Top Six Considerations When Choosing an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) Solution for Zero Trust Security
Today’s growing reliance on cloud infrastructure and the increasing number and variety of apps that are being adopted by organizations — from on-premises apps, cloud-based apps, to mobile apps — are primary drivers in companies moving away from a traditional, perimeter-based security approach. Instead it’s being replaced by a new security strategy based on a “Zero Trust” model with identity at its core. The Zero Trust approach starts by securely identifying both the user and their device with features like single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) — then applies context-aware policy and enforces least privilege to ensure that only the right users are accessing the right resources at the right time. As we look to redefine security where every access is authenticated and authorized, selecting the right IDaaS vendor becomes a critical decision to make. Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) is an emerging solution category for managing and simplifying access to apps, but there are a number of feature, architecture and maturity considerations when selecting an IDaaS. This paper will discuss six of the top considerations.