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Landing the Identity Governance ‘Triple Crown’

Innovation is ingrained in our DNA as we constantly look for new and interesting ways to help our customers solve their identity challenges. We spend a lot of time with our customers to better understand their needs so we can deliver the identity solutions they require to address the evolving […]

Artificial Intelligence as a Force Multiplier

Security professionals, identity managers, and IT operations teams are under constant pressure to make rapid decisions based on an incessant flow of alerts, reports, as well as demands to support the business. Consider a recent survey from security firm FireEye which questioned enterprise security executives who said that 37 percent […]

SailPoint IdentityAI: Enabling Enterprises to Focus on Risks that Matter

In a bid to make IT operations and security infrastructures more intelligent and agile in their response to threats, SailPoint’s president and co-founder Kevin Cunningham announced during his keynote address at Navigate ’17 today that the company will add artificial intelligence to its open identity platform. IdentityAI will provide SailPoint […]

The Case for
Convenience vs. Control

3.2 Billion. That’s the number of people connected to the internet today. A security expert might look at that number and say, “That’s 3.2 billion potential risks.” And while they wouldn’t be wrong, what that number also demonstrates is the fast-paced, digital world we live in. Digital drives the way […]

Four Years Strong: Gartner Names SailPoint a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for IGA

Delivering identity governance excellence is our mission as a company. It drives all of the hard work we do to infuse constant innovation into our products and to deliver unparalleled customer service to our customers. Being recognized by Gartner – for the fourth time running – as a Leader in […]

Yahoo: One Billion Exposed

There were one billion accounts compromised in the latest Yahoo breach, disclosed just this past week. This represents the largest data breach in history. The largest to date, prior to that? The previous Yahoo breach, disclosed in September, which impacted 500 million users. With numbers so high, it’s easy to […]

The Key is Identity Governance: Via the Cloud or In the Data Center

In almost every identity conversation I have, I emphasize that governance is the critical foundation of any ongoing cyber-security strategy. We’ve never strayed from this fundamental principle, even as the market started looking at a cloud-based delivery model (IDaaS). As I recently wrote, the early focus on IDaaS was on […]

Paranoid vs. Prepared in the Age of the Data Breach

Verizon recently revealed that its legal team has begun an investigation into the impact of Yahoo!’s massive data breach and its effect on the pending acquisition. Sources believe this will be a long-term inquiry and could jeopardize the $4.8 billion deal. It’s no surprise that a breach of this magnitude […]

What’s the Goal for IT Leaders: Security or Compliance?   

It’s a tough question for many organizations – is it more important to be compliant or to prioritize energies on improving security? In theory, these initiatives should not be in conflict with one another. With the best of intentions, regulations are meant to help mandate best practices for security, something […]

Without Governance, History Repeats Itself With IDaaS

We’re all familiar with the old adage “those who fail to study history are destined to repeat it.” But for some reason, this practical advice doesn’t always stick. Building upon my reflections of SailPoint’s history in the identity governance market, I’ve been thinking about the cloud-based identity management, or identity-as-a-service […]