Identity-as-a-service, or IDaaS, is an application delivery model (like software-as-a-service, or SaaS) that allows user to connect to and use identity management services from the cloud. Also referred to as cloud-based identity governance, the shift to deploy IDaaS began several years ago and was led by companies with a “cloud first” IT adoption strategy.
Across the software industry, cloud computing has changed the way organizations deploy, implement and consume technology. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions like Salesforce.com and Workday have become leaders in their segments, as more and more enterprises shift their buying preferences to the cloud.
SailPoint brought to market the first cloud-based identity governance solution. We believe IdentityNow provided the first full suite of identity management services delivered from the cloud, including access request, provisioning, access certifications, and password management, managing both cloud and on-premises resources.
With the market and technology maturing, all indications are that more companies are taking a cloud-first approach to their IT operations and security solutions, particularly as the identity-as-a-service (IDAAS) solutions provide enterprise-grade identity governance features.
The right cloud-based identity governance solution can help your organization effectively address today’s complex business challenges, balancing three critical objectives:
The right cloud-based identity governance solution will help you manage and control access across your entire organization. By leveraging a unified system to manage access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources, you can stay in control of identity no matter where an application is deployed:
Because identity-as-a-service is a relatively new option for identity management buyers, there is some confusion around its capabilities and even what the term “IDaaS” means. Here are two common misconceptions that every organization should be aware of:
Bottom line: in order to meet today’s business requirements, IDaaS solutions must provide the same functional components as traditional on-premises identity management solutions.
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