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How to Decide Whether Cloud-Based IAM Services From Amazon, Google or Microsoft Are Right For Your Organization

Published: 21 November 2017

ID: G00331268

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman

Summary

Major public IaaS providers' IAM capabilities will be increasingly, but variably, viable alternatives to third-party IAM software and IDaaS. Security and risk management leaders must evaluate use-case needs, current IAM investments and skills, and provider feature set maturity to make good choices.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Public cloud IaaS providers are delivering viable IAM capabilities, particularly for applications hosted in their clouds, but these options add decision-making complexity for IAM leaders looking for solutions
    • Identify Use Cases and Application Architectures
    • Evaluate Public Cloud IAM Vendors' Capabilities to Meet Your Functional Requirements
    • Vendors' IAM Capabilities and Support for Different Use Cases
    • Evaluate Use of IaaS IAM From Nonfunctional Perspectives

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