Sean   Ryan

Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sean contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Sean covers identity management, including user provisioning, access governance, privileged identity management, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for enterprise, and user directory infrastructure. His research builds on his 12 years of prior experience in market research and competitive intelligence across the security software, application development, and infrastructure management domains.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Sean led the market intelligence function within corporate strategy at CA Technologies, where he supported the executive leadership team and was instrumental in strategic planning, market selection, organic/inorganic investment decisions, and competitive analysis. Previously, Sean was a research analyst at IDC, where he advised clients on mobile enterprise software.

Education

Sean earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sean contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Sean covers identity management, including user provisioning, access governance, privileged identity management, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for enterprise, and user directory infrastructure. His research builds on his 12 years of prior experience in market research and competitive intelligence across the security software, application development, and infrastructure management domains.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Sean led the market intelligence function within corporate strategy at CA Technologies, where he supported the executive leadership team and was instrumental in strategic planning, market selection, organic/inorganic investment decisions, and competitive analysis. Previously, Sean was a research analyst at IDC, where he advised clients on mobile enterprise software.

Education

Sean earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Sean Ryan's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Identity And Access Management, Q4 2019

    Seventeen Technology Categories Underpin The IAM Market

    November 14, 2019 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    Identity and access management (IAM) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in IAM, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 17 technology categories that support IAM. Security and risk managers should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Making The Business Case For Identity And Access Management

    Business Case: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 7, 2019 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    Security and risk (S&R) executives responsible for identity and access management (IAM) must manage users' access to sensitive applications and data without inhibiting business agility, compromising the digital experience for either employees or customers, or violating compliance requirements — and they need to do so as cost effectively as possible. This report and the accompanying tool help S&R pros quantify the costs and benefits for various approaches to IAM to determine which one provides the best ROI. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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