Recent Breach Highlights Differences in IDaaS Approaches

As I talk to customers who are looking into leveraging cloud Identity services and are thinking about issues around how and where user data is stored and processed, I sometimes come across a customer who throws up their hands and says something like “the identity data is already in the cloud anyway –at the service…

Authentication: One Size Does Not Fit All

I’ve been coming to the RSA conference on and off (mostly on) for more than 15 years, and each year there seems to be more strong authentication vendors demonstrating new and interesting approaches to authenticating end users. At RSA, we track and test these different approaches to find the best ones for integration into our…

IDaaS, the New Identity White Whale or the Fish That Shouldn’t Get Away?

In Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick, a crazed mariner wildly pursues an unattainable beast with tragic consequences. So too can the pursuit of identity solutions that give visibility to and control over cloud, mobile, web, and legacy applications feel like a wild quest. To this end, many organizations following the general IT trend of…

It’s Time to Bridge the Identity Infrastructure Chasm

In a previous blog I discussed the importance of not carving a chasm into your identity infrastructure by using different systems for on-premise and cloud-based applications. I’ll continue with that creative metaphor this time by addressing the way organizations can actually bridge the chasm to solve these IAM challenges. Today’s enterprises are leveraging cloud services in a…

When It Comes to Your Identity Infrastructure Don’t Carve the Chasm

As organizations increasingly leverage cloud-based applications, they are struggling to extend their identity infrastructures to this new model. Most organizations have been working for years – with some success – to provide a common identity infrastructure across all of the applications they provide to their employees and customers, so that users can have a better…

IDaaS in a Hybrid Computing World – Deployment Flexibility Required!!

As many enterprise decisions makers would like to leverage the cloud as much and as quickly possible, we must face the reality that we live in a world where most organizations will continue to have some applications and resources that require more capabilities than the cloud can offer them. So I believe we will continue…