2. Identity Management, Access Control
Solution providers told CRN in July following EMC's acquisition of Aveksa that the market for identity management and access control platforms is in flux. The news of Snowden's apparent widespread access to systems, combined with ongoing password theft and other high-profile data breaches has prompted a look at tighter access control measures, including multifactor authentication, provisioning and reporting. Solution providers say the latest behavioral analytics can identify if someone is attempting to log into systems from an unusual location or at an unusual time, and challenge them with additional measures before validating and authorizing access to corporate resources.