Pervasive enterprise digital transformation actions continue to dramatically expand business complexity and the attack surface, leading organizations to face increasing cybersecurity complexity. Compromised identities are at the center of today’s challenges- however, most organizations are still executing project by project, capability by capability. To enable organizations to implement identity and data management strategies based on business outcomes, Optiv Security and SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. announced a new Optiv Identity Governance-as-a-Service, the first-to-market as-a-Service powered by IdentityNow. This new offering is a key element of Optiv’s Cyber-as-a-Service (CaaSTM) Platform, and a core component of Optiv’s end-to-end Identity-as-a-Service capability, with two additional offerings scheduled for release later this year: digital access management as-a-Service and privileged access management as-a-Service.
Designed to allow organizations of all sizes to recognize the advantages of implementing identity solutions without requiring significant software and skillset expertise investments, Optiv’s Identity Governance-as-a-Service is a comprehensive identity administration and governance platform. It combines Optiv’s best practice approach and extensive experience delivering holistic services that address identity management challenges with the power of SailPoint’s IdentityNow, a multi-tenant SaaS solution for cloud identity governance. Together, this provides organizations of all sizes with a fully-featured identity program that uses a subscription-based cloud model.
“To truly mitigate risks in a world moving at the speed of digital transformation, businesses need a new approach to identity and data governance that aligns with an effective model for risk governance. Organizations must re-examine their identity programs through a lens that focuses on speed and agility, so their transformation efforts aren’t derailed,” said Julie Talbot-Hubbard, vice president and general manager, identity and data management for Optiv. “Our new Identity Governance-as-a-Service is designed to help organizations address the speed of change by enabling them to innovate how they consume and apply security. We are proud to partner with SailPoint on this offering and are looking forward to helping more organizations realize efficient, flexible and measurable approaches to identity management so they can become involved in key business initiatives earlier, and be empowered to seize new business opportunities without introducing undue risk.”
“To be successful, today’s modern enterprises must accommodate the needs of a broad base of users that includes employees, partners, suppliers, contractors and more. Each user group has specific systems and asset needs in the corporate ecosystem, and each requires fast, easy and entirely mobile access to business assets,” said Harry Gould, vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, for SailPoint. “Optiv’s new Identity Governance-as-a-Service, the first identity governance as-a-Service currently in market that is built on IdentityNow, can be rapidly deployed allowing users to connect to and use identity governance services from the cloud. We believe this delivers a unique business solution to customers, particularly for those organizations that have been searching for a scalable IGA solutions like ours, and we are excited to bring it to market with Optiv.”
Optiv’s Identity Governance-as-a-Service can be consumed alone or combined with other Optiv CaaSTM, advisory or integration services, and is designed to provide clients with:
- System Availability – access to platform and features as needed; the ability to keep employees mobile and productive by minimizing times they are locked out of accounts.
- Identity Management – unified and centralized password management across data center, cloud and mobile resources.
- Solution Management – the ability to maintain configuration control, system documentation and streamline and simplify audit process and reporting.
- Maximized Investment – reduced time and costs of compliance efforts with automated access reviews; reduced operation costs with decreased help desk costs.
- Enhanced Security – automated password policy enforcement, provisioning, and de-provisioning access and periodic review of who has access to critical applications.