Identity-as-a-Service Crosses the Chasm

Last week Gartner released its “Top 10 Security Predictions” for 2016, and what caught my eye was prediction #6 that said “By 2019, 40% of IDaaS implementations will replace on-premises IAM implementations, up from 10% today.” This is an interesting prediction, because it has been a common perception that Identity-as-a-Service (“IDaaS”) deployments have historically attached to net new infrastructure and apps within organizations (e.g. enabling single sign-on, MFA, and provisioning for relatively new deployments of SaaS apps such as Office 365, ServiceNow, Box, Dropbox, etc.). Which in turn meant that customers have typically left their pre-existing Identity and Access Management…

Centrify Named a Leader in the Gartner 2016 IDaaS Magic Quadrant

Today Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management-as-a-Service (“IDaaS”) and we are pleased to note that Centrify has been named a leader by Gartner in this Magic Quadrant (“MQ”). This is the third year in a row we have been included in the Gartner IDaaS MQ*, and we believe placement in the Leaders’ quadrant validates our unique ability to secure access to apps and infrastructure from any device for all users. Click here for a complimentary copy of the full report.   According to Gartner, “Leaders in the IDaaS market generally have made strong customer gains. They provide…

IDaaS Continues as a Hot Market for 2015

This past year was a tremendous year for the Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) market and for Centrify in particular. Centrify has a history of innovating in the IDaaS space, e.g. we delivered the first integrated identity and mobility management solution delivered entirely in the cloud; the first IDaaS company to surpass 2,000 customers, etc.  This year we showed further innovation by releasing compelling features such as the App Gateway for accessing on-prem apps without a VPN as well as user lifecycle management and provisioning for Office 365 and dozens of other apps.  The IDaaS market continues…

Trends (and other things) Learned at the Gartner IAM Summit

Last week’s #GartnerIAM Summit was a great event – and has scaled up to 1200 attendees and 37 analysts this year.

I personally took away a couple of key – and inter-related – trends from the multiple sessions I attended. They were:

The “death” of #LeastPrivilege over the next 5-6 years (more on that to come, with some important clarification), and
The growth of “people-centric #IAM”.