Cloud Provider Selection

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Analyst Chat #100: A Perspective on "Everything as Code"

No big celebration, but at least a mention: this is the 100th episode of the KuppingerCole analyst chat. Martin Kuppinger joins Matthias to discuss the increasingly important topic of "everything as code" and how to define proper strategies for approaching this, especially in the context of…

Market Compass

European Hosted Hybrid IaaS Cloud

The KuppingerCole Market Compass reports provide an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass report covers hosted hybrid cloud services provided from within Europe. It provides an assessment of the capabilities provided by…

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Securing your IaaS Cloud

While the major CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) go to great lengths to secure the services that they provide it is up to the client of the Cloud service provider to secure their use of these services. The responsibility for security and compliance is shared. This report describes the…

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CSLS Speaker Spotlight: Deutsche Telekom CSO Thomas Tschersich on His Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022

Thomas Tschersich, Chief Security Officer at Deutsche Telekom, served as an advisor in the preparation for the Cyber Council Panel on Cybersecurity Predictions 2022 which will see CISOs, CIOs, and CSOs discuss next year's cybersecurity threatscape on Wednesday, November 10 from 09:30 pm to…

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Assuring Cloud Security and Compliance

Digital transformation is changing the way that they do business through the use of cloud services and cloud-based applications. The Coronavirus epidemic has accelerated this process. The use of the cloud has provided many benefits but has also led to security and compliance challenges.…

Leadership Compass

Identity as a Service (IDaaS) - IGA

An emerging market, IDaaS IGA, is characterized mainly by cloud-based delivery of Identity Provisioning and Access Governance capabilities for business irrespective of the application and service delivery models. Improved time-to-value proposition prioritizes adoption of IDaaS for…

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Atos Evidian IDaaS

Atos Evidian IDaaS Identity as-a-Service is a new IDaaS solution. In the current release, it is focused on Access Management, including MFA and Identity Federation, and Access Analytics. For authentication and integration with applications, Evidian IDaaS supports both modern standards and…

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One Identity Manager On Demand

One Identity Manager On Demand is the IDaaS solution of the established One Identity Manager. It comes with feature-parity for all established IGA capabilities, including connectors to target systems and governance capabilities. One Identity supports IDaaS deployments with continuous…

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Google Cloud Digital Sovereignty Announcement

On September 8th, 2021 Google and T-Systems announced their intention to build and deliver sovereign cloud services for German enterprises, the public sector, and healthcare organizations.  So, what are a sovereign cloud services and why does this announcement matter? Sovereign Cloud…

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Widas ID GmbH cidaas

Widas ID GmbH offers a complete cloud identity and access management solution: cidaas. cidaas is developed and hosted in Germany. cidaas contains most standard and many innovative features, such IoT integration and consent management. It is based on a micro-services architecture which…

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Panel: Ensuring Efficient and Secure Collaboration on Cloud

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The future of IAM lies in the cloud and as a service

IAM software and tools have traditionally been installed and run on-premises by the organization itself. In recent years, the growth in identities operating across cloud and digital services has seen vendors offering IAM solutions as a service to assist with this growing complexity and…

Market Compass

Global IaaS Providers Tenant Security Controls

The KuppingerCole Market Compass reports provide an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass focusses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from Cloud Service providers (CSP) with a global presence and with a specific focus…

Buyer's Compass

IaaS Tenant Security Controls

IT Organizations now commonly use multiple cloud services as well as on premises IT. This KuppingerCole Buyer's Compass focusses on the capabilities IaaS services provide to manage the common business risks such as loss of business continuity, data breaches and regulatory compliance failure…

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Analyst Chat #80: AI Service Clouds

Anne Bailey has just completed extensive research into the new market segment of AI Service Clouds. In this episode, she explains this innovative concept, which aims to overcome the lack of qualified personnel and bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to more companies.

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Oracle Cloud Guard

Poorly managed security controls within a cloud services tenant's resources are increasingly the cause of security incidents and compliance failures. CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) tools provide functionality to address this challenge. This report provides a review of Oracle Cloud…

Virtual Event

Jul 07, 2021: Cloud Strategy Optimization - Ensuring Efficient and Secure Collaboration on Cloud

Join the KCLive Event on Cloud Strategy Optimzation to learn how to develop a state-of-the-art cloud strategy for your business.

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Analyst Chat #67: Ensuring Business Continuity for the Cloud

As organizations go through digital transformation, they increasingly turn to using cloud services. One aspect of the digital transformation plan that is often forgotten is ensuring business continuity. Mike Small joins Matthias to explain why business continuity is essential for cloud…

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Microsoft Cloud App Security

Many organizations are using cloud services, but the use of these services is often poorly governed. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) provide functionality to discover the use of the cloud, to control which cloud services can be accessed and to protect the data held in these services.…

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Analyst Chat #62: The SOCaaS Market Segment - A First Look

The Security Operations Center-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) market has emerged and continues to develop in response to demand for security monitoring, analysis, detection, response, and improvement recommendations either instead of or as a supplement to permanent on-premises SOCs. KuppingerCole…

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AWS – A new Vision for Hybrid IT?

