1 Introduction / Executive Summary
Digital transformation is usually described as a process or a journey that organizations go through to make better use of digital technologies in response to employee, customer, or citizen needs. It involves the strategic adoption and integration of digital technologies to enhance security, improve customer experiences, and drive innovation. While each organization's journey is unique, there are some common foundations that underpin successful ones.
If digital transformation is a response to the changing business landscape, digital identity has become the foundation of the digital economy. Digital identity plays a pivotal role in today's enterprises as it provides the flexibility and scalability needed for enterprises to adapt to evolving business needs. Moreover, it serves as the bridge that links customers to the services they utilize, connects business processes with external partners and suppliers, and enables the secure access of enterprise resources by authorized individuals.
Digital identity must sit at the center of your digital transformation efforts because it not only protects your people, processes, and assets, but it also allows your business to modernize. As a result, Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions must evolve to support all types of identities and their relationships and integrate the capabilities into one model for consistent delivery of identity services, across all areas. Managing these identities and managing access is essential to the success of digital transformation.
If implemented successfully, a modern IAM solution will not only increase the security posture of your organization but also deliver a convenient and frictionless user experience. However, the transition to a modern IAM solution will be smoother and more secure if the basic components of Zero Trust are implemented first. Zero Trust is not a product or even a technology - it is a concept, and it requires a major shift in many aspects of IT and even core business processes of an organization.
Zero Trust is not primarily about networks, but about identities, devices, systems, and applications. The Zero Trust paradigm focuses on eliminating implicit trust from IT architectures and enforcing strong identity verification and access controls for each user or device for each resource request. It helps you redesign your cybersecurity architecture to work consistently and holistically across multiple IT environments and systems - and thus implementing Zero Trust properly will affect multiple existing and new security controls within your organization.
TrustBuilder provides a flexible and user friendly IAM solution that caters to the needs of organizations seeking to implement a Zero Trust security model. TrustBuilder is based in Paris, France and Gent, Belgium and was founded in 2008. It is part of the inWebo Group, that offers a SaaS Multifactor authentication solution and a complete, end-to-end, low code, IAM platform. The IAM solution is targeted at B2B, B2C and B2E use-cases. With offices in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, TrustBuilder has a strong emphasis on prioritizing identity-centric policies for access management. It provides a full-service identity solution that includes onboarding, verification, authentication, and authorization capabilities.