Solutions Review: 4 IGA Vendors to Watch in 2021

Solutions Review: 4 IGA Vendors to Watch in 2021

Solutions Review’s IGA Vendors to Watch 2021 is an annual listing of solution providers we believe are worth monitoring. Companies are commonly included if they demonstrate a product roadmap aligning with our meta-analysis of the marketplace. Other criteria include recent and significant funding, talent acquisition, a disruptive or innovative new technology or product, or inclusion in a major analyst publication.

Who are the 4 IGA Vendors to Watch in 2021? We answer it as part of the #InfoSecInsightJam.

COVID-19 exposed numerous vulnerabilities in enterprise IT environments by forcing businesses to embrace remote workforces sooner than expected. Without the right tools, trying to monitor and regulate the permissions of users becomes an exercise in frustration and potential bottom-line devastation. Removing users from the premises means they can move data without oversight, access digital locations above their job title, and accumulate privileges without restraint (making them ideal targets).

Of course, this is where identity governance and administration (IGA) steps in. IGA monitors and regulates users’ permissions and privileges in your environment. Therefore, it allows your IT security team to revoke any unnecessary privileges or perhaps grant temporary privileges on strict time limits as needed. This simply scrapes the surface of what an IGA solution can provide.

We list the 4 IGA Vendors to Watch in 2021.

4 IGA Vendors to Watch in 2021


SailPointSailPoint’s IdentityIQ, offered as a standalone on-premises product with several optional add-ons, is well-regarded for its strong identity governance capabilities and provisioning capabilities. In 2020, it continued fostering this reputation. It was recognized in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Identity Governance & Administration. Additionally, SailPoint announced new updates to the SailPoint Predictive Identity platform and new updates to its SaaS platform.

Identity Automation

identity automationIdentity Automation’s, RapidIdentity, supports not only identity governance and administration capabilities but automated provisioning, and access and account management as well. Identity Automation appeared in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity Governance and Administration 2020. Additionally, it announced major updates this summer, including password blacklist screening, scheduled entitlements, and FIPS compliance certification. It acquired Enboard in 2020.

IBM Security 

IBMIBM Security’s Identity Governance and Administration suite—Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI)—combines solutions for strong automation and governance. IBM was named a Leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity Governance and Administration 2020. Also, IBM Security appeared as a Challenger in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management.

SimeioSimeio offers its own identity governance and administration service. That service, its Identity Orchestrator platform, automates compliance reporting and protects against both internal and external threats with password and role management, access creep prevention, segregation of duties enforcement, and identity proofing. Additionally, it received recognition in the KuppingerCole IGA Leadership Compass for 2020.

To learn more about the IGA Vendors to Watch, check out our IGA Buyer’s Guide! We cover the top solution providers and their key capabilities in detail!

Ben Canner