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 Capacity to Execute and Completeness of Imaginative and prescient.
As a workforce, we’ve been working laborious to ship on a roadmap of id and entry administration capabilities that we consider resolve the most important challenges organizations are going through in terms of managing identities in as we speak’s dispersed, hybrid cloud environments. Finally, our imaginative and prescient is to supply the appropriate constructing blocks for organizations to construct an “id material” that integrates, augments and streamlines the myriad of disconnected and incompatible id instruments organizations are utilizing as we speak.
Let’s dig into what this seems like in apply.
The challenges of managing id throughout hybrid cloud
As cloud migration and digital transformation speed up, organizations are going through an enormous quantity of complexity in terms of id and entry administration (IAM). They’re more and more working throughout multi-cloud environments and instruments — every of which gives their very own set of id 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 few of the customary capabilities wanted for a contemporary IAM technique. Finally, these instruments are making a disconnected and sophisticated net of identities to be managed, with no simple solution to combine or streamline between them. These id silos disrupt strategic intentions of offering customers a constant and frictionless authentication expertise and bettering id safety.
Taking an “id material” strategy may also help organizations bridge the hole between legacy id infrastructure and fashionable cloud-based IAM programs. An id material goals to combine and improve present id options moderately than exchange them. The objective is to create a much less advanced setting the place constant safety authentication flows and visibility may be enforced.
Offering the constructing blocks for id material
Our technique with IBM Security Verify is to assist shoppers drastically simplify their id technique – by offering them with the foundational constructing blocks to create an identity fabric. Particularly, we’re constructing versatile and modular id options which are designed to assist shoppers join their present IAM capabilities, bridge the hole between legacy and cloud-based options, and increase capabilities which are lacking from inside these respective toolsets.
We’re constructing our id instruments in a approach that helps remove id silos and improves consumer expertise throughout all apps. This consists of extending fashionable authentication mechanisms to legacy apps with no-code modifications, enabling a constant consumer expertise throughout all functions and bettering safety posture with real-time behavioral and biometric risk-based authentication.
Gartner® recognition for Completeness of Imaginative and prescient and Capacity to Execute
IBM was lately talked about within the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Entry Administration, the place IBM was named as a pacesetter on this area.
This yr’s report focuses on entry administration platforms that “embody an id supplier (IdP) and set up, handle, and implement runtime entry controls to no less than cloud, fashionable standards-based net and basic net functions.” Some highlights on the should have capabilities famous for this market are:
- A listing or id repository for workforce or exterior customers that features id 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 id 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)
Optionally available capabilities assessed for the AM market included options like journey time orchestration, low/no-code interfaces for personalisation and extensibility, passwordless authentication and id risk detection and response.
Finally, we consider that the comprehensiveness and suppleness of our present capabilities, mixed will set IBM Safety Confirm as a great companion for corporations seeking to simplify the inspiration of their id administration technique. This basis has the potential to pave the way in which for sooner and simpler identity-based risk detection and response (ITDR).
See under 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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