KuppingerCole Report
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By Martin Kuppinger

Why modern Enterprise IAM must be rearchitected: Build your case for containerized IAM and IDaaS

IT paradigms are under change. Containerized solutions, building on Microservice Architectures and exposing well-defined sets of APIs, are rapidly becoming the new normal. Such architectures provide clear benefits when used for IAM, allowing customers to shift from lengthy deployments of complex IAM tools to an agile deployment and operations approach, based on continuous innovation. Avatier supports that shift with its Avatier Identity Anywhere offering as a containerized IAM solution that can run everywhere, on premises or in the Cloud as full IDaaS (Identity as a Service).

1 Introduction

IAM (Identity and Access Management) in general and IGA (Identity Governance & Administration, integrated solutions for Identity Provisioning and Acce ...

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2 Highlights

  • Challenges of deploying and securing today’s on premises IAM infrastructures – the common pitfalls and problems
  • DevOps, microservices, and contain ...
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3 The Challenges of Deploying and Securing Today’s IAM

Managing today’s common, monolithic, on premises IAM infrastructures is challenging. Scalability, flexibility regarding customizations and integrati ...

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4 The Potential of Microservices & Containerization

Microservice architectures, DevOps and agile development as new paradigms, and container-based deployments are changing the way IT is done. There are ...

Some of that is not entirely new. The concept of (REST) APIs and microservices is a consequent extension of a journey that started latest with the int ...

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5 Considerations & Benefits for Successfully Running a Containerized IAM

Many of the benefits of modern, containerized infrastructures are effective for IAM. However, there are other, derived benefits that help businesses i ...

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6 The Avatier Approach on Containerized IAM

Avatier is an innovative leader in the IAM space and has decided early on moving towards containerized IAM. They thus today can deliver and support cu ...

The solution itself consists of a number of services, that are – from a licensing perspective – packaged into four sets of capabilities:

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7 Action Plan for implementing Containerized IAM

While containerized IAM is a logical step, it requires the organizational readiness and skill sets for running containerized IAM. Thus, this step need ...

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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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