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The Forrester Wave on IAM Suites: SailPoint Opts Out

Last week, Forrester Research published a new Wave report on “IAM Suites.” If you read the report, you’ll find that SailPoint is noticeably absent. In fact, we declined to be included in the Wave, because we fundamentally disagree with Forrester over the definition of an “IAM Suite.” To us, a […]

Real-World Examples: Helping Customers with Provisioning Replacements

With both Sun Identity Manager (aka Oracle Waveset) and BMC Control-SA reaching end-of-life (EOL) at the end of 2014, hundreds of companies around the world are anxious about their next step. Migrating from one provisioning solution to another is not to be taken lightly – especially after years of time […]

A Milestone Announcement: SailPoint Unveils Full IDaaS Strategy

Several years ago, SailPoint realized the cloud was going to be a major game-changer for how enterprises deploy mission-critical infrastructure. We knew our customers would eventually want to extend the benefits of SaaS to Identity Management, but we also recognized that the security sensitivities and integration challenges associated with Identity […]

The Right Way to Implement Risk Management: Mapping Compliance to Security Practices

Does addressing risk-based security decisions for your organization mean that you are also compliant in the eyes of the auditors? This is a general question Ericka Chickowski addresses in her recent article for Dark Reading – “Mapping Compliance Proof To Risk-Based Controls.” It is a compelling article that addresses a […]

Navigated a Success!

Earlier this month, the SailPoint crew had the pleasure of spending quality time with more than 200 customers and partners from around the globe – with several traveling from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and South Africa – at our inaugural customer conference, Navigate ’13.   […]

Big News! SailPoint Well Positioned in Two IdM Magic Quadrants

You may have missed it during the year-end holiday break, but we have exciting news! Gartner published two major identity management Magic Quadrants that positioned SailPoint as a leader and visionary, respectively. Both reports are based on an exhaustive process that included an in-depth product and company evaluation and interviews […]

Governance-based Provisioning: Succeeding Where Legacy Provisioning Failed

A few weeks ago, SailPoint announced CUNA Mutual as a new customer. CUNA Mutual wanted to proactively manage and mitigate risks associated with user access privileges and turned to IdentityIQ for its tightly integrated identity compliance and provisioning capabilities. Here’s a great quote from Brad Job, the director of information […]

Oracle’s 11g Falls Short for Today’s Identity Governance Needs

For some time, I’ve been watching Oracle’s marketing machine tout the impending arrival of Oracle Identity Manager 11g- a reportedly “revolutionary” suite of IdM products. I saw the OIM 11g announcement this morning and spent more than a few minutes digesting its contents. I have to admit that I was […]

It’s Time to Rethink Your Provisioning Project

Our CTO Darran Rolls recently focused on the fact that traditional provisioning solutions took a “bottom-up, connector-focused” approach as opposed to a “top-down governance model” approach (“The Value of Taking a Governance-based Approach to Provisioning“). The net result being that many provisioning projects failed to deliver on their value proposition […]

Feet on the Street: Identity Governance Builds Buzz at Gartner IAM Summit

As I sit here, winging my way back to Austin from the Gartner IAM Summit last week in London, I can’t help but reflect on how much the identity market has evolved since SailPoint attended the first European IAM Summit in 2008. In addition to the fact that the attendees […]