A Closer Look at IdentityNow

Yesterday, Kevin talked about SailPoint’s IDaaS vision and strategy. Today, I want to provide a deeper look at IdentityNow, our new IDaaS solution. IdentityNow is unique in the market because it’s the first solution that delivers enterprise-grade identity governance, provisioning and access management in a single solution from a native-SaaS application. Let’s take a closer look:

Complete Set of IAM Capabilities

IdentityNow fills the need for a complete set of IAM capabilities delivered from the cloud; it goes well beyond niche IDaaS products that only provide SSO capabilities. And just like our on-premises enterprise IAM solution, IdentityIQ, IdentityNow enables customers to manage their hybrid IT environments that include SaaS, on-premises, cloud, and mobile resources. SailPoint has deep roots in the IAM market, so we are uniquely qualified to create a single solution that integrates identity governance, provisioning and access management.

Benefits of a Native SaaS Application

We spent more than two years building IdentityNow from the ground up as a native-SaaS application in order to ensure that our IDaaS solution provided customers with a consumer-simple interface and rapid deployment:

  • Consumer-Simple User Interface: First and foremost, our IDaaS offering was built to work the way the user works through simple, intuitive ways to manage daily access needs, whether logging in to cloud and web apps, requesting or reviewing access, or resetting passwords. The user experience is a familiar “mobile-first” paradigm, which is becoming a requirement across the enterprise to provide anytime, anywhere access through mobile devices to IAM services. Our user interface ensures that actions are clearly labeled and use plain language and context-sensitive help to speed business user adoption and productivity.
  • Ready Now Deployment and App Onboarding: One of the broad benefits of SaaS is rapid time to deployment and worry-free upgrades. However, until now, that has not been achievable for enterprise IAM due to the complexity of the technology and extensive customizations required. IdentityNow solves that by bringing the ready now benefits to the broad suite of IAM in order to deliver immediate value to business and IT users with services that are fast to set up and easy to use. Going a step further, it provides a set of default policies and configuration settings and setup wizards to easily onboard users, integrate priority apps, and collect necessary configuration information needed from application and IT administrators.

Truly Enterprise-Grade IDaaS

Simply put, we know enterprise IAM. With IdentityNow, we’ve leveraged our heritage in the IAM space to bring our deep expertise of enterprise requirements and built-in governance to a SaaS offering. IdentityNow meets the high performance and scalability requirements of the world’s largest customers. We’ve ensured that IdentityNow provides the end-to-end data security that is critical at the enterprise-level, including strong encryption and secure and firewall-friendly integration to on-premises applications.

To echo Kevin, we are thrilled to deliver this level of IDaaS to the market. As we get closer to the general availability, we’ll share more exciting details about the product. In the meantime, please join our webinar on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. (CT) entitled Introducing Enterprise IDaaS – A Roadmap for the Future for more detail about our SailPoint’s IDaaS strategy, including IdentityNow.