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AspisID and Tech Data join forces to enable SME customers in Europe to implement IAM as a Service

July 6th 2021 – Recently AspisID introduced Identycore, a professional IAM as a Service solution for SME companies (Small Medium Enterprises). As of today, Identycore is embraced by Tech Data, the world’s leading end-to-end technology distributor. The Security department of Tech Data will deliver Identycore to its Benelux, UK, Germany and French markets. All resellers in these European regions will offer this brand new IAM as a Service to its customers. In this way Tech Data kan keep their customers safe and secure.

 

IAM is crucial
Modern networks are today virtually perimeter less. Technologies such as IoT, BYOD, Cloud and XaaS, are seeing different types of users and devices collecting, processing, transmitting and storing organisational data from virtually anywhere.  A firewall simply isn’t enough. Instead, cybersecurity best practice recommends that the right people get access to the right resources at the right time to perform their job. The only way to do this and prove it, is by having Identity Management at the core of an organisation’s security strategy.

Identity management and access systems enable the organisation to manage employee privileges without logging into each app as an administrator. Importantly, identity and access management systems contain various identities, including people, software and hardware like robotics and IoT devices. Good IAM helps organisations meet legal and regulatory obligations whilst making the organisation less vulnerable to external and internal attacks.

 

Why AspisID
“AspisID has made a great name for themselves in Identity Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM)”, says Arthur Willems, vendor manager EMEA Next Generation Security Solutions from Tech Data.

“Implementing IAM requires specialist knowledge, tools and experience, like most things cybersecurity-related. With the service being delivered by AspisID, you don’t necessarily need to have these expensive resources and tools in-house. Instead, you manage the commercial element, and AspisID provides the technical aspect on your behalf.  Tech Data has chosen to partner with AspisID because of its deep technical expertise; they have 25 specialists serving 9 European countries. What’s more, their service is underpinned by One Identity technology, which we also happen to sell in our cybersecurity portfolio. And finally, AspisID has a great consultative approach, which we think you’ll appreciate in terms of helping you better serve your customers”, says Arthur.

 

Future proof
Identity management and access systems enable the organisation to manage employee privileges without logging into each app as an administrator. Importantly, identity and access management systems contain various identities, including people, software and hardware like robotics and IoT devices. Good IAM helps organisations meet legal and regulatory obligations whilst making the organisation less vulnerable to external and internal attacks.

The other thing to stress here is that cybersecurity done well is often a catalyst for innovation. Many organisations know their future depends on successful digital transformation. Often these projects stall or never get off the ground because of the cybersecurity risks that need to pick up first. When you get cybersecurity right, it creates a safe environment for organisations to experiment with new ways of working.

Industry analyst Gartner reported that organisations without an IAM solution would perversely spend 40% more on Identity and access management, than those organisations that have implemented an IAM solution well.

 

Why Tech Data
“Tech Data has one of the strongest networks to deliver a service like Identycore”, says Eelco Veltenaar, managing director of AspisID. “Their professional partner network helps us to make bigger steps in the European market. Having IAM as a Service is a smart way for organisations to get all the benefits of IAM, without hefty upfront investments and ongoing overheads.  With Tech Data, helping lower the barriers to entry around cybersecurity, we can offer competitive pricing to customers”.

For more information check identycore.com and techdata.com