KuppingerCole Report
Whitepaper
By Martin Kuppinger

You Can’t Use & Secure What You Don’t Know. Time to Free Identities From Their Siloes.

There is no successful digital business without utilizing digital identities. Digital identities of consumers, customers, business partners, employees, but also devices, things, or services are at the core of the digital business. Unfortunately, most digital identities reside in siloes. Building a modern Identity Fabric that delivers seamless yet secure and controlled access from everyone and everything to every service requires breaking down the legacy identity siloes. Only then, new digital services can unveil and leverage the potential of the identities you have and that are newly created. Radiant Logic delivers the technology for creating a unified view and use across all types of identities, thus delivering the data foundation for modern Identity Fabrics.

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1 Executive Summary

Digital identities are ubiquitous. Everyone and everything hase one or more such digital identities. Digital services utilize these digital identities of consumers and customers, but also of things and devices. In the backend, there are the digital identities of services, and for executing the business, we have digital identities of the workforce and business partners.

In a nutshell: There is no successful digital business without utilizing digital identities. Digital identities of consumers, customers, business partners, employees, but also devices, things, or services are at the core of the digital business. Unfortunately, most digital identities reside in siloes.

The need for Identity Unification and overcoming identity siloes applies to all areas of today's organizations. Whether you look at more traditional use cases within the workforce and partner IAM, at traditional CIAM (Customer IAM), or the delivery of digital services: Digital identities must be well-managed at all levels.

The foundation for delivering a unified perspective are modern Identity Fabrics, as defined by KuppingerCole Analysts, which are built to enable seamless yet secure access of everyone and everything to every service. Such Identity Fabrics benefit from technologies that serve them in aggregating and unifying existing identity siloes into a de-siloed view.

Building a modern Identity Fabric that delivers seamless yet secure and controlled access from everyone and everything to every service requires breaking down the legacy identity siloes. Only then, new digital services can unveil and leverage the potential of the identities you have and thar are newly created.

Radiant Logic delivers the technology for creating a unified view and use across all types of identities, thus delivering the foundation for modern Identity Fabrics. These solutions help turn identity into such key business enabler, and address the fragmentation of identity data as well as the lack of reliable data, i.e., the lack of good-enough Identity Information Quality.

The RadiantOne platform is a solution that fits in between the various sources of identities, and the central identity services that form a comprehensive Identity Fabric. RadiantOne delivers Identity Unification capabilities required for the Identity Fabric.

It is time to move from traditional, disparate, heterogeneous identity siloes to a unified approach on Identity Management for the Digital Business. This involves various steps, but it all starts with having a unified view on identities.

2 Highlights

  • The challenges today's identity siloes create for delivering digital services at speed

  • Understanding the challenge: Lack of visibility, qual ...

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3 The Identity Silo challenge: Lack of visibility, lack of quality, lack of usability

Today's disparate, siloed identities, spread across many sources, impose a challenge for delivering digital services at speed. The lack of visibility ...

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4 The Need for Identity Unification: Digital Business and the Digital Identities

Digital business require trustworthy, high-quality identity information they can build on, for improving the digital experience as well as security. W ...

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5 Modern Identity Fabrics: Unifying Identity Management

Identity Fabrics as a capability- and service-driven paradigm for a unified view on all of IAM help in delivering unified identity services, but also ...

Amongst these capabilities, we find the need for Identity Unification and delivering a consistent perspective across multiple types of identities. As ...

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6 Radiant Logic: Turning identity into a key business enabler

Radiant Logic's RadiantOne platform delivers proven capabilities for integrating identity information from a broad range of services, via both standar ...

RadiantOne is a platform delivering a set of capabilities that helps in integrating identity data across a wide range of sources, from on-premises dir ...

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7 Recommendations

It is time to move from traditional, disparate, heterogeneous identity siloes to a unified approach on Identity Management for the Digital Business. T ...

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