Elevate trust with MFA

For decades, Gartner has recommended the use of MFA to protect important information and user accounts. Organizations are now embracing MFA as a strategic enterprise initiative for two reasons:

  1. The need for MFA has never been more acute, particularly as organizations migrate to hybrid/multicloud topologies for SaaS, IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS) — as well as collaboration tools like Exchange Online.
  2. Today’s MFA technology delivers accelerated value due to SaaS-based MFA platforms — as well as mobile push and Fast Identity Online (FIDO)-style USB hardware authenticators.

It is imperative that organizations take a holistic, strategic approach to their enterprisewide MFA initiatives. MFA still requires some forethought, but technological advances like mobile push authentication and a SaaS management model make it much easier to deploy at scale. 

Recommended sessions on the agenda include:

  • To MFA for Office 365 ... and Beyond!
  • Is the Era of Passwordless Authentication Finally Here?
  • Ask the Expert: Multifactor Authentication 
  • Showdown! Comparing the IAM Capabilities of AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Guidance for Decentralized Identity Adoption
  • Workshop: Choosing the Right Cloud MFA Offering
  • Me, Myself and I: Is Biometric Authentication Ready for Prime Time?           
  • Passwordless Authentication Is Already Here, It's Just Unevenly Distributed


Key MFA topics on the agenda include:

  • User-friendly mulit-layered approach
  • Integration points (Office 365, LDAP, RADIUS, etc.)
  • Reduce risk of stolen credentials 
  • Protect corporate applications
  • Biometrics
  • Mitigate phising attacks
  • Cloud-based MFA

 

Next-Generation Trends in Identity and Access Management

The growing scope and complexity of modern identity environments is becoming too difficult to manage in the usual ways, requiring IT leaders to evolve their IAM environments. Ahead of Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2019, Smarter With Gartner reached out to experts presenting at the conference to ask them what the upcoming IAM trends are and how IT leaders should prepare.

Read the full Smarter With Gartner article for tips on the IAM trends for which IT leaders should be prepared.