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Utilize Identity Analytics to Improve IGA Processes and Reduce Risk

Published: 17 November 2017

ID: G00341343

Analyst(s): Lori Robinson


Identity analytics is the next evolution of the IGA market. It combines big data and advanced analytics to detect access-related risks and enhance IAM processes. This assessment defines how technical professionals can best apply identity analytics to their IGA efforts.

Table Of Contents


  • Identity Analytics Defined
  • Aligning Identity Analytics and the IGA Infrastructure
  • Identity Analytics Use Cases
    • Effective Access Certifications
    • Continuous Risk Evaluation (Microcertifications)
    • Contextual Access Requests and Approvals
    • Intelligent Access Policies and Roles
    • Governance Over Unstructured Data
    • Account Cleanup
  • Identity Analytics Market 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 User Profiling
    • Behavioral and Data Analytics
    • Risk Scoring and Evaluation
    • Data Presentation and Visualization
    • Continuous Monitoring, Alerting and Remediation
  • Architectural Components
    • Data Services
    • Analytics Platform
    • Connectors
    • Inputs and Outputs
    • Presentation Services

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