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SailPoint Introduces Standardized Approach to Extend Identity Governance to Privileged Accounts

SailPoint , the leader in enterprise identity management, today announced the availability of the SailPoint IdentityIQTM Privileged Account Management Module, the industry’s first standardized approach to extending identity governance processes and controls to highly privileged accounts. By aligning identity governance with privileged access management (PAM) solutions, enterprises now have a complete view of a user’s access, inclusive of both standard and privileged accounts and entitlements, from a single pane of glass. The new Privileged Account Management Module works directly with industry-leading PAM vendors including BeyondTrust, CyberArk, Lieberman Software, Osirum, and Thycotic – all members of SailPoint’s Identity+ Alliance .

“Many organizations have implemented both PAM and identity governance systems, yet have done so separately. This has impeded organizations’ ability to address the challenges of securing their infrastructure due to a siloed view of a privileged users’ access across all systems. It also creates potential access violations and naturally increases risk of non-compliance with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, GDPR and SOX,” said Paul Trulove, vice president of product management for SailPoint. “By extending identity governance to privileged accounts, we’re giving enterprises the 360-degree view they need to identify high-risk profile identities who may be violating segregation of duty policies and enforce unified access policies, improving their security posture and reducing the risk of insider threats. This empowers our customers to govern access to all users, including those with privileged access. Until this integrated approach, having that unified view and management wasn’t possible.”

The SailPoint IdentityIQ Privileged Account Management Module makes it easier to extend identity governance processes and controls to highly privileged access, allowing enterprises to centrally manage access to privileged and non-privileged accounts. Previously, enterprises had no choice but to manage privileged access separately from a user’s overall access, using a PAM solution to manage privileged accounts and an identity governance solution to manage all other access. This resulted in both a disjointed process without integration between the two systems, and more importantly, no way to apply consistent governance controls across both privileged and non-privileged accounts. This best practices approach provides the comprehensive view that’s been missing, and makes it a good candidate for becoming an industry standard.

The SailPoint IdentityIQ Privileged Account Management Module allows enterprises to:

  • Establish complete visibility and governance across all privileged accounts,
  • Automate governance controls, providing a complete view of an identity’s access and its associated privileged accounts, eliminating over-entitled users,
  • Speed the delivery of provisioning and deprovisioning privileged access based on user role or lifecycle event changes, and
  • Rapidly deploy and integrate with their PAM vendor of choice, through a SCIM-based integration model; resulting in a greater return on existing PAM investments.

“Enterprises typically have a blind spot when it comes to having full visibility across an identity’s entire user access lifecycle, reinforcing the importance of integrating privileged account security data into effective identity and access management strategies,” said Adam Bosnian, executive vice president, global business development, CyberArk. “Working together with SailPoint, we enable customers to strengthen their security posture by automatically and consistently applying governance policies to all of a user’s privileges, accounts and entitlements and thus enhancing the strength, flexibility and reliability of the integrated security stack.”

“Gartner believes that significant value is derived from integrating PAM technologies with other technologies in your IAM portfolio. One specific opportunity for integration involves PAM and identity governance and administration (IGA). A combined PAM and IGA solution provides organizations with increased control, visibility and governance over all user accounts in their environment, which helps reduce vulnerabilities such as an insider threat,” notes Gartner, Inc., in Securing Privileged Accounts Through PAM and IGA Integration, Lori Robinson, November 16, 2016.

SailPoint: The Power of Identity™

SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. SailPoint’s open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. SailPoint's customers are among the world’s largest companies in virtually every industry, including: 9 of the top banks, 7 of the top retail brands, 6 of the top healthcare providers, 6 of the top property and casualty insurance providers, and 6 of the top pharmaceutical companies.

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