We’re thrilled to share that IBM is known as a Chief in the latest Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration. IBM is acknowledged for its Skill to Execute and Completeness of Imaginative and prescient.
As a crew, we’ve been working arduous to ship on a roadmap of identification and entry administration capabilities that we consider clear up the most important challenges organizations are going through relating to managing identities in right this moment’s dispersed, hybrid cloud environments. In the end, our imaginative and prescient is to offer the appropriate constructing blocks for organizations to construct an “identification cloth” that integrates, augments and streamlines the myriad of disconnected and incompatible identification instruments organizations are utilizing right this moment.
Let’s dig into what this seems to be like in observe.
The challenges of managing identification throughout hybrid cloud
As cloud migration and digital transformation speed up, organizations are going through an enormous quantity of complexity relating to identification and entry administration (IAM). They’re more and more working throughout multi-cloud environments and instruments — every of which supplies their very own set of identification and entry administration (IAM) capabilities to handle. On the similar time, they’re additionally nonetheless counting on legacy programs and architectures, which regularly lack a number of the commonplace capabilities wanted for a contemporary IAM technique. In the end, these instruments are making a disconnected and sophisticated internet of identities to be managed, with no simple technique to combine or streamline between them. These identification silos disrupt strategic intentions of offering customers a constant and frictionless authentication expertise and enhancing identification safety.
Taking an “identification cloth” strategy may help organizations bridge the hole between legacy identification infrastructure and fashionable cloud-based IAM programs. An identification cloth goals to combine and improve current identification options somewhat than substitute them. The objective is to create a much less complicated atmosphere the place constant safety authentication flows and visibility might be enforced.
Offering the constructing blocks for identification cloth
Our technique with IBM Security Verify is to assist purchasers drastically simplify their identification technique – by offering them with the foundational constructing blocks to create an identity fabric. Particularly, we’re constructing versatile and modular identification options which might be designed to assist purchasers join their current IAM capabilities, bridge the hole between legacy and cloud-based options, and increase capabilities which might be lacking from inside these respective toolsets.
We’re constructing our identification instruments in a approach that helps remove identification silos and improves person expertise throughout all apps. This contains extending fashionable authentication mechanisms to legacy apps with no-code adjustments, enabling a constant person expertise throughout all purposes and enhancing safety posture with real-time behavioral and biometric risk-based authentication.
Gartner® recognition for Completeness of Imaginative and prescient and Skill to Execute
IBM was just lately talked about within the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration, the place IBM was named as a frontrunner on this area.
This 12 months’s report focuses on entry administration platforms that “embody an identification supplier (IdP) and set up, handle, and implement runtime entry controls to at the least cloud, fashionable standards-based internet and basic internet purposes.” Some highlights on the will need to have capabilities famous for this market are:
- A listing or identification repository for workforce or exterior customers that features identification synchronization companies
- Identification admin for built-in apps that features lifecycle and profile administration capabilities with assist for the System for Cross-Area Identification Administration
- SSO and session administration with assist for traditional identification protocols and APIs for accessing standards-based and legacy apps
- Person authentication (together with commodity MFA)
- Authorization enforcement (together with assist for contemporary authorization protocols, together with OAuth 2.0)
Elective capabilities assessed for the AM market included options like journey time orchestration, low/no-code interfaces for personalization and extensibility, passwordless authentication and identification menace detection and response.
In the end, we consider that the comprehensiveness and adaptability of our present capabilities, mixed will set IBM Safety Confirm as a really perfect associate for corporations seeking to simplify the inspiration of their identification administration technique. This basis has the potential to pave the best way for quicker and simpler identity-based menace detection and response (ITDR).
See beneath to obtain a complimentary copy of the complete Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration report for extra particulars on why Gartner® acknowledged IBM as a Chief.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Entry Administration, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Information, Nathan Harris, Robertson Pimental, November 16 2023.
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