Key Findings – The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018

Key Findings – The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018

Disclaimer: The opinions described in this article belong to the researchers and editors of The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018 report. Solutions Review does not expressly condone any individual solution or solution provider.  

Cambridge, MA-based analyst house Forrester Research has recently released the latest iteration of its flagship Wave Report; the report’s full title is “The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018.”

In their 26-criterion evaluation of identity management and governance researchers Merrit Maxim, Stephanie Balaouras, Bill Barringham, and Diane Lynch identify what they consider the 9 most significant providers.

The 9 solution providers named to The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018 are CA Technologies, IBM, Ivanti, Micro Focus, Omada, One Identity, RSA Security, SailPoint Technologies, and Saviynt.

The Wave Report details their findings and examines how each vendor meets (or falls short of) Forrester’s evaluation criteria and where vendors stand in relation to each other. The Wave Report also outlines the current state of the market and separates the top providers into Leaders, Strong Performers, Contenders, and Challengers.

The editors of Solutions Review read the report on identity management and governance. We pulled a few of the most important takeaways. They are:

One-Third Lead the Pack

The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance, Q3 2018 names three of the nine solution vendors as Leaders: Sailpoint, Saviynt, and IBM.

Meanwhile, RSA Security, CA Technologies, One Identity, and Omada are all Strong Performers. Micro Focus and Ivanti round out the group as Contenders.  

Among the Leaders, Sailpoint receives distinction for its deployment variety and its ease of deployment. Saviynt is praised for its cloud-centric architecture and delivery of identity management and governance as a SaaS solution. IBM is lauded for its separation of duty and role mining.

Simplicity is the Key

Forrester indicates analytics, cloud support, and risk metrics are the key differentiators in the identity management and governance market. Enterprises are increasingly embracing hybrid IT environments and need solutions that help them navigate these architectures. Enterprises also need better event detection, easier user interfaces, and to see their vendors as partners.

Other Resources: 

The 17 Best Identity Governance and Administration Platforms of 2018

The 10 Coolest IAM and Identity Security CEO Leaders

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The Role of Identity in Digital Transformation

The Current State of Biometric Authentication in IAM

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The 32 Best Identity and Access Management Platforms for 2018

Key Findings: KuppingerCole’s Access Governance & Intelligence Leadership Compass

2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Identity Governance and Administration: Key Takeaways

Reflection on the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance

Ben Canner

Ben Canner is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He previously worked as a corporate blogger and ghost writer. You can reach him via Twitter and LinkedIn.
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