2014 Identity and Access Management Maturity

Feb 24, 2014
Jeff Koke
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The need to connect and manage an increasing number of distributed digital identities across organizations remains a key challenge. While Identity and Access Management (IAM) has been around long enough to be considered mature in many aspects, a number of new IAM technologies—along with drivers for using IAM—are evolving in response to heightened security and compliance requirements as well as the general trend of moving functionality to the cloud.

To gain a benchmark of IAM maturity across companies, Wisegate members commissioned a survey—run by Wisegate—of senior-level IT security professionals.

The survey results provide useful guidance to IT executives interested in how their peers across organizations regard their current IAM status, including:

  • Access Management Maturity Level for Unique Person Identifier, Rich Identity Profile, Web SSO, Enterprise SSO, Federation, Externalized Authorization, and Role-Based Access
  • Administration and Architecture Maturity Level in several factors, including Role Management, Identity Bridge, Self-Service Portal, Identity APIs, Role-Based Provisioning, Attestation/Certification, and Request-Based Provisioning
  • External Provisioning and Cloud Systems for credentialing
  • Identity Management Drivers at respondents’ organizations

A few of the key findings from the report are summarized in the infographic below:


The full report, titled “2014 Identity and Access Management Maturity” is available to Wisegate members.

As a special bonus, the full report will also be distributed to participants of the RSA Conference Peer2Peer session “Identity & Access Management (IAM) Maturity: A Comparison Across Companies” which is led by the report’s co-author Caedmon Bear, Principal, Identity Management Technology, Charles Schwab.

If you are attending the RSA Conference and interested in the topic of IAM, be sure to drop in for the session on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the West Hall, Room 2021.

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