Identity and Access Management Design and Implementation

The foundation of your entire security stack

As organizations grow, so should their maturity in process execution and governance, ensuring that things remain under control when scaling. With risk management, this maturity typically has two distinct aspects: ensuring that foundational risk controls are highly reliable and, secondly, that the organization continually expands its control coverage to address more and more of its applicable risk space. While you may be considering deploying the latest and greatest in security technologies – to address the latest attacks detailed in the news – you shouldn’t forget the foundations.

Identity, and the resulting access control, is one of these foundational risk controls. If implemented poorly, it impacts all of the other controls, and its failure most often results in major, often organization-wide incidents. Identity theft, a most common attack against identity controls, can allow both insiders and outside attackers to impersonate highly sensitive users or devices, leading to quick and rich rewards for the attacker.

To control the risks of identity theft, identity management processes and technologies provide the needed assurance through a complex combination of technology, process, and lifecycle management. Identity management does not simply address the strength of user credentials, such as passwords, but also a wide range of related issues, such as:

  • Identity governance and compliance to ensure that the resulting architectures are influenced and managed by the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identity domains and their interconnection.
  • Internal and external identity federation architectures.
  • Identity lifecycle management processes and the user self-service aspects.
  • Privileged access management aspects to ensure that identity is managed appropriately for privileged, high-risk users, such as IT administrators.
  • Public and hybrid cloud identity architectures.
  • Using Identity-as-a-Service of public cloud/identity providers.
  • Identity stores and replication.
  • Authentication protocols, authentication factors, and credential stores.
  • Single Sign On (SSO) architectures and user experience.

Identity management architectures for enterprise environments

NIL’s identity management design and implementation services address both the process and technology aspects of identity management. We help you design and build identity management architectures and processes that will achieve the desired identity assurance and, therefore, create a foundation for your entire enterprise security stack.

When designing and building identity management architectures, NIL provides a customizable service bundle based on the following service components:

  • A deep analysis of your current risk, technology, and human environment in order to build a comprehensive customer requirements document (CRD).
  • High-level design/architecture blueprints covering the identity management aspects required by the CRD.
  • Comparison and selection of vendors and technology.
  • Optionally, low-level design and integration documentation reflecting the high-level architecture.
  • Implementation, integration, software development, and testing of low-level design features.

Your benefits


By choosing NIL, you will achieve the following:

Optimal security design, built on experience and best-practices

NIL has been providing blueprints and integrated security systems for more than 25 years, and we built on that expertise to provide you with the optimal solution.

Avoid vendor-lock in

Our services allow you to build a full spectrum of identity and access management aspects, and avoid long-term vendor lock-in.

Don’t worry about the technology

We are extremely flexible in terms of technology choice and integration options.

Keep the costs under control

Our vendor-agnostic approach enables us to provide you with optimal solution to your individual requirements, while staying within budget.