We’re thrilled to share that IBM is called a Chief in the newest Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration. IBM is acknowledged for its Skill to Execute and Completeness of Imaginative and prescient.
As a staff, we’ve been working onerous to ship on a roadmap of identification and entry administration capabilities that we consider resolve the largest challenges organizations are dealing with on the subject of managing identities in at present’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 at present.
Let’s dig into what this appears to be like like in apply.
The challenges of managing identification throughout hybrid cloud
As cloud migration and digital transformation speed up, organizations are dealing with an enormous quantity of complexity on the subject of identification and entry administration (IAM). They’re more and more working throughout multi-cloud environments and instruments — every of which offers their very own set of identification and entry administration (IAM) capabilities to handle. On the similar time, they’re additionally nonetheless counting on legacy methods and architectures, which regularly lack a few of the commonplace capabilities wanted for a contemporary IAM technique. In the end, these instruments are making a disconnected and sophisticated net of identities to be managed, with no simple method 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” method may also help organizations bridge the hole between legacy identification infrastructure and fashionable cloud-based IAM methods. An identification cloth goals to combine and improve present identification options moderately than exchange them. The objective is to create a much less advanced setting the place constant safety authentication flows and visibility might be enforced.
Offering the constructing blocks for identification cloth
Our technique with IBM Safety Confirm is to assist shoppers drastically simplify their identification technique – by offering them with the foundational constructing blocks to create an identification cloth. Particularly, we’re constructing versatile and modular identification options which can be designed to assist shoppers join their present IAM capabilities, bridge the hole between legacy and cloud-based options, and increase capabilities which can be lacking from inside these respective toolsets.
We’re constructing our identification instruments in a means that helps remove identification silos and improves consumer expertise throughout all apps. This consists of extending fashionable authentication mechanisms to legacy apps with no-code adjustments, enabling a constant consumer 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 not too long ago talked about within the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration, the place IBM was named as a pacesetter on this house.
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 net and traditional net 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 providers
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 normal identification protocols and APIs for accessing standards-based and legacy apps
Consumer authentication (together with commodity MFA)
Authorization enforcement (together with assist for contemporary authorization protocols, together with OAuth 2.0)
Non-compulsory capabilities assessed for the AM market included options like journey time orchestration, low/no-code interfaces for personalisation and extensibility, passwordless authentication and identification menace detection and response.
In the end, we consider that the comprehensiveness and suppleness of our present capabilities, mixed will set IBM Safety Confirm as a super accomplice for corporations trying to simplify the inspiration of their identification administration technique. This basis has the potential to pave the best way for sooner and more practical identity-based menace detection and response (ITDR).
Be taught extra about how IBM Safety Confirm may also help you construct a modernized identification and entry administration technique: https://www.ibm.com/confirm
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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