Most companies (90 percent) agree that identity and access management (IAM) is important to their company's digital transformation success.
New research from Ping Identity found that enterprises are behind when it comes to securing their partner networks and standards adoption. Survey respondents included 200 IT decision makers from the UK, US, France and Germany.
Eighty-four percent of respondents' senior leadership teams think IAM is critical to the adoption of cloud, and 89 percent agree it is critical to mobility initiatives. Meanwhile, 81 percent of enterprises indicated that IAM is an important enabler of IoT initiatives.
Enterprises are starting to standardise on IAM technologies including multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO) and access security. SSO is the most widely deployed customer-facing IAM application, used by 92 percent of enterprises. MFA is used by 80 percent of enterprises to provide stronger security by authenticating users through multiple credentials beyond a username and password alone.
Almost all enterprises (90 percent) use secure web, mobile and API management to provide a secure and consistent user experience.
“IT leaders can clearly articulate how critical SSO, MFA and secure access management are to succeeding in the digital economy, yet lagging adoption of key identity standards and IAM technology for partner networks poses a major threat to keeping enterprise data secure,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity.