White Paper

FISMA Compliance through Centralized Identity & Access Management Leveraging Microsoft Active Directory

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) lays out a comprehensive set of security requirements for federal IT managers. While FISMA compliance is a complex process, its core IAM requirements come down to common sense and well established principles that can be addressed through a strategy of centralized management, policy enforcement and continuous monitoring.

Download this white paper to use as a guide to addressing FISMA requirements across Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac systems, with an emphasis on:

  • Identity and access management issues, using the guidance provided by NIST Special Publication 800-53
  • Requirements related to continuous monitoring of IT security controls as detailed in NIST Special Publication 800-137
  • Extending Active Directory for cross-platform identity, access and privilege management and continuous monitoring of systems
  • Addressing all FISMA requirements in a robust, cost-effective manner