• Access Management
  • Compliance
September 19, 2019

As digital transformation efforts accelerate, enterprises need to prepare for its impact on their workforce. New resources, applications and data are moving to the cloud, yet you still need to maintain mission-critical resources on-premises. This hybrid reality is pretty much the rule these days, not the exception.

However, in managing this hybrid world, you may feel challenged by the complexities of balancing security requirements without introducing friction to the employee experience. On one hand, you must reduce the risk of security breaches and comply with ever-changing data, consent, and privacy regulatory requirements. At the same time, you need to provide employees with seamless access that maximizes their productivity without compromising security. As digital transformation moves more resources outside of the traditional corporate network, many organizations are moving towards Zero Trust.

Identity – The Foundation of Zero Trust:

It seems like every vendor is touting a Zero Trust solution to a CISO today. The truth is, whether or not they are calling it Zero Trust, organizations have been abandoning network perimeters in favor of an identity-centric approach for some time now. That starts with deploying strong authentication, access, and governance at the center. When all network traffic is by default untrusted, enterprises require a strong identity foundation that can leverage dynamic policies and access rights to apply the right balance of security and convenience for their employees.

By implementing an identity foundation as part of your Zero Trust journey you can take an integrated approach to users, applications, data and networks. Each of these areas requires strong authentication and secure access delivered via adaptive/contextual policies and governance. A single source of truth is required to ensure that strong authentication can be delivered promptly. It also ensures the right accounts, entitlements, and attributes are in place for organizations to control the full lifecycle and policies of these identities and the resources they are accessing.

With Zero Trust, cloud applications and security are equally important as on-premise systems and applications.

The combination of Ping Identity’s enterprise level access management and SailPoint’s AI-driven identity governance takes on the complex security and compliance issues found within large enterprise organizations. This allows for a true least privileged model to be established and enabling the ability to move from Zero Trust to trusted.

SailPoint Predictive Identity™ and Ping Identity Workforce360 solutions establishes a foundation for Zero Trust security. It does this by putting identity at the center of your IT and security infrastructure, so that secure, seamless access can be closely governed; allowing every single user to have the right level of access to the right resources – wherever they may be.

With SailPoint and Ping Identity you can provide your employees with the simplicity they need and your IT teams with all the capabilities they need in an access and identity governance solution. You extend the capabilities throughout your organization, across all environments and resources. And these solutions areeasily integrated, providing you with an identity foundation to establish your ZeroTrust ecosystem.

You can now address your most complex enterprise security challenges with intelligent access and identity governance that is designed to make it easy for your users to access the apps and data they need to do their jobs, when they need it. This helps keep your organization secure while also keeping your workers productive and safe.

How SailPoint and Ping Work Together:

SailPoint and Ping enable your IT organization to centrally view, assign and enforce appropriate user access to applications, files, and cloud platforms including AWS, Azure and GCP. Together, they help enforce access policies and enforce compliance requirements. This is done by centralizing authentication and maintaining an access audit trail for every identity across your organization.

  1. Ping Identity provides an authentication authority that enables any user, to access any app, on any device. It authenticates users and determines what the appropriate access should be
  2. Using advanced analytics, AI and machine learning, SailPoint builds the user profile empowered with policy-based, self-service access to all applications, data and systems needed to do their job
  3. SailPoint assigns the appropriate attributes and permissions for each user profile based on their role, group, etc.
  4. Ping Identity consumes that profile’s attributes and permissions for a seamless and secure user access experience

Benefits of SailPoint and Ping:

Together SailPoint and Ping help you create a flexible, secure and scalable identity ecosystem. With these industry leading identity solutions together, you’ll gain:

  • Increased Visibility. View individual user access to ensure each login is securely authenticated and entitlements are appropriate for each user’s current job/role.
  • Greater Governance and Control: Gain greater control over access, plus increased efficiency through automation of processes like provisioning, password management, and access requests and certification. Everything is documented to meet regulatory requirements and prove compliance to auditors.
  • Seamless and Secure Access: Improve security through advanced threat detection. Enable users with 24/7 self-service access to applications with advanced authentication workflows with MFA that can extend anywhere, reducing the work need for IT to manage individual authentication per app. Through the use of AI and machine learning, you improve security through better advanced detection of threats and breaches.

For more information about how SailPoint and Ping Identity joint solutions can help your business increase security and improve compliance, contact us.

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