Are You and the IDaaS Market Ready for Each Other?

Archived Published: 08 May 2013 ID: G00247865


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The identity-and-access-management-as-a-service market's growth accelerated during the past year. More Gartner clients are interested in using IDaaS. Use this research to help understand this market, get the services you need and reduce your risks.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • With the entrance of several new vendors to the IDaaS market, it is difficult for IAM leaders to discern the variable services offered, as well as their functional depth, architecture and use-case support
      • Web-Centric IDaaS
      • Full-Featured IDaaS
    • Established implementations of on-premises IAM software, as well as security, privacy and viability concerns with IDaaS, continue to limit overall IDaaS investments by buyers
      • Will This Vendor Be Around in the Future?
      • Where's My Data?
      • Who Has Access to My Data?
      • Will IDaaS Cost Less in the Long Run?
      • Will These Services Perform Well, in My Geography, for My Use Cases, and for My On-Premises Applications?
    • SaaS application vendors' lack of support for standard IAM specifications remains problematic, providing challenges and opportunities for IDaaS buyers
  • Recommended Reading
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