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SBN Identity Where You Can Control It!

Regardless of whether your data is stored in an on-prem directory or in a cloud one, if you’re using the Idaptive Next-Gen Access Cloud platform, you manage and secure your identity data.

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It’s 2019, and cloud is mainstream, ubiquitous and here to stay. Debates about whether cloud will become a dominant form of delivery for infrastructure, platform services and applications have long been settled. Amazon Web Services is a $30B+ run rate business, Salesforce has a market cap of over $115B with a P/E ratio of 100+ and ZScaler stock price is up over 300% since it went public just over a year ago, indicating the market’s growth expectations for its business.

But the world is changing around us, and so are organizations’ and individuals’ expectations of cloud infrastructure, platform services and applications, especially as they relate to IDENTITY data and insights. GDPR has already become center stage in the European Union. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 will go live in January 2020. The Federal Communications Commission is increasingly scrutinizing and potentially penalizing technology companies on how they store, use, and “sell” identity data. The global eco-political climate has taken a turn too, with trade disputes and increasing reservations about the sometimes close relationships technology companies have with the state – an example of which is the recent saga around Huawei.

In this new world, having control over where and how your identity data is secured is of paramount importance to organizations. For a Data Controller, giving up complete “control” of your identity data to a Data Processor – which is what other prominent IDaaS vendors require – can be a scary proposition. It can rob you of having the appropriate level of visibility into how and where this data is stored, what it is potentially used for, and who else has access to it, thus exposing the organization to security and compliance risks, some of which may be critical for business continuity.

This is where Idaptive differentiates itself from the rest of the Identity-as-a-Service vendors. At Idaptive, we’re proud to claim that we’re the only market leading IDaaS solution that does not force you to synchronize your identity data with our Cloud Directory. Regardless of whether your data is stored in an on-prem directory or in a cloud one, if you’re using the Idaptive Next-Gen Access Cloud platform, you manage and secure your identity data. Other vendors in this space require you to synchronize your identity data with their cloud or Universal directories for user authentication and authorization, identity lifecycle management and other core capabilities. But our Next-Gen Access platform was created with the philosophy of “Identity where you can control it”, and we intend to stay true to that core tenet as we rapidly innovate and continue to disrupt and lead the IDaaS market.

To find out more about the Idaptive architecture, please see Idaptive’s Trust Document.


*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Articles authored by Archit Lohokare. Read the original post at: https://www.idaptive.com/articles/identity-where-you-can-control-it/