2013: The Future of IAM is Now

It’s hard to believe that once again, it’s time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2013. 2012 was an incredible year for SailPoint – one that saw us both achieve significant milestones in the company’s growth and allowed us to build an even stronger foundation for the future.

We continued to grow our customer roster, which now features hundreds of industry leaders spanning 26 countries. To support those customers, we hired 100 new employees last year and opened new offices in Germany, Israel and Singapore (which join our teams in the US, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and India). We also moved into a new headquarters in Austin that features a state-of-the-art training center to host our customers and partners in a first-class setting. By all accounts, SailPoint has shed our heritage as a “start up” and begins 2013 as one of the largest stand-alone identity software companies.

On the product side, we continued to drive the IAM market forward, by listening closely to what our customers want and need. We delivered a major release of our flagship product, IdentityIQ, and IdentityNow, the industry’s first solution to seamlessly integrate cloud access management with rich identity governance and automated provisioning. Capping off the year, our ability to innovate and drive the market was recognized by Gartner, who positioned SailPoint as a leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG)” and the “Magic Quadrant for IT Administration/User Provisioning.” Both reports represent a huge validation of SailPoint’s governance-based approach to managing identities, as well as the hard work and dedication from our entire team.

While our SailPoint team enjoyed celebrating our 2012 successes, including the hard-earned industry recognition, we have no plans to rest on our laurels this year. I’m probably not going out on a limb when I say that 2013 is going to be a challenging year for our customers. Cloud adoption is accelerating faster than anyone imagined – according to our annual Market Pulse Survey, 1 in 3 mission-critical applications already resides in the cloud. And practically every company is grappling with mobile device proliferation, which makes real-time identity and access management even more critical, while simultaneously elevating the expectations that our business users have for technology.

We’ve been watching these trends for the past few years, and have been putting a lot of time and effort into making sure that our product suite addresses the new business realities that our customers face. When I listen to the news pundits, they say cloud and mobile technologies are the future; according to our customers, they’re already a reality! Large companies need to address them now, and SailPoint can help. We have numerous resources and tools across www.sailpoint.com to help you better understand how and where to begin, including our fourth annual Buyer’s Guide. We’re also hosting our inaugural Navigate user conference in Austin this April to discuss these and other topics, and how our customers are addressing them. We hope to see you there!