Fileserver Management Suite
Get to know the guiding principles of the Fileserver Management Suite
Learn more about these guiding principles of the Fileserver Management Suite:
Autocorrect of permissions
Self Service for Data Managers and End Users
Profile management for the representation of organization-related rights
Personnel and structural changes within an organization require regular adaptation of the permission situation in the various IT systems at the fine-grained level. Research, coordination and adaptation work tie up considerable resources for the decision by the data managers and the implementation in the operative area in order to grant, change or withdraw numerous user permissions.
As a basis for the assignment of new permissions, the scattergun approach is often used instead of the need-to-know principle:
Authorizations are assigned generously, e.g. at department level, or comparison users with similar tasks are used to roughly determine the new permission set. Individual authorizations of the comparison user are often taken over unintentionally during this procedure, or the possibility of assigning individual permissions is prevented organization-wide, which sometimes leads users to unconventional (mostly insecure) forms of data exchange.
Regular review of permissions by Reapproval
Your employees receive additional permissions every day – do you really need all of them?
According to the need-to-know principle, employees should only receive the access rights they really need. This procedure is often used when assigning rights, but the withdrawal of rights is regularly neglected. Thus the permissions of an employee increase with increasing company affiliation – whether these rights are still needed after years is open.
In order to prevent this uncontrolled growth in permissions, auditors recommend recertification or certification of permissions. Data managers should regularly review the existing legal situation. They are often not enthusiastic about such a task – after all, it means additional work and an examination of technical details or mountains of paper full of complex matrices.
For a successful recertification process it is therefore important to keep existing hurdles for the data managers as small as possible.
This is where the Fileserver Management Suite with the integrated Reapproval comes in. The intuitive operation via the browser, which enables an easily understandable and transparent permission management, is also used in this process.