Identity governance and administration (IGA) is a strategic component of identity and access management (IAM). It is designed to help manage digital identities and entitlements across multiple systems and applications. IGA tools are paramount to achieving compