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Merritt Maxim

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & 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 B.A. (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an M.B.A. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Merritt contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & 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 B.A. (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an M.B.A. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Identity And Access Management, Q4 2017

    Road Map: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    December 12, 2017 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) is critical to protecting customers from identify theft and privacy abuses, limiting the potential for and impact of a cyberattack, and streamlining numerous operational processes. To accelerate their IAM capabilities, security pros are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 14 technology categories that support IAM. Security pros should read this report to shape their firm's road map and investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017

    The Seven Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 17, 2017 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    In our 41-criteria evaluation of IDaaS providers, we identified the seven most significant ones — Centrify, Gemalto, Microsoft, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle, and Ping Identity — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale

    November 9, 2017 Michele Pelino, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Charlie Dai, Paul Miller, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Frank E. Gillett, Thomas Husson, Merritt Maxim

    Business stakeholders and CIOs across all vertical markets are planning and deploying IoT solutions to bridge the physical and digital worlds of their organizations to create new opportunities for growth. This report shares Forrester's 2018 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Cybersecurity

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    November 7, 2017 Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard, Merritt Maxim, Josh Zelonis, Joseph Blankenship, Heidi Shey

    In 2018, consumers and businesses will face challenges brought on by four primary forces: 1) rising tensions in international relations; 2) ubiquitous connectivity; 3) digital transformation initiatives; and 4) the increasing importance of the data economy. This report guides security and risk professionals through six predictions for 2018 that forecast what will happen as these forces collide. It also shows how S&R pros can mitigate the risks from the resulting economic, political, and societal changes to everything from our identities to our privacy and even our physical safety.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Understand The State Of Identity And Access Management: 2017 To 2018

    Benchmarks: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 24, 2017Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    This report provides spending and technology adoption benchmarks for security and risk (S&R) leaders responsible for developing an organizationwide identity and access management (IAM) strategy. This data-driven report outlines budgeting and spending, policies and tools in use, tech adoption plans, and other key IAM trends in enterprise organizations for 2017 to 2018. Understanding these trends helps S&R leaders assess their own IAM resource allocation to ensure investments are appropriate with other technology and business initiatives.

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