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The Data Breach Question: No Longer an “If” But “When”

If the increasingly frequent news of large-scale data breaches (i.e. Ashley Madison, Target, Sony, etc.) has proven anything, it confirms that there’s no longer a question of whether an organization will be breached, but rather when. Companies need to know what to do to mitigate this risk and how to […]

SailPoint Extends Identity Management to Unstructured Data

SailPoint was founded on the principle that managing and controlling identity is central to an organization’s security and compliance initiatives. Increasingly, identity management is taking hold at the corporate level as a central component of compliance and security strategies. However, as we continue to talk with customers and prospects, we’ve […]

Navigate ’15: SaaS Apps Continue to Keep IAM Professionals up at Night

This week at Navigate ’15, I had the pleasure of hosting a few of our customers on the main stage to discuss innovative ways they are using SailPoint, as well as where the IAM market is heading. Joining me on stage were IAM leaders from two global semiconductor manufacturers, a […]

Password Management Problems: Employees Significantly Increasing Risk of Security Breaches

Managing passwords is not a new thing. But, we are seeing a renewed focus on it due to the rapid adoption of new technologies – such as cloud applications and BYOA – multiplying the number of usernames and passwords that end users need to keep track of on a daily […]

SailPoint Once Again Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Since our inception, SailPoint has maintained two promises to our customers: we will lead the industry in innovation and we will deliver unparalleled customer service. We’ve built one of the largest dedicated IAM teams in the world focused on delivering on these two promises – and I’m proud to say […]

2014 Market Pulse Survey: Employees Going Rogue with Corporate Data in the Cloud

We’ve known for some time that the adoption of cloud technologies would have a significant impact on the enterprise, and that when SaaS applications started gaining traction, widespread adoption would be almost immediate. That time is now, according to SailPoint’s latest Market Pulse Survey. And, based on our findings, enterprises […]

Feet on the Street at Gartner IAM Summit: What about the end user?

This week marks the 9th annual Gartner IAM Summit – I’m not sure where the time has gone, but it’s clear that the industry has come a long way (and still has farther to go). What always excites me about this show is that it is arguably the largest IAM-focused […]

Target Data Breach: Could IAM Controls Have Helped?

The data breach that Target, Inc. experienced late last year has dominated the trade press for the past couple of months. Although forensic investigations are still in process at Target and no conclusive report has been issued, new details were released in early February revealing that hackers originally gained access […]

Meet Compliance Challenges with Over-communication

A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal – “Compliance Officer: Dream Career?” – focused on the rising demand for compliance talent. According to the WSJ, companies worldwide are currently hiring thousands of compliance personnel to ramp up their enforcement of industry and […]

It’s Official: SailPoint is One of the Country’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Our team recently celebrated some excellent news. SailPoint was just named to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as the 62nd fastest growing technology company in North America! I believe we are seeing one of the biggest surges the IAM market has ever experienced. Clearly, IAM continues to be a […]