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Merritt Maxim

VP, Research Director Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Merritt covers identity management and access management, including user provisioning, access governance, customer identity and access management (CIAM), identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), single sign-on (SSO), user directory infrastructure, and internet-of-things (IoT) security. His research builds on his 20 years of experience helping security leaders at global enterprises derive optimal business value from their identity and access management initiatives for employees, partners, and customers.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference and Cloud Identity Summit on identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Merritt managed product marketing for identity management and access governance at CA Technologies, where he was involved in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement. Previously, Merritt held product management and product marketing roles at Security Dynamics, RSA Security, Netegrity, Nuance, and OpenPages.

Education

Merritt holds a BA (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim

VP, Research Director Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Merritt covers identity management and access management, including user provisioning, access governance, customer identity and access management (CIAM), identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), single sign-on (SSO), user directory infrastructure, and internet-of-things (IoT) security. His research builds on his 20 years of experience helping security leaders at global enterprises derive optimal business value from their identity and access management initiatives for employees, partners, and customers.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference and Cloud Identity Summit on identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Merritt managed product marketing for identity management and access governance at CA Technologies, where he was involved in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement. Previously, Merritt held product management and product marketing roles at Security Dynamics, RSA Security, Netegrity, Nuance, and OpenPages.

Education

Merritt holds a BA (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service (IDaaS) For Enterprise, Q2 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 12, 2019 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    In our 37-criterion evaluation of providers of identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for enterprise, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Google, IBM, Idaptive, Microsoft, Okta, OneLogin, OpenText, Ping Identity, Secret Double Octopus, and Simeio Solutions — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends Shaping Identity Management And Governance, 2019

    Cloud Deployment Models, Machine Learning, And Access Risk Models Will Transform Deployments

    May 13, 2019Merritt Maxim

    For today's digital businesses, identity management and governance (IMG) involves more than just provisioning and enforcing employee access to corporate apps and data. Security pros must now govern and secure access across a hybrid application environment and myriad IoT devices for a variety of populations — employees, partners, and customers — all without hurting user experience. This report details the top trends shaping the IMG landscape in 2019 and provides guidance on how security pros should adapt to these changes.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: IAM Software Forecast, 2018 To 2023 (Global)

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    May 10, 2019 Jennifer Adams, Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Identity and access management (IAM) software tools help digital businesses provide access to employees, partners, and customers without sacrificing security or user experience. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth in the global IAM software and services market and explores web single sign on (SSO), identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), multifactor authentication (MFA), risk-based authentication (RBA), privileged identity management (PIM), identity management and governance (IMG), and consumer identity and access management (CIAM).

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Firm From Drones

    Security And Risk Pros Must Prepare Their Business For The Security, Privacy, And Compliance Risks of Drone Technology

    April 19, 2019Merritt Maxim, Salvatore Schiano

    Drones are no longer just airborne toys for amateur hobbyists. Organizations increasingly deploy drones in a wide range of applications, from agriculture, to maintenance and inspection, to law enforcement. But this increased use introduces new security and privacy challenges. Today's security and risk (S&R) leaders must understand both the applications and uses for drones and the corresponding threats and risks. This report reviews the implications of drone technology to help S&R pros prepare their organizations for this disruption.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2019

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    March 25, 2019 Paul McKay, Jeff Pollard, Jinan Budge, Joseph Blankenship, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Amy DeMartine, Claire O'Malley

    Each year, Forrester outlines the most important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions, consulting engagements, and dozens of primary research interviews with chief information security officers (CISOs), security vendors, and major security consultancies and service providers. CISOs: Leverage this report to guide your security program strategy and prioritize changes to security architecture and operations for the coming year.

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