In an extended enterprise, where a business function is rarely, if ever, a self-contained workflow within the infrastructure confines of the company, cloud IAM plays an important role because it has the potential to: 1) support the rapid adoption of cloud apps; 2) reduce capital expenditures on IAM and the cost of staff to support it; 3) enable regulatory compliance as the enterprise extends its ecosystem; and 4) support advanced fraud detection capabilities.
Forrester defines cloud IAM as a dedicated software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that manages access rights for employee, contractor, business partner, and customer user populations; manages provisioning to the enterprise's on-premises, hosted, and SaaS business applications; and optionally works in conjunction with existing on-premises IAM solutions. We recently evaluated the six top cloud IAM solution providers: Covisint, Lighthouse Security Group, Okta, Simeio Solutions, Symplified, and Verizon.
In this session we review the landscape of cloud IAM features and benefits, the criteria we used to research, analyze, and score them, how they stacked up in our evaluation, and future cloud IAM directions.
- Today's Cloud IAM Market Reflects A High Degree of Specialization
- Both Identity Management And Access Management Play Key Roles
- Selection Criteria And Evaluated Vendors
- The Forrester Wave™ Evaluation: Who Leads? Who's A Contender?
Vendors Mentioned: Covisint, Lighthouse Security Group, Okta, Simeio Solutions, Symplified, and Verizon.