Why securing access is crucial

For most organizations, it is critical to control access to computer and application resources to prevent disruptions of service, data tampering, or security breaches. For many organizations, it is also critical to monitor and report on user activity to ensure regulatory compliance with government or industry standards. However, managing who has access to sensitive data, core business services, and the computers and applications that perform vital functions is especially difficult in data centers that include a mix of virtual and physical computers running different operating systems and platform versions.