Deploying New Applications is a Top Driver for Identity and Access Management

Posted 4/19/2016 5:07:35 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Deploying New Applications is a Top Driver for Identity and Access Management
SecureAuth Corporation has published results of a survey on enterprise priorities within the identity and access management (IAM) market. The research was conducted in association with Decision Analyst and received responses from 230 IT security professionals in the U.S. and U.K. 
When asked why their company has initiated new identity projects in the past, 55 percent of respondents across small, medium and large companies reported the deployment of new applications, including both on-premises and cloud-based applications, as the top reason. Board and/or senior management’s drive for increased application security was also cited by 50 percent of respondents as a chief reason for new identity project initiation. 
Other top drivers for new project initiation of IAM solutions include:
- Compliance/audit requirements: 49 percent
- Cost savings compared to a previous solution: 44 percent
- In response to a security breach at another company: 36 percent
- Increase in prevalence of stolen or misused credentials: 34 percent
- Company had a security breach:25 percent
A majority (79 percent) of respondents indicated that plans are underway for IAM of externally focused applications, including vendor, partner and customer applications, portals and mobile apps. A breakdown of plans for investing for an IAM solution includes the following:
- 47 percent indicated that IAM investment is a currently funded priority
- 32 percent will invest in IAM in the next year
- 13 percent will invest in IAM, but do not have a specific timeframe
- 8 percent have no plans to invest in IAM
Participants in the survey had to work for a company with at least 500 employees. An online survey was conducted among decision makers for identity/access management for their companies. After screening, participants completed a 15-minute survey addressing the project objectives. The survey included both closed-end and qualitative (open-ended) questions. 

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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