Guardian Life: Building a Business Case for IAM and Unlocking Future Funding

When Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s identity and access management team decided it was time to update to a modern IAM system, they knew it might be difficult to get executive buy-in. In the insurance industry, there are so many business issues competing for budget, such as dealing with […]

Feet on the Street: Cloud Identity Summit – SCIM Taking Off!

Last week I attended the Cloud Identity Summit in Monterrey (not a bad place to escape the Texas heat!) and it was very clear that the emerging SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) specification is at the top of the IAM priority list as organizations adopt more and more SaaS […]

Data Governance: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

At the SailPoint Navigate ’14 conference, Paul Trulove, SailPoint’s VP of product marketing, discussed the rapidly evolving data governance issues that organizations are facing today. “Ten or twenty years ago, data governance, especially over unstructured data, was straightforward,” Trulove said. “Unstructured data meant files in a file cabinet, and it […]

Securing Executive Buy-in for IAM According to Kuppinger Cole’s Dave Kearns

Security teams know how important IAM is, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy to get buy-in from senior management, especially when IAM solutions often come with six-figure price tags (or more). “The technology is easy,” said Dave Kearns, senior analyst for KuppingerCole. “It’s the people who are hard.” Kearns […]

The Road Ahead for IAM According to Gartner’s Lori Robinson

The future of IAM involves adapting to mobile, cloud, social and information challenges, according to Lori Robinson, VP of Research, Identity and Privacy Strategies, for Gartner. Robinson spoke at SailPoint’s Navigate ’14 conference and challenged the audience to be more proactive about IAM. Today, IAM is in a state of […]

2013 Market Pulse Survey: Data Security Storm Brewing as Cloud and BYOD Take Hold in the Enterprise

As we’ve talked about several times – there’s no denying that cloud and mobile technologies are becoming mainstream. To better understand to what extent those technologies are impacting large enterprises, we focused SailPoint’s annual Market Pulse Survey on how cloud and mobile are affecting the security and compliance programs at […]

ZDNet Podcast: A Conversation with SailPoint on IDaaS

With the IAM market experiencing such explosive growth, Interarbor Solutions analyst, and ZDNet columnist, Dana Gardner recently down with SailPoint’s Paul Trulove to explore the what’s behind the growing market demand for IAM. During the interview, Paul discussed how cloud and mobile are driving the need for IT to regain […]

It’s Time to Re-examine Your Password Management Solution

Password management solutions have been around for over a decade, and I think most of us assume that this is a very mature segment of IAM. We also assume that vendor offerings provide very similar feature sets, and that most organizations have already addressed the problem with some type of […]

Part 3 of 3: IAM Lessons Learned Series: Measuring Success and Moving Ahead

Today’s blog is the final installment of the 3-part series in which I share tips and best practices we’ve learned along the way in our enterprise IAM deployments here at SailPoint. Before we jump, here’s a quick recap of the first two posts in the services. In the first article, […]

Part 2 of 3: IAM Lessons Learned Series: Defining IAM Project Scope

Today’s blog is the second in our 3-part series in which we share lessons learned in enterprise IAM deployments. Last week, I shared best practices for building your team. Once you have identified the key stakeholders for your project and assembled the right team, you can focus on defining your […]