Ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020

Ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020

Solutions Review’s Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch 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 ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020? 

As we transition into both the new year as well as the new decade, we need to ask new questions. How can we control what permissions and access users possess? How do we monitor our user’s temporary permissions and their everyday workflows? What kinds of limitations can we set on employee’s credentials based on their roles?   

Obviously, next-generation Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)  solutions work to answer all of these questions and more. These solutions aim to enforce the Principle of Least Privilege by providing visibility over your business’ users. Then, it can help your IT security team review their permissions and revoke any extraneous access.

Since hackers in 2020 plan on exploiting users’ identities as their primary attack, bloated credentials pose a considerable risk. Any trace of access creep could lay out the welcome mat for threat actors. All it takes is one unmonitored account to bring devastation to your organization. 

IGA solution providers continually innovate their products and services to combat threat actors and improve visibility. Therefore, to prepare your business for the new year, we compiled the top ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020! Here they are, in no particular order: 

The Ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020

IBM

IBM Identity Governance Vendors Watch 2020IBM appeared in numerous critical reports covering the identity governance and administration market in 2019. For example, it appeared in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration as a Leader; in fact, it achieved this position multiple years in a row. Additionally, IBM appeared in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Identity Governance and Administration report in 2019. 

Identity Automation 

identity automationIn 2019, Identity Automation kept itself busy. It extended support for WS-Federation and WS-Trust protocols. Also, it announced new options for its federated Single Sign-On in the cloud. Further, it received recognition in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration. 2020 looks primed for Identity Automation.   

Micro Focus

Micro Focus Identity Governance Vendors Watch 2020As befits one of the ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020, Micro Focus earns its spot. It recently appeared in the Gartner 2019 Critical Capabilities for Identity Governance and Administration. Also, Micro Focus was named to Gartner’s 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration, as well as the researcher’s 2019 Access Management Magic Quadrant.

Omada

omada 2020Omada appears poised for a North American push in 2020. In 2019, it formed several partnerships, including with Clango and Optimal IdM, to better reach American clients. Further, it appointed a new CEO in Michael Garrett. Additionally, Garner recognized Omada as a Leader in the 2019 IGA Magic Quadrant. It also appeared in the respective Critical Capabilities report. 

One Identity

One Identity Identity Governance Vendors Watch 2020One Identity’s identity governance capabilities received high marks in relevant industry reports from both Gartner and Forrester. In fact, Gartner named One Identity a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration. Additionally, One Identity has released research relating to privileged access management; this works with identity governance to supplement businesses’ cybersecurity policies. 

Oracle 

oracle identity governance and administration platformsOracle’s recent innovations and releases emphasize the cloud and on assisting specific use cases. Moreover, Oracle appeared on the Gartner Magic Quadrant in 2019 as a Challenger; it received a citation for the depth of their capabilities. 

SailPoint 

SailPoint identity governance and administration platformsIn 2019, SailPoint certainly kept itself busy. It acquired Orkus and OverWatchID, and received a patent for its application of machine learning. Meanwhile, Gartner named SailPoint a Leader in their Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration. Little wonder it appears in the ten identity governance and administration vendors to watch in 2020.  

Saviynt

Saviynt Identity Governance 2020Saviynt was recognized as a Leader for its IGA solution by the Gartner Magic Quadrant report. Moreover, the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report in 2019 named Saviynt an Overall Leader. Finally, it joined the Identity Defined Security Alliance. Saviynt looks like it is poised for a successful 2020.  

Simeio

Identity Governance Simeio specializes in cloud and hybrid environments, ideal for enterprises looking to undergo their digital transformation. It received recognition in the KuppingerCole IDaaS IGA Leadership Compass. Also, Simeio released the Simeio Identity Vault this year, a new tool for identity proofing. Meanwhile, Simeio received several CRN awards this year.  

Tools4ever

Identity Governance Tools4ever develops and provides standardized Identity Governance & Administration solutions that can be deployed and adopted within a few weeks. Also, it offers identity management as a service through its HelloID solution, which is designed for cloud environments. Moreover, it continues to emphasize educational identity governance, with plans to present on the future of education technology.

In conclusion, to find out more about the ten Identity Governance and Administration Vendors to Watch in 2020, check out our Buyer’s Guide. We cover the top vendors and their key capabilities in detail! Check it out here

     

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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