Identity and access management service solution launched by SailPoint

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SailPoint has launched a cloud-based version of its identity and access management (IAM) solution.

SailPoint has launched a cloud-based version of its identity and access management (IAM) solution.


According to the company, its IAM-as-a-service IdentityNow offers privileged management, single sign-on and provisioning in a SaaS environment and it allows enterprises to roll out IAM services within a matter of days.


SailPoint president and co-founder Kevin Cunningham said that rather than a hosted or on-premise solution, this offers a solution to multiple identities being used across resources and applications, which is presenting a whole new challenge for businesses.


He said: “The only way to manage access to your environment is to have an effective IAM strategy. On-premise and SaaS applications have historically been a lag for solutions. This is in the cloud so our people never see the data unencrypted and it is never exposed in the clear to anyone in development operations.


“It is an educational issue for us as security comes from education and there are privacy concerns where the data centre comes in, but we have interfaces for legacy systems. Technology can overcome this as there are components to overcome this and where technology has been a lag, but we believe this will help overcome fears.


“Imagine access to SaaS applications to enable to access to any application from a mobile device. IdentityNow is not about hosting, it is a native SaaS application and the features and user interface is similar to what we already offer.”


The company claim that IdentityNow meets the most stringent security, availability, scalability and performance requirements as well as end-to-end data security, strong encryption and secure and firewall-friendly integration to on-premises applications. The company has completed a rigorous SSAE16 SOC 1 audit.


It includes default policies, solution templates and setup wizards, while for future users SailPoint provides a “Cloud On-Ramp” program that gives customers the flexibility to migrate from IdentityIQ to IdentityNow with minimal business disruption.


Cunningham said: “Customers have been under-served by the Identity-as-a-Service products available in the market because they do not meet the full scope of requirements for enterprise-grade IAM. We spent two years designing and building IdentityNow with the specific needs of our enterprise customers in mind.”


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