Taming the tsunami of bots, apps and cloud infrastructures

24th August 2018
Source: SailPoint
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Taming the tsunami of bots, apps and cloud infrastructures

SailPoint Technologies Holdings continues to drive innovation with IdentityIQ to help organisations embrace thenew frontiers in identity governance, which address the explosion of new users, applications and data driven by digital transformation. With IdentityIQ 7.3, SailPoint expands the definition of identities beyond humans, providing the ability to govern non-human identities such as software bots, including robotic process automation (RPA) bots.

With the new IdentityIQ Accelerator Pack, SailPoint enables organisations to rapidly onboard the thousands of applications their business users now rely on into IdentityIQ, significantly accelerating their identity governance deployment and time-to-value. IdentityIQ 7.3 also deepens the functionality for governing access to mission-critical Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP environments, ensuring they are secured in the same way as the rest of an organisation’s infrastructure.

Enterprises are increasingly relying on software bots and other types of non-human identities to drive business efficiencies and to keep pace with digital transformation. Until now, these bots have largely been left unmanaged by identity governance programs, leaving organisations exposed to security and compliance risks. Now, IdentityIQ enables organisations to govern bots and their access to all enterprise applications and data by enforcing processes like requesting, approving and certifying access as well as extending access-based policy definitions to these non-human users.

“We continue to see an increase in the usage of bots in our IT environment and it is important to be able to manage and govern them just as we manage and govern their human counterparts,” said Sheri Munro, Director, Security Operations, Enterprise Technology and Services, Manulife. “These technologies create operational efficiencies for us, but we must incorporate them into our identity governance strategy to ensure we remain secure and compliant.”

IdentityIQ’s new Accelerator Pack empowers enterprises to rapidly scale their implementation across the increasingly broad and hybrid application environment. Through pre-configured options and best practice use cases, enterprises can now onboard new applications and configure governance processes in a matter of hours versus weeks. The Accelerator Pack also allows business analysts to easily take on the more technical tasks of an IdentityIQ deployment, significantly reducing the cost to deploy and eliminating the need to find trained identity resources. Importantly, the Accelerator Pack provides ‘break-glass’ functionality and allows organisations to take instant, targeted action in the event of a data breach, immediately terminating an identity and re-provisioning access once it has been determined a threat no longer exists.

“Reducing the time and effort it takes to onboard applications is essential in helping us scale to meet the demands of our business effectively,” said Stuart Harrison, Chief Information Security Officer of Medibank. “Traditionally, identity governance integration can take many weeks per application, however with the IdentityIQ Accelerator Pack, we’ll be able to extend our identity governance implementation to many applications far more rapidly as a result of this more streamlined implementation approach.”

IdentityIQ 7.3 features advanced governance capabilities that extend identity governance lifecycle and compliance management capabilities in mission-critical AWS and SAP environments. Now, AWS environments are secured and governed with IdentityIQ in the same manner as the rest of an enterprise’s infrastructure, including certification reviews, access requests and the creation and enforcement of separation-of-duty (SoD) policies. Additionally, IdentityIQ now provides advanced SAP administrator tools designed to provide deep visibility and controls into organisational data and enable the creation of SoD policies leveraging granular SAP attributes.

“Enterprises are facing evolving risks today. From costly data breaches and failing to meet regulatory compliance mandates to digital transformation fuelled by cloud services and new intelligent bots – the list is long and growing. The way in which enterprises manage identities must adapt to address these risks,” said Paul Trulove, Chief Product Officer, SailPoint. “SailPoint is leading identity governance into the next frontier helping organisations secure and enable the digital identities of all users, both human and non-human, across all applications – on-premises or in the cloud – and all data whether structured or unstructured. We’re committed to driving innovation that helps organisations embrace these new frontiers in identity, while simultaneously helping accelerate the tangible business benefits from their identity program.”


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