AUSTIN, May 19, 2016SailPoint today announced it has earned additional industry analyst recognition as a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management and Governance, Q2 2016,” from Forrester Research, Inc. For the report, Forrester conducted an exhaustive evaluation of nine vendors in the identity management and governance (IMG) market, including a 17-criteria evaluation of each IMG solution. After a thorough evaluation, SailPoint was the top ranked vendor in all three categories: Strategy, Current Offering and Market Presence.

According to Forrester, “SailPoint offers a solid and proven IMG solution.” In addition to being the top ranked for Current Offering, SailPoint IdentityIQTM earned the highest possible score (5.0 out of a possible 5.0) in five of the eight Current Offering sub-categories including user account provisioning, role management, access request management, and administration. For the Strategy evaluation, SailPoint scored a 5.0 in IMG strategy and vision, IMG partner ecosystem, and customer satisfaction. Finally, in Market Presence, the company scored a 5.0 in IMG customer installed base.

“SailPoint works with Global 5,000 organizations to solve incredibly complex security and business challenges by taking a governance-based approach to identity management,” said Kevin Cunningham, president of SailPoint. “The market has come a long way and we believe that industry analysts like Forrester all recognize that a governance foundation is critical to enabling enterprises to securely enable their global workforce. It is my view that this report validates SailPoint’s ongoing commitment to innovation and customer success, and underscores the important role an identity platform plays in every organization’s IT and security strategy.”

“Comprehensive IMG platforms provide functionality such as user account provisioning, delegated administration, role management, access request management, user self-service, and access certification. They also provide reporting for on-premises, custom, and SaaS applications. With an IMG platform, security and risk professionals can: minimize the risk of data breaches; improve end user productivity; and deliver operational efficiencies,” wrote Merritt Maxim, senior analyst at Forrester Research, in the report.

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About SailPoint
As the fastest-growing, independent identity and access management (IAM) provider, SailPoint helps hundreds of global organizations securely and effectively deliver and manage user access from any device to data and applications residing in the datacenter, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. The company’s innovative product portfolio offers customers an integrated set of core services including identity governance, provisioning, and access management delivered on-premises or from the cloud (IAM-as-a-service).