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Bursting at the Seams: Exciting News about SailPoint’s New Headquarters

This week marks a significant milestone in the history of SailPoint – one that my cofounders, Kevin Cunningham and Jackie Gilbert, and I could have only imagined when we founded the company. I’m happy to say that after several office expansions and some creative “people-cramming” solutions in Austin, we officially […]

Having Fun, While Doing Good at the Annual Austin Cup

One of SailPoint’s top priorities is to serve as an example of a successful company that is socially aware. It’s an easy mission because our entire company is committed to helping out with local charities. This is something that I am truly passionate about because it not only helps the […]

Through the Looking Glass: IdM in 2012

I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle and joy of the holiday season, I enjoy this time of year in business because of what it means: a time to reflect on the previous year, the rush to close out […]

SailPoint Recognized as a Leader in Identity Governance

Throughout my 20+ years in the tech industry, I’ve seen many examples of technology renaissance, where solutions that were “cutting edge” yesterday are superseded by new and innovative approaches. Market needs change. And let’s face it – we get smarter. When we founded SailPoint more than 5 years ago, we […]

2011: Incorporating Business into IdM (Finally!)

If you can believe it, I’m already fielding questions about my prediction for 2011. As customers start planning for next year, they want to know where to focus and what to look for. I know the IdM industry has long-talked about the holy grail of bridging IT and business (or […]

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 […]

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 […]

IDC/RSA Survey Highlights the Cost of Insider Threats

Like many in the industry, this week’s RSA-sponsored IDC report, “Insider Risk Management: A Framework Approach to Internal Security,” caught my eye. The report led with the finding that 52% of the respondents “characterized their incidents arising from insider threats as predominantly accidental.” This in turn triggered a media storm […]

Business Process Management: A Key Element of Identity Governance

Last week, I was very pleased to see Burton Group publish a report entitled “Access and Identity Governance: Leading to Transparency and Visibility.” The report, authored by Gerry Gebel, describes how an access and identity governance layer has emerged to address enterprise needs for greater transparency, visibility and business controls. […]

The Economic Reality: Prudent IT Purchases Focus on Value

Like Kevin, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the road meeting with SailPoint customers and prospects. During these meetings, I have the pleasure of hearing firsthand perspectives on how companies are addressing immediate identity and security needs, while trying to survive a very difficult economy. Managing the IT […]