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Report: Compliance Drives Security Budgets

I read a very interesting Forrester report last week commissioned by Microsoft and RSA. It was based on a survey of 305 IT security decision makers and assesses data security practices at enterprises around the world. A key takeaway from the report is the fact that compliance, not security, drives […]

SailPoint Unveils a New Approach to Provisioning

This morning, we announced a next generation provisioning product that builds on the governance framework provided by our core product, IdentityIQ. The announcement is a culmination of almost two years’ work internally at SailPoint, and we believe it represents an evolutionary shift in the provisioning market that will benefit any […]

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 […]

Feet on the Street: RSA Highlights Cloud and Cybersecurity

This week, several members of the SailPoint team made the annual trek to the industry’s biggest security event, the RSA Conference. As always, the conference was a high-paced mix of conference sessions, technology debates, and meetings with customers and partners. I’m always interested in what themes get the most play […]

Achieving Auditable Compliance with NERC CIP Reliability Standards

Beginning in 2010, energy producers and distributors face a looming challenge – to become “auditably compliant” with the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards by the July 1, 2010 deadline. Developed by NERC, an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system in North […]

Market Pulse Survey: Divide Between Business and IT Persists

We recently conducted our third Market Pulse Survey, which focused on the key drivers of access certifications and how organizations ensure their access privileges align with business policy. According to the 150 respondents, including many readers of this blog, there is clear evidence business users involved in these processes don’t […]

Predictions for 2010: The IT World Has Changed (for the Better)

Despite the economic challenges, this has been a record year for SailPoint as we’ve doubled our customer base and expanded into Europe and APAC. As we look forward to 2010, we have been reflecting upon the recession and how it will impact next year – particularly in regard to how […]

U.S. Data Security Laws: Is There Another SOX in your Future?

A recent Forbes feature, “The Year of the Mega Breach,” caught my attention last week. It includes a slideshow of 2009’s largest security breaches, and concludes that this year alone, more personal information was exposed through data breaches than ever before. The article appeared amid news about a T-Mobile data […]

Gartner IAM Summit Recap (Part 2): Our Customers Speak

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, two SailPoint customers presented case studies last Wednesday at the Gartner IAM Summit. Bravely taking on the 8 a.m. time slot (which was well attended for the early hour) was Andy Weeks, Risk and Compliance Manager for Humana. Andy gave a very compelling overview […]

Feet on the Street: A Look at Last Week’s Gartner IAM Summit

Last week, the SailPoint crew gathered in force at the Gartner IAM Summit in beautiful San Diego. While the show was a bit smaller than last year’s event in Orlando, there were lots of opportunities for lively interaction with analysts, partners, and customers. One of the best aspects of shows […]