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By Martin Kuppinger

Identity Governance. The Value of Leveraging IGA Functions from the Cloud

With IT functions gradually shifting to the cloud, it is time to rethink the way supporting infrastructure and platform services such as IGA (Identity Governance and Administration) are implemented. While solutions running on premises, but also supporting cloud services were the norm until now, running IGA as a service, with support for the hybrid reality of IT infrastructures becomes the adequate solution.

1 Introduction

IGA (Identity Governance and Administration) is one of the core disciplines of today’s IAM (Identity and Access Management). IGA factually is a comb ...

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2 Highlights

  • Identity & Access Governance’s shifting focus from on premises first to cloud first, supporting all types of services
  • The need for Identity & Acce ...
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3 Identity & Access Governance: More than on premises, more than Least Privilege

IGA has to support the entire breadth of today’s IT infrastructure and business applications. With the shift to the cloud, the focus is shifting fro ...

Static entitlements only define which access is allowed or not, but don’t address which access factually happens. There are various situations of fr ...

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4 The new focus of IGA: Entitlements, Devices, Access

IGA must support all types of services, regardless of the deployment model. IGA must support all types of users, from employees to consumers. IGA must ...

However, it does not deal with other challenges such as

  • insecure devices that e.g. carry malware
  • attacks that run in the context of users, via s ...
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5 The solution: Integrated IGA from the Cloud

Running IGA from the cloud delivers best support for today’s cloud-centric IT infrastructures. It also allows for orchestrating various security ser ...

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6 The Microsoft approach on IGA from the Cloud

Microsoft Azure AD Identity Governance is a set of capabilities for delivering IGA from the cloud. It integrates with other Microsoft Azure based secu ...

For managing the identity lifecycle, Azure AD delivers a set of capabilities. Users can be managed directly within Azure AD. Azure AD also supports fl ...

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7 Action Plan for implementing IGA as a Service

IGA should become a service. This shouldn’t be simple a tools choice, but part of revisiting the IT strategy, the IT security strategy, and the IAM ...

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KuppingerCole Analysts, founded in 2004, is a global analyst company headquartered in Europe focusing on Information Security and Identity and Access Management (IAM). KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, outstanding practical relevance, and a vendor-neutral view on the information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance & Auditing Tools, Cloud and Virtualization Security, Information Protection, Mobile as well as Software Security, System and Network Security, Security Monitoring, Analytics & Reporting, Governance, and Organization & Policies.

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