Attending AWS re:Invent is always an exceptional experience and, despite it being virtual, this year was no different. As usual, there were the expected announcements of bigger better and faster services and components. AWS always shows a remarkable level of innovation with many more…

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Safeguarding Your Most Valuable Data: Five Key Criteria to Assess Cloud Provider Security

This whitepaper focuses on defining the key security-focused selection criteria to help your company choose a secure platform for current and future cloud projects.

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Information Protection in Cloud Services

Today’s economy is clearly driven by data. The most successful companies are those that can use this data to create useful information that enables them to get closer to their customers, to create new products and be more efficient. Cloud services are a key enabler in this, they allow…

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SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance

SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance (IAG) is the SaaS solution provided by SAP for managing access risks and SoD controls from the cloud, for both SaaS business applications and a range of on-premises services. It covers areas such as Access Analytics, Role Management, Access Requests,…

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One Identity Active Roles

One Identity Active Roles is a powerful tool for integrated management of both on-premises Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Azure Active Directory. It comes with strong support for managing Exchange Servers and Office 365, but also Identity Lifecycle Management that supports a range…

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SailPoint Predictive Identity

SailPoint Predictive Identity est une plate-forme SaaS qui ajoute à l’IGA des capacités reposant sur l'IA . Cela concerne notamment l'analyse des risques d'accès, l'examen des droits d'accès avec des recommandations de validation ou de révocation et…

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SailPoint Predictive Identity

SailPoint Predictive Identity ist eine SaaS-Plattform, die IGA um KI-basierte Funktionen erweitert. Dazu gehören unter anderem die Analyse von Zugriffsrisiken, Empfehlungen für die Genehmigung oder den Widerruf von Berechtigungen während der Berechtigungsprüfung und die…

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GCP Trust, Security and Compliance

In their race towards digital transformation, organizations are using cloud services to accelerate the development of new apps and improve efficiency. They allow new applications to be rapidly developed, existing applications to be modernized and deployed without additional capital spend.…

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IBM Cloud for Financial Services

On July 22nd, 2020 IBM announced their IBM Cloud for Financial Services – what is this, why have IBM taken this step, and what does this announcement mean? Financial Services Compliance Challenges One recurring challenge for all organizations is complying with the ever-increasing…

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Oracle Delivers on Earlier Cloud Promises

Back in February (oh, how time flies! Just to think that it was right before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic…) I wrote a blog post looking at Oracle’s ambitious plans for developing its cloud strategy and expanding its worldwide…

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Sep 22, 2020: Information Protection in Cloud Services

Today’s economy is clearly driven by data. The most successful companies are those that can use this data to create useful information that enables them to get closer to their customers, to create new products and be more efficient. Cloud services are a key enabler in this, they allow the…

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Analyst Chat #16: Enterprise Databases in the Cloud

Matthias Reinwarth and Alexei Balaganski talk about making the right choice of a database engine to power your next cloud project.

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IBM Cloud Satellite Announcements

The idea behind cloud computing used to be simple – let the cloud service provider provide and manage the IT services and infrastructure while you get on with your business. However, reality got in the way and cloud computing has become yet another dimension in the complex web of IT…

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Executive View: SailPoint Predictive Identity - 80124

SailPoint Predictive Identity is a SaaS platform that adds AI-based capabilities to IGA. These include analysis of access risks, recommendations for approving or revoking entitlements during access review, and automated optimization of access models, amongst others. The solution provides…

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Home Office in the Times of Pandemic – a Blessing or a Curse?

One of the most interesting office work developments of the last 20-30 years, the home office has radically gained new relevance amid the developing coronavirus pandemic. With the goal of limiting the spread of the virus, many companies and employees must suddenly resort to the option…

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Breaches and Regulations Drive Better Security, AWS re:Invent Shows

The high proportion of cyber attacks enabled by poor security practices has long raised questions about what it will take to bring about any significant change. Finally, however, there are indications that the threat of substantial fines for contravening the growing number of data protection…

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OVHCloud Bets on Shift Back to Private Cloud

There is more to the cloud than AWS, Azure, IBM and Google according to OVHCloud - the new name for OVH as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. While the big four have carved up the public cloud between them, the French cloud specialist believes that business needs are changing, which gives…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Infrastructure as a Service – Global Providers - 80035

The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass provides an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Leadership Compass focusses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from Cloud Service providers (CSP) with a global presence and with a specific…

Executive View

Executive View: Atos DirX Access - 80167

Atos DirX Access is a mature solution for Access Management, covering the full range of targets from legacy web applications to modern SaaS services. It comes with comprehensive support for modern standards, including FIDO 2.0. A specific strength is the support for specific capabilities…

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Meet the Next-Generation Oracle

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 has just wrapped yesterday, and if there is a single word that can describe my impressions of it, that would be “different”. Immediately noticeable was the absence of the traditional Oracle Red spilling into the streets around the Moscone Center in San…

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Executive View: Oracle Identity Cloud Service - 80156

Most organizations now have a hybrid IT environment with a cloud first approach to choosing new applications.  While this provides many benefits it also creates challenges around security and administration.  Managing identity and access in a consistent manner across all IT…

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VMware to Acquire Carbon Black and Pivotal, Aims at the Modern, Secure Cloud Vision

Last week, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Carbon Black, one of the leading providers of cloud-based endpoint security solutions. This announcement follows earlier news about acquiring Pivotal, a software development company known for its Cloud Foundry cloud application platform,…

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Don’t Blame the Cloud for Capital One’s Troubles

After the recent Capital One breach, some commentators have suggested that cloud security is fundamentally flawed. Like many organizations today, Capital One uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store data, and it was this that was targeted and successfully stolen. In the case of Capital One…

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Privileged Access Management Needs a New Approach

As organizations accelerate their digitalization efforts to stay relevant and competitive in the marketplace, they must evaluate and embrace technologies that can not only support the enablement of their digitalization efforts but can also support the speed, scale and security required for…

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M&A Activity in Cybersecurity and IAM

It seems almost every week in cybersecurity and IAM we read of a large company buying a smaller one. Many times, it is a big stack vendor adding something that may be missing to their catalog, or buying a regional competitor. Sometimes it’s a medium-sized technology vendor picking up a…

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Jul 16, 2019: Privileged Access Management Needs a New Approach

As organizations accelerate their digitalization efforts to stay relevant and competitive in the marketplace, they must evaluate and embrace technologies that can not only support the enablement of their digitalization efforts but can also support the speed, scale and security required for…

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Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

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May 09, 2019: Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

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Thoughts on the Acquisition of Janrain by Akamai

2019 started off with a very noteworthy acquisition in the identity and security space: the purchase of Janrain by Akamai. Janrain is a top vendor in the Consumer Identity market, as recognized in our recent Leadership Compass: https://www.kuppingercole.com/report/lc79059. Portland,…

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AWS re:Invent Impressions

This year’s flagship conference for AWS – the re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas – has just officially wrapped. Continuing the tradition, it has been bigger than ever – with more than 50 thousand attendees, over 2000 sessions, workshops, hackathons, certification courses, a…

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An Overview of the Leadership Compass: Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication

KuppingerCole has published two related Leadership Compasses on Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication solutions. We define adaptive authentication (AA) as the on-premises deployments, whereas Cloud-based MFA is SaaS-delivered. For both AA and Cloud MFA, many…

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IBM Acquires Red Hat: The AI potential

On October 28th IBM announced its intention to acquire Red Hat. At $34 Billion, this is the largest software acquisition ever.  So why would IBM pay such a large amount of money for an Open Source software company? I believe that this acquisition needs to be seen beyond looking just at…

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Nov 08, 2018: An Overview of the Leadership Compass: Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication

KuppingerCole has published two related Leadership Compasses on Adaptive Authentication and Cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication solutions. We define adaptive authentication (AA) as the on-premises deployments, whereas Cloud-based MFA is SaaS-delivered.

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Managing the Hybrid Multi Cloud

The primary factor that most organizations consider when choosing a cloud service is how well the service meets their functional needs.  However, this must be balanced against the non-functional aspects such as compliance, security and manageability. These aspects are increasingly…

Advisory Note

Hybrid Cloud Services - 72562

Organizations now commonly use multiple cloud services as well as on premises IT. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide focusses on IaaS services. It will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and the requirements for successful deployments. This report…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Infrastructure as a Service – Global Providers - 70303

The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass provides an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Leadership Compass focusses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from Cloud Service providers (CSP) with a global presence and with a specific…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Security Organization Governance and the Cloud - 72564

The cloud provides an alternative way of obtaining IT services that offers many benefits including increased flexibility as well as reduced cost.   This document provides an overview of the approach that enables an organization to securely and reliably use cloud services to…

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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive to Strengthen Its Privilege Management Capabilities in Cloud

CyberArk, an overall leader in privilege management according to KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Privilege Management, announced yesterday that it has acquired certain assets in a privately held America-based Israeli cloud security provider, Vaultive. Data encryption…

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Whitepaper: GDPR Herausforderungen mit Delphix meistern - 70368

Mit der neuen Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (GDPR) führt die EU strenge Kontrollen bezüglich der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten von EU-Bürgern sowie hohe Geldstrafen bei Nicht-Einhaltung eben dieser ein. Die Compliance der Grundverordnung erfordert kostenintensive…

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Whitepaper: Meeting GDPR Challenges with Delphix - 70368

GDPR introduces stringent controls over the processing of PII relating to people resident in the EU with high penalties for non-compliance.  Compliance requires costly controls that can be justified for processing of PII with direct business benefits.  However, using PII for…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Cloud Services and Security - 72561

This report provides a review of the major security risks from the use of cloud services, how responsibility for security is divided between Cloud Service Provider and customer and the key controls that an organization should implement to manage these risks. 

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Advisory Note: How to Assure Cloud Services - 72563

This report is one of a series of documents around the use of cloud services.  It identifies how standards as well as, independent certifications and attestations can be used to assure the security and compliance of cloud services.