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Building a Risk-Aware IAM Environment With Identity Analytics

Published: 14 March 2016

ID: G00273300

Analyst(s): Trent Henry, Lori Robinson


Identity analytics is the next evolution of the IGA market. Identity professionals can use this emerging set of solutions combining big data and advanced analytics to increase identity-related risk awareness and enhance IAM processes such as access certification, access request and role management.

Table Of Contents


  • Identity Analytics Defined
  • Aligning Identity Analytics and the IGA Infrastructure
  • Creating a Risk-Aware IAM Environment
    • Effective Access Certifications
    • Informed Access Requests and Approvals
    • Privileged Account Monitoring
    • Simplified Role Management
    • Getting a Handle on Unstructured Data
    • Account Cleanup
  • Vendor Landscape
  • "Analytics" Market Affinities
    • Differentiating Identity Analytics From Other Security Analytics Offerings
    • Supporting Business Intelligence Initiatives With Identity Analytics
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Features and Functions
    • Data Mining and Aggregation
    • Identity Correlation and Profiling
    • Behavior and Data Analytics
    • Risk Scoring and Evaluation
    • Data Presentation and Visualization
    • Continuous Monitoring, Alerting and Remediation
  • Architectural Components
    • Data Services
    • Analytics Platform
    • Connectors
    • Presentation Services
    • Inputs and Outputs

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