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Don’t Underestimate the Risk of Privileged Users

A few weeks ago, I was out on the West Coast talking to companies about privileged user management and identity governance with our technology partner, Cyber-Ark. This is an area of real concern for lots of organizations – and rightfully so. During our meetings, we exchanged real-world “horror stories” about […]

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 […]

The Value of Taking a Governance-based Approach to Provisioning

In case you missed it, SailPoint recently announced a new provisioning solution based on identity governance. I believe this announcement not only signaled a fundamental change in approach from “old school” provisioning systems, but also sent a much needed life preserver to companies struggling with a provisioning quagmire. I know […]

What’s the Most Direct Path to Good Corporate Governance?

Last week’s oil spill has me thinking about how – and when – government regulation is the ideal path to mandate corporate governance. Specifically in the IdM space, I’ve watched government regulations evolve to address transparency, privacy and consumer data protection. As I look back at what’s happened, it’s apparent […]

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 […]