Role-Based Access Control Offers Cost Savings (July 2002)

July, 2002


Access control is required within networks to manage the privileges, applications, and operations of legitimate users and to protect the integrity of information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been investigating methods for improving access control of large networks since the early 1990s. Results of that research point toward ways in which network access can be more effectively and economically run.