Analyst Discusses IAM Market and the Strategic Importance of Roles

In a two-part podcast series, Forrester Research Senior Analyst Andras Cser joins SailPoint to discuss the growing strategic importance of enterprise role management and the future of the identity and access management (IAM) market. Both podcasts, “Why Enterprises Need More Roles” and “Identity and Access Management’s Growing Importance,” are now available at http://sailpoint.libsyn.com/.
Cser is a leading expert on identity management, including role design and management. He helps his clients – security and risk professionals – develop strategies for creating business value through successful implementations of identity management technology.

In the report, Market Overview: Enterprise Role Management, Forrester Research, Inc., February 6, 2009, Cser recognized several features of SailPoint’s IdentityIQ product: “[IdentityIQ’s] application and organization onboarding, role prioritization, and cleanup of excessive entitlements are aided by the product’s advanced risk model. It also provides outstanding support for avoiding role erosion and cleaning up stale roles during access recertification.”

In both podcasts, Cser discusses more of the findings from that report. He also discusses why role management is becoming increasingly strategic to organizations as business users become more involved in identity governance,particularly during the recent economic turmoi. Finally, he provides recommendations for companies considering an enterprise role management project.
To hear the full conversation with Cser, or to sign up for SailPoint’s podcast series, please visit http://sailpoint.libsyn.com/.

About SailPoint
SailPoint’s award-winning identity governance software, SailPoint IdentityIQ™, 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. SailPoint’s customers are Global 1000 organizations focused on compliance and risk mitigation initiatives, including 5 of the world’s top 10 banks and some of the largest consumer, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and telecom companies. Founded in December 2005, SailPoint is based in Austin, Texas.