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Modernize Your Higher Education Identity & Privileged Access Program



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Large University in California Modernizes Secure Access

"With Hitachi ID as our identity provider, we significantly improved our flexibility, efficiency, and governance. Our security strategy now matches our culture of innovation and excellence."

— Senior Manager, Identity and Access Management, University in California

Choosing the Right Vendor Can Be a Game Changer

Get practical tips for higher education on selecting & sequencing your identity & privileged access management and governance vendor.



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Choosing a Modern Access Management and Governance Solution for Higher Education

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Achieve Your Digitization or IT Strategy Goals with Hitachi ID

Secure Incremental Program Steps with One Platform

Where competing IT priorities and limited resources hang in a delicate balance, you have to invest where you’ll see the biggest impact. Digital identity, connecting students and staff to information that builds knowledge, is an opportunity for pivotal efficiency gains but also poses great risk. How do you build cohesive identity access and governance and privileged access management programs that increase your compliance and reduce your cybersecurity risk? How do you onboard and offboard thousands of identities in a matter of days at the start and end of semesters to let teaching and learning begin--but securely?

Simplify the identity and privileged access lifecycle, and a multitude of other unique higher education challenges, with the Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric. It provides a single platform for core identity access management and governance, user credentials management, privileged access management, and group management at a massive scale. It includes best-in-class  Federation, Single Sign-on (SSO), and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to ensure that the people and things requesting access to your data, apps, and infrastructure are who they say they are. The singular Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric enables your IT security team to turn services on as you need them to help you achieve your Digitization or IT Strategy goals more quickly. One platform eliminates the time, cost, and effort of implementing multiple products and integrating them together.

With more than twenty years of industry experience, Hitachi ID helps institutions modernize their identity and privileged access programs with achievable incremental steps that are the highest visibility, greatest impact, and give institutions the biggest bang for their buck. Hitachi ID's core automation features help your institution clean up your identity data as you implement, instead of making it a tedious project to complete before getting started, to help expedite your modernization journey and protect your institution. 


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Create Smarter Identity with One Platform

Across an explosion of devices, especially during the shift to distance learning, authentic identity and access is a cornerstone. Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric with its pattern for Higher Education protects student, staff, and affiliate identities independent of location. It allows appropriate access and facilitates secure privileged access to critical assets all in one platform of best-in-class products so you can focus on the best teaching and learning you can provide.

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Synchronize Seamless Identity Journeys

Ensure student, staff, and affiliate info is accurate and in sync through multiple systems of record. Hitachi ID eliminates manual processes with automation and replaces multiple identity, password and privileged access solutions with a holistic solution. Start small and grow big, as your needs evolve.

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Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

Our solution is purpose built. It automates processes, reduces complexity, and shortens on-premise, cloud and SaaS deployments to lower your total cost of ownership. Hitachi ID is unmatched in our ability to deploy industry leading solutions on-time and on-budget.

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Integrate through the Largest Ecosystem

Being a hub of various faculties, interoperability is critical. From student enrollment systems to legacy mainframes, laptop and desktop operating systems to IT Service Management systems– they need to work together with your identity and access solution out of the box. Hitachi ID offers the largest ecosystem with over a hundred connectors and is compatible with popular open-source components including Shibboleth, CAS, OpenLDAP, Grouper, and more. Hitachi ID includes 100+ connectors, including Active Directory and Azure AD; any LDAP; NIS/NIS+ and eDirectory, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Concur, ServiceNow, Workday, SAP, AWS, Box, Splunk, with REST and SOAP APIs available.

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Use Identity as a Campus Wide Strategic Asset

Get faculties and departments on a shared platform to reduce funding and organizational challenges. Hitachi ID will help you support campus wide adoption with early and frequent communication and training. From IT to the department levels, easier adoption reduces spend and produces noticeable efficiency gains all your staff will value.

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A Roadmap Built for Your Institution

Our partner, Identity Works, will work with your team of stakeholders to build a complementary roadmap with small, high-impact projects that will get you the best ROI. Plan how to modernize your identity governance and administration to get started achieving your digitization and cybersecurity goals.

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Why Your Higher Education IAM Zero Trust Goals Need Automation

Automation is an Essential Tool in Improving Governance and Cybersecurity for Colleges and Universities

Modern IAM Can Help Higher Education Achieve Zero Trust Whitepaper

In the world of higher education, the volume of overlapping, fluid identities, and data that colleges and universities have to manage and protect makes identity and access management (IAM) a constant burden. It also makes automation a clear priority for higher education IAM. So why aren’t institutions of higher learning lining up to automate these critical processes?

In many cases, concerns surrounding governance policies and the assumption that schools need to completely clean up their data before implementing automation stand in the way. Yet automated processes are the best tool to expedite the data processing needed to maintain the governance state schools are looking to achieve.

This is just one of the automation misconceptions discovered in the survey of more than 100 higher education leaders by Pulse and Hitachi ID. Automation is even more essential, as more and more organizations set their sites on Zero Trust. Understanding and overcoming common barriers and challenges is a critical step on the road to meeting Zero Trust standards as higher education continues to innovate its processes to achieve IAM success.


What is a Zero Trust Security Model?

Zero Trust is a security concept centered on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything and everything trying to connect to its systems before granting access.

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Automate IAM to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Complement Access Governance with Automation

As budgets continue to be in flux, and IT and security teams must reduce risk using fewer resources, automation - a key business enabler - is becoming paramount. This 2020 survey from Hitachi ID and Pulse of 100 Higher Education IT Executives uncovers the discrepancy between the IAM processes currently in place and what best practices truly are-especially when it comes to the benefits of IAM automation.

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Budgeting & Pricing Program

Hitachi ID can help you educate your stakeholder team, make practical budgeting decisions to draft your budget request and save with special education pricing or more affordable software-as-a-service plans.

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Case Studies & Resources

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Learn how one institution built a solutions-driven culture with modern identity access management.

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After 20 years and across two organizations, the University of California San Francisco modernized its identity strategy.

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Learn about how this university empowered its students and increased security with Hitachi ID solutions.

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Learn how the American Museum of Natural History reduced costs and improved security.

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C-Suite Survey Results

There's a gap between best practices & IAM processes at institutions in North America.

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