Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” Report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2008 – Identity risk management software pioneer SailPoint Technologies, Inc. today announced that Gartner, a technology research and analyst firm, has highlighted SailPoint in its April 4, 2008 report “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2008” by Ray Wagner, Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, and Earl Perkins at Gartner, Inc. Compliance IQ, SailPoint’s breakthrough identity risk management software that reduces the complexity, costs and risks associated with controlling and managing user access to sensitive applications and data, was highlighted in the report.

“We believe to be included in the report, which to us is recognition as an innovator and market pioneer by leading experts who follow this market, speaks to the positive reception our risk-based approach to compliance and governance has received by the market,” said SailPoint CEO Mark McClain. “SailPoint will continue to invest in next-generation technology that helps organizations focus IT controls according to business risk. Our goal is to bring risk management into the mainstream as a core IT discipline.”

SailPoint Compliance IQ gives organizations superior visibility and control over user access and significantly reduces compliance costs by automating access control processes. Comprehensive compliance management and role management functionality makes it easy to determine who has access to what data, whether the access is appropriate, what users are doing with that access, and, if they are in violation of established business policy. SailPoint’s unique risk-aware approach provides a 360-degree view of user access that establishes critical linkages between each user’s identity, access privileges and job duties. Armed with this identity intelligence, enterprises can determine the relative risk a user’s access poses to the business and transform technical identity data into meaningful insights business managers need to make effective decisions.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About SailPoint
SailPoint Technologies, Inc. develops identity governance software that helps organizations gain control over user access to critical systems and data, streamline costly IT compliance processes and reduce the risks of fraud, corporate data loss or theft and failed audits. Founded in December 2005, SailPoint is based in Austin, Texas.