Channel Sees Identity Management Market In Flux

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In addition to Aveksa, NetIQ provides NetIQ Cloud Security Services. Cser said IBM partners with Lighthouse Gateway, which provides multitenancy. Oracle partners with Wipro and Simeio Solutions to provide multitenancy support, Cser said. CA recently updated its CloudMinder product, announcing support for additional on-premises and cloud applications.

Cser believes the top vendors will be able to work with companies to consolidate user stores and cloud SaaS applications into a cloud user store. Vendors should be able to support both on-premises and SaaS-based applications.

Identity and access management vendors that are more channel-friendly support multitenancy, said Binod Singh, CEO of San Antonio-based Ilantus Technologies, an Aveksa partner. Multitenancy support enables providers to use one instance of a platform to multiple clients.

Singh called the acquisition exciting and said he expects RSA to embed additional intelligence capabilities into the Aveksa platform. The acquisition is a good fit because RSA has been strong in intelligence but it did not have strong administration and governance capabilities, while Aveksa's administration is new and relatively immature in its character, Singh said.

"They're trying to do some sort of Scotch-taping to bring in BYOD functionality and, secondly, they're bringing in that cloud piece," Singh said of identity and access management providers.

All the identity and access governance vendors are consolidating user administration and provisioning, identity and access governance and identity access intelligence into a full-fledged platform, Singh said.


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