Experience has shown that even the largest, most mature, progressive companies may struggle with the deployment of an identity management solution. The reasons for this are often that such an undertaking has a far-reaching impact, both on business and on technology, which is often not understood and anticipated. Our experience has shown that successful identity management implementations share the following key success factors:
The success of an identity management solution depends more on the care taken during the planning phases than on the technical implementation itself. To ensure these key success factors are realised, Deloitte developed its renowned i-MAAP methodology, Identity - Management, Authentication, Authorisation and Protection.
Deloitte started developing its i-MAAP methodology in 1997, long before most software vendors started developing related applications. Thanks to Deloitte’s business perspective, sound technological awareness, and availability of security experts, this methodology became a practical implementation aid rather than an abstract and sterile piece of work.
Deloitte's i-MAAP methodology is completely vendor, product and technology independent. This is proven by the fact that Deloitte has implemented different products, helped by the i-MAAP methodology. The i-MAAP methodology has been successfully adopted in numerous engagements for both industry and the public sector. It is designed to support any or all of the four phases of our security services: Assess, Architect, Align, Attest.