today and tomorrow while laying the foundation for new and disruptive business models.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Managing and driving tomorrow’s world, today
The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next quantum leap in technology. One that affects all areas of life. Everything networked with everything, not only in the Digital Factory. Cars and devices will interact even more independently in the future. Their APIs must be publicly available, but at the same time secure and personalized. We make sure that your “things” can become part of the Internet and that you have everything under control.
When managing devices in the IoT, however, you have to ask yourself somewhat different questions than with the “normal” identities. How selective and with what intelligence does the device act? Which processes are affected, and do they still have to be adapted? How are the different identities connected to each other – Identity Relationship Management is the keyword here. And the diversity of manufacturers, tasks, and standards makes it hard to find exactly the right solutions. As a vendor-independent system integrator, iC Consult is your ideal partner here. One who always finds the optimum solution, both in the world of IAM and in the world of IoT.
IAM as a Managed Service combines the best from all worlds
Identity as a Service is the simple, smart, integrated form of Identity and Access Management. Digitalizing existing business processes enables rapid time-to-market. IDaaS even makes it possible to implement international roll-outs or takeovers without a lot of effort. New business models can be efficiently developed and tested and, if successful, quickly implemented. If unsuccessful, there are no unnecessary costs due to long-term licenses.
Low implementation and operating costs are a decisive competitive advantage right from the start. Not only for start-ups, but also for global players, who want to be agile and active in new markets worldwide. But what about existing solutions? Classic software packages from leading vendors offer the necessary flexibility, but they cannot be adapted quickly enough. And cloud-based IDaaS offerings can be set up rapidly, but have limited functions.
With Service Layers we combine the strengths of both approaches without adopting their weaknesses. We start with best-of-breed products from the market leaders. . As experienced system integrators, we enhance these products by implementing all infrastructure requirements and configuration artifacts in the platform code (Infrastructure as Code and Configuration as Code, respectively). The result is a 100% automated IAM solution that lets you completely map your own requirements and quickly make them available as Identity as a Service, thus supporting your DevOps teams in the best possible way. Either locally in your own data center, or globally with your preferred cloud provider. Even China and Russia are no longer left out – dedicated locations help us supply all your target groups, worldwide, with our IAM Managed Service.
When it comes to security, we consider the big picture down to the smallest detail
Anyone wanting to implement and operate IAM securely needs profound knowledge of general IT security as well as very specific industry expertise. And since a system is only as secure as its weakest link, we make certain that our IAM Excellence also extends the surrounding disciplines. Vendor-independent competence and many years of experience as a system integrator allow us to integrate even globally distributed solutions into centrally provided services – efficiently, securely, and conveniently.
Cryptography and encryption are the key to all-round secure solutions. The trend towards agile work and cloudification – from hosting in the cloud to zero-trust – constantly presents new challenges to IT security. Targeted use of cryptographic techniques, public key infrastructures, as well as secure storage and transmission of passwords and personal data are all essential, of course. To find the best possible solution for our customers, our competence in cryptography ranges from architecture consulting to implementation and integration. This holistic approach, as well as over 20 years’ experience in IAM with certified security, makes iC Consult a skilled and knowledgeable partner for all IT security aspects of IAM.