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IAM and GRC Market Today and 2009

What We Have Observed This Year and What We Expect for 2009

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GRC platforms - more than IAM

GRC (Governance, Risk Management, Compliance) is frequently reduced to IAM (Identity and Access Management) or, in best case, to a more business-centric layer on top of IAM infrastructures. In our research and publications around GRC we've pointed out that GRC platforms will have to go well…

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Dec 18, 2008: IAM and GRC Market Today and 2009 – What we have Observed this Year and what we Expect for 2009

The final Kuppinger Cole Webinar in 2008 will provide a conclusion of what we have observed in our research during 2008 - trends, interesting vendors and concepts, emerging standards, remarkable best practices. Based on this, we will also talk about our view on what we expect to happen in 2009.

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Who should be in charge of IAM?

This morning, I had two conversations on the question about who should be in charge of IAM in an organization. Afterwards, I run through my records and did some analysis. The main question: Which role do the IAM and GRC responsibles have in their organizations? I for sure only did a sample…

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Sun's new Access Manager is now OpenSSO Enterprise

Two months after unveiling the new strategy for its OpenSSO platform, Sun releases the next version of Access Manager. In keeping with Sun traditions, it's time for another product renaming exercise - from now on Access Manager will be known as OpenSSO Enterprise, and this version will…

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Trend Report IAM and GRC 2009-2019

Investments in IAM and GRC have to solve current needs - but what about the future? With IAM and GRC building the cornerstones of a holistic security infrastructure, decisions within these areas are fundamentally influencing corporate IT and therefore should remain valid beyond a scope of…

Advisory Note

Trend Report IAM and GRC 2009-2019

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Oct 02, 2008: Kuppinger Cole Trend Report IAM and GRC 2009-2019

During this webinar, Martin Kuppinger will present the key results of the Kuppinger Cole Trend Report IAM and GRC 2009-2019.

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Federation: The actual challenges become visible

The concept of Identity Federation slowly begins to establish itself, whether in Back-End with “classical” approaches or in the form of the user-centric Identity Management. The challenges are also shifted through this. It is no longer about long-discussed topics like standards or also the…

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Sun unveils new models for OpenSSO

Sun has just announced a revamp of its business model around its access management products. Previously, Sun had maintained its Access Manager product as the official commercial release available for customers who wanted a stable product with support. In parallel, OpenSSO was the development…

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Project Concordia shows important step in Federation Interoperability

At the RSA conference in San Francisco 2008 in the second week of April, several vendors demonstrated new interoperability between previously incompatible federation protocols. Through Project Concordia, a new project co-sponsored by the Liberty Alliance and several other vendors, several…

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Quest: Two new tools for SSO

Quest is providing more and more tools in the Identity Management space. That is no surprise, given the fact that Jackson Shaw is Senior Product Manager at Quest. Jackson Shaw has been at Zoomit and Microsoft before, thus being one of the “inventors” of Microsoft’s MIIS. During March…

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GRC and IAM - you can't separate it

At EIC 2008 I've presented our view on the relationship of GRC and IAM as well as our definition of the GRC market, the core results of our GRC market report 2008. Basically, the generic GRC tools we see emerging in the market are becoming more and more the business layer above the classical…

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Siemens DirX - back in the IAM market...

Some time ago, as a result of some of the fundamental reorganizations Siemens had to do within the last two years ago, the department responsible for the DirX solutions has been moved into the healthcare unit of Siemens. That was a somewhat unusual place for an identity management product…

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Federation and auto-provisioning

Ping Identity recently announced the availability of Version 5.1 of Ping Federate in their blog. What caught my attention was that Ping has now also finally added a feature I (and others) call "auto-provisioning" or "federated provisioning". In federated environments, when users from other…

Advisory Note

Trend Report: IAM und SOA 2008

Eine gemeinsame Studie von KCP und Ernst & Young AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Deutschland

Advisory Note

Trend Report SSO 2008

Single Sign-On (SSO) ist eines der wichtigsten Felder im Identity Management. Durch eine vereinheitlichte Authentifizierung können eine Reihe von Business-Values erreicht werden, darunter reduzierte Risiken für Sicherheit und Compliance sowie niedrigere Service Desk-Kosten.

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M-Tech - another interesting player in the IAM market

While M-Tech has a long customer list in northern America there are only a few customers here in Europe - even while M-Tech offers a comprehensive IAM suite. But M-Tech plans to address the European market more actively than before. They might have success if they do it the right way, with…

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IBM acquires Encentuate to boost SSO capabilities

On March 13th, IBM announced that it has acquired Encentuate, a maker of enterprise single-sign-on software, session management and strong authentication components. Enterprise single-sign-on works at the desktop session and application level, and is typically implemented as a set of modules…

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IAM und SOA

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User Centric IAM - all a lie?

I talked to my Sensei-san, Dr. Kpatcha Bayarou of Fraunhofer SIT, recently and allthough only having a few minutes, we came to some extreme views on what User Centric IAM really was about. Power! The power to control who gets access to what of my content and information! You are reading…

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Still unsolved: The relationship between IAM, SOA, and BSM

In a, may be, simplistic view on IT there are three important pillars on the IT infrastructure level. Using the - sometimes improper - buzzwords, these are Identity (and Access) Management (IAM) SOA - in fact more the technologies for business processes and flexible applications, e.g.…

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Auto-federation and the lighter side of federated identity

Now who says that federated identity can't be entertaining as well. On January 24th, Sun's Daniel Raskin, who is involved in Sun's OpenSSO project, poked a bit of fun at competitor Ping Identity by putting a short videoclip up on his blog which would help "explaining the differences" between…

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Passwordless for the Masses

Passwordless for the Masses

What an interesting coincidence: I’m writing this just after finishing a webinar where we talked about the latest trends in strong authentication and the ways to eliminate passwords within an enterprise. Well, this could not have been a better time for the latest announcement from Microsoft, introducing Azure Active Directory support for passwordless sign-in using FIDO2 authentication devices. Although most people agree that passwords are no longer an even remotely adequate [...]

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