SailPoint Updates IdentityIQ To Enable Open 'Identity-Awareness' for Enterprise Security, IT Operations
Long-time identity and access management provider SailPoint is taking a bold step to make it easy for organizations to bring IAM into the fight against hackers and data breaches. SailPoint’s IdentityIQ 7.0 IAM platform is now designed to be more easily integrated with other elements of an organization operational and IT security infrastructure.
Long-time identity and access management provider SailPoint is taking a bold step to make it easy for organizations to bring IAM (identity and access management) to the fight against hackers and data breaches.
SailPoint’s IdentityIQ 7.0 IAM platform is now designed to be more easily integrated with other elements of an organization operational and IT security infrastructure. The extensibility in IdentityIQ comes as the nature of today’s threats are getting more sophisticated and dangerous, according to SailPoint execs.
“We need to accept that the world has changed,” noted SailPoint’s CMO Juliette Rizkallah, in a recent blog post. She went on to spell out the dangers in a post entitled 2016: The Year When Identity is Everything.
No company or agency is safe from attacks; corporations that we trust with our information, our family’s information and even our kids’ information was, is or will be targeted.
As the world evolves, so must IT security. It used to be that network security was all we needed since intruders had to either come into the physical location or hack from outside the network. Now, hackers have turned to the weakest link in the security infrastructure: Us. People. Users. Identities.
SailPoint updated IdentityIQ to reflect this new, more dangerous reality.
A well-protected wall around the corporate network is no longer sufficient to predict and stop every attack on sensitive corporate data, according to Paul Trulove, vice president of product management at SailPoint. Traditional IT security solutions today now need to be augmented with context-aware controls to better prevent, identify and contain data breaches, he added.
“With IdentityIQ 7.0, we’re putting IAM at the core of IT and security to better equip our customers with the visibility needed to quickly react to a breach, understand who and what is at risk, and potentially shut down an attack before it spreads,” Trulove indicated.
Architecturally, to deliver these capabilities, IdentityIQ 7.0 sports a set of robust API interfaces. These will enable third-party vendors to create bi-directional integrations that extend user-specific context into their security and operational systems, according to Trulove.
At present, the new connectors and third-party systems supported in SailPoint IdentityIQ 7.0 include:
- New or enhanced connectors for Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dropbox, ServiceNow (Geneva and Fuji releases) and Duo Security to help organizations address security across cloud applications;
- An extension of IdentityIQ’s SAP integration to SAP GRC, delivering granular entitlement management and automatic validation of access changes for segregation of duty violations; and
- A full integration with SecurityIQ, SailPoint’s data access governance solution, allowing customers to manage and control access rights to the growing volumes of structured and unstructured data as a part of their IAM strategy.
These types of integration-ready capabilities would provide more granular and context-aware security solutions, such as privileged account management, user behavior analytics, data governance, mobile device management and IT service management, Trulove added. To promote third-party integrations with IdentityIQ IAM, SailPoint also launched a new Identity+ Alliance program.
As users look for more context-aware types of security solution. SailPoint’s new alliance program is designed to share identity context and support identity-specific policies across disparate systems, noted Joe Gottlieb, a senior vice president at SailPoint. Such context-aware security, using identity as part of the mix, will allow breaches to be better identified and minimized, he added.
The Identity+ Alliance enables technology vendors to develop and test their own integrations with SailPoint offerings, using SDKs with standard APIs like SQL, SCIM and REST plus developer support and cloud-based certification testing with SailPoint products. Technology partners include AirWatch, Balabit, BeyondTrust, CyberArk, Informatica and Lieberman Software.
IdentityIQ 7.0 is available now. More information can be obtained here.