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Embrace a Post-Modern IGA

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) leaders know that implementing IAM solutions comes with unique challenges:

  • Workforce changes, evolving threats, and new IT systems drive an increasingly complex IAM environment.
  • Fear of audit failures often distracts IGA leaders from the core business.
  • An IT-centric user experience built around inputs and outputs often misses big-picture context and connectivity between disparate systems, hindering rather than improving business processes.

Today’s IAM deployments tend to be fraught with pitfalls, unexpected costs, and regret. Nonetheless, even if you are struggling with your deployment, you probably shouldn’t abandon it. In many cases, the best option is to keep parts that are working and address areas where you have the greatest risk exposure. This almost always beats the backward move of replacing or fixing what you have. Think of it as post-modern IGA.

Below, you’ll see a glimpse of how a post-modern IGA approach to IAM solutions differs from the status quo. As you might expect, this new approach leverages new technologies. As you might not expect, you’ll add coverage almost immediately and see quick results while reducing overhead. And as a bonus, even as you add new solutions, post-modern IGA incorporates your deployed IAM solutions so you can still benefit from prior investments.

By design, post-modern IGA services bypass many challenges posed by legacy systems and high-cost, high-risk replacements. This new approach yields the immediate benefit of adding coverage and reducing overhead in weeks, instead of months or years.












3 key aspects of a post-modern IGA approach

  • Cloud-native IAM is built for the cloud from the start. It takes advantage of capabilities such as elastic scaling, and it is delivered as a managed service. Instead of intrusive software upgrades that often break custom deployments, features are added seamlessly. Customization is not necessary because you control the configuration to meet the unique needs of your enterprise.
  • Modular IAM systems thrive in a hybrid, multi-vendor IGA ecosystem. They allow you to focus on acute pain points, whether those are inadequately covered by existing solutions or not covered at all. If your current solution struggles with access certification, add a module to solve that and keep other systems that perform well enough. In this way, you turn inefficient and disparate legacy systems into productive parts of a forward-looking solution.
  • Opinionated, out-of-the-box processes use defaults and pre-defined metrics based on processes that have been proven to work for other organizations. The information model provides context for all managed entities and transactions. Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence assist with managing user access risks. Together, these features accelerate deployment and realization of improved outcomes for security, compliance, operations, and customer experience.

Level up to business-driven risk management 

A post-modern IGA approach allows IGA leaders to ratchet up coverage where it counts most without losing ground where you’ve already had success. The modular IAM solution is designed so you can focus on the most critical coverage gaps, with staged expenditures so you can allocate budget where it is most needed and expand at your own pace. In this way, the most critical business needs of the day are not hidden from IT but directly factored into IGA strategy.

To further reduce the costs and pressures of ever-growing system inputs that would otherwise drown IT departments, organizations should also take advantage of the versatility of cloud-native platforms. These new platforms are more likely to be enhanced by AI capabilities and enable quick and easy configuration for your enterprise.

A post-modern IGA approach bypasses many of the challenges of legacy systems and of high-cost, high-risk replacements and is architected to grow and flex in today’s dynamic marketplace. This new approach bridges on-premises and cloud environments and accelerates IAM deployment and effectiveness. To learn more, read our whitepaper: How Post-Modern IGA Transforms Problematic Deployments into Breakthrough Outcomes.

• Cybersecurity Accelerators: Leadership Tactics for Keeping Pace With the Business, Gartner Research (March 2022)

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