Identity Management Solutions

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Identity Management Solutions Overview

What are Identity Management Solutions?

Identity and access management software manages information about the identity of software users and controls access to corporate resources. The overall goal of identity and access management software is to improve security and employee productivity. Identity management solutions should also lower costs while managing user identities and credentials.

Identity Management Solutions Features & Capabilities

  • Access (authorization or restriction of access to certain information to certain persons across locations and systems).

  • Single sign-on (SSO, describes the ability to login to the system once and only once, gaining access to all systems without the need for logging in again via help from a server).

  • Multi-factor authentication (using multiple, independent components to gain access, a simple step to increase security)

  • Password management and self-help for password users.

  • Identity federation, related to SSO, access spanning system boundaries (e.g. cloud access).

  • Directory / User Repository Management for tracking of users with access, and

  • Security Analytics for auditing and compliance...

Challenges from Distributed Identity-Based Systems

The modern IT environment is highly complex with large numbers of users accessing a tangle of on-premise and cloud applications. This makes identity and access management especially difficult. Each application essentially has its own proprietary identity store. Consequently, there is no directory federation, which burdens users with having to remember multiple logins. It burdens IT administrators with having to manage multiple different tools, procedures, and policies to manage user identities.

The latest solution to managing distributed identity-based systems is Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS). IDaaS is a cloud-based service offered by identity management vendors that outsources identity management to the vendor, especially in regards to access management for SaaS applications. In most cases, employees and other end users utilize Single Sign-On to access all of their business systems and applications. The vendor handles all of the identity management and authorization protocols on behalf of the business, saving the organization maintenance and overhead costs in the process.

Identity Centralization and Privileged Access Management

Identity management solutions make it much easier to manage provisioning while ensuring compliance. In other words, providing and revoking access to applications in accordance with policies. Identity and access management software also supplies self-service capabilities for end-users, so that they can get the application access they need with no delays. They can also be automatically de-provisioned on the day they leave.

Identity management solutions also enable businesses to utilize more granular privileged access management (PAM). Privileged access management ties users’ identities to specific privileges within different systems and applications. PAM capabilities limit the number of unnecessary access privileges that users have, minimizing the risk that comes with such excess privileges. Identity management software with PAM features, or standalone PAM products, also streamline privilege management for IT administrators, improving efficiency and security simultaneously.

Identity Management Solution Comparisons

There are some common factors to consider when comparing identity management solutions:
  1. Identity management suite vs. password management solution: Many identity management solutions started out as password management tools which then expanded into identity management. These products will likely excel at ease of use and integrations with popular 3rd party systems. In contrast, identity management suites with a legacy of identity management will likely be more robust for complex or large-scale identity management needs.

  2. User-focus vs. data security focus: same goals, but user-focus is more focused on making end-user’s identity management processes easier. In contrast, data security is more aligned with privileged access management, which prioritizes minimizing the attack surface of a business’s systems and data.

  3. SMB vs. Enterprise Users: Many identity management products skew towards either the SMB or the Enterprise markets. SMB-focused products will likely be easier to use with a greater focus on efficiency and self-service, while enterprise products will be more scalable and robust for IT administrators. Buyers can consider the distribution of reviews across SMB and enterprise reviews as a signpost of where a product may lie on this spectrum.

Pricing Information

Identity Management software vendors usually price per month per user. Some vendors sell tiers of functionality with enterprise-level pricing which can be as much as $35 per user per month. Others provide unbundled pricing allowing customers to buy capabilities such as multi-factor authentication or API access management as individual capabilities for specific users.

Identity Management Products

(1-25 of 134) Sorted by Most Reviews

Engage Live Sales Dashboard

The Engage Live Sales Dashboard is an HTML5, browser-based interface that enables users to log into and initiate real-time sales with their web-based visitors, prospects, customers and partners. From this central location users can share their availability (online status), manage…

Powertech Identity & Access Manager (BoKS)

Powertech Identity & Access Manager (BoKS) now from HelpSystems is designed to transform multi-vendor Linux and UNIX server environments into one centrally managed security domain. It simplifies an organization’s ability to enforce security policies, and control access to critical…

Evidian Identity and Access Manager

Evidian, an Atos company, offers an identity and access management (IAM) solution for access and authorization control.

Atos DirX Identity

DirX Identity from the European software company Atos is an identity governance and provisioning suite.

Enterprise Single Sign-On Manager

Tools4ever offers Enterprise Single Sign-On Manager (or E-SSOM), for an SSO solution.

Compact Identity

Xpress Sign-On presents a single sign-on (SSO), identity management solution, from Ilantus Technologies.

GARANCY IAM (formerly SAM Enteprise)

GARANCY IAM from Beta Systems, formerly the SAM Enterprise Suite, a large established software company headquartered in Germany, is an IAM suite for enterprises large and small, configurable, with modules to cover governance, compliance, and security needs.

Fischer Identity Suite

Fischer Identity is a cloud-based or on-premise identity management solution from Fischer International Identity headquartered in Naples, Florida, featuring access controls, password management, single sign-on (SSO), role and privilege management, and more, with a particular focus…

UserLock

UserLock from IS Decisions is a network access control and identity management solution.

OpenIAM Identity and Access Management

OpenIAM in New York offers an Identity and Access Management solution.

cMatrix

cMatrix from German company econet is an identity management / user provisioning option.

iWelcome

iWelcome is a Dutch company which provides cloud-based identity and access management (IAM).

Omada Identity Suite

Omada Identity Suite is the eponymous flagship toolset for identity and access management (IAM) from the relatively established Danish software company for access governance and compliance on the enterprise level.

Tivoli Access Manager

IBM Tivoli Access Manager (TAM) is an identity management solution, from IBM.

Identity Plus

Identity Plus is a multi-tenant cloud product built to simplify traditional IGA processes with s multiple built in integrations to third-party products and management solutions. Key features include: Role-based Account and Entitlements ProvisioningAccess Requests – Accounts and…

Brainwave

French software company Brainwave offers Brainwave Identity GRC, an enterprise-level identity and access management (IAM) solution dedicated to protection of assets, compliance, and reporting.

SecureAuth IdP

SecureAuth is an identity and adaptive access management solution from the company of the same name in Irvine, California, featuring 2FA or multi-factor authentication, adaptive authentication, and user self-service (e.g. password).

Identity Automation RapidIdentity

Identity Automation in Houston, Texas presents RapidIdentity, a suite of identity and access management (IAM) software for enterprise, education and government.

ServiceControl

ServiceControl is an identity management solution that is designed to provide a simpler way to create, manage, and audit accounts across multiple systems. This software is targeted at solution architects, IDM and IAM project managers, line-of-business application owners, and busy…

AccessMatrix Universal Authentication Server

i-Sprint, a Singaporan software company, offers AccessMatrix Universal Authentication Server (UAS), an enterprise single sign-on (SSO) and authentication solution.

Meibo

Relatively established French headquartered company Ilex International (founded in 1989 and dominant in France) offers Meibo, an enterprise-level identity and access management (IAM) solution, with services recently expanded to the UK.

Symantec Directory (formerly Layer7 Directory, from CA)

Symantec Directory (formerly Layer7 Directory from CA, now from Broadcom, is a directory server that provides the scalability and reliability needed to support the most demanding applications with minimal infrastructure and personnel resources.

Efecte Identity Management

Scandinavian company Efecte offers an enterprise-level identity and access management solution. The technology originates from RM5 Software, a recognized Scandinavian company, acquired by Efecte to expand its offerings.

Core Access Assurance Suite

Core (formerly Courion) Access Assurance Suite from Core Security is an enterprise-level identity and access management (IAM) solution containing an entire toolset of IAM task managers to automate creating and managing user accounts, self-service password reset, role policies and…

Frequently Asked Questions

How does identity management software work?

Identity management software tracks users’ credentials and accounts in a central repository, enabling more centralization and security.

What’s the difference between identity management and privileged access management?

Identity management enables privileged access management by providing the system of record for user’s credentials and information. PAM then uses those credentials to assign specific privileges.

Does my business need identity management software?

A business should consider investing in identity management software if it leverages more than 1 or 2 protected systems with proprietary, sensitive, or business-critical data.

What are the benefits of an identity management system?

Identity management systems allow IT administrators to work more efficiently, saving time and money. They also improve business security, mitigating risks and potential breaches.

How much does identity management software cost?

Identity management software is most commonly priced per month, per user, up to $35/user/month for large deployments. Some vendors also offer specific features, like API access management or MFA, a la carte.

What is IDaaS?

IDaaS is a cloud-based form of identity management where the vendor handles the infrastructure and authentication protocols that allow end users to access the business systems.