An Introduction to Commercial Identity and Access Management Solutions

An Introduction to Commercial Identity and Access Management Solutions

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4828-7.ch006

Abstract

This chapter exhibits an objective third party evaluation on a number of commercially available IAM solutions, including Microsoft Identity Manager & Microsoft Azure Active Directory, IBM Security Identity Manager and Cloud Identity Service, Okta, Centrify, Ping Identity, Oracle Identity and Access Management, and Salesforce.com. A summary of the functionalities and capabilities exhibited by those commercially available IAM solutions will be presented in this chapter to assist the readers in selecting and evaluating contemporary IAM systems for both the Cloud and on-premises environments.
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A Summary Of Present Iam Landscape

The Gartner 2016 Report on Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide (Kreizman & Wynne, 2016) has named 14 vendors, amongst them Microsoft, Okta and Centrify are listed in the Leaders Quadrant while IBM, Salesforce, SalePoint, OneLogin, PingIdentity, Covisint, and EMC(RSA) being classified in the Visionaries Quadrant. The report estimates that by 2020, 40% of new IAM purchases will use the IDaaS delivery model — up from less than 20% in 2016.

A summary of the vendors surveyed by Gartner is listed in Table 1.

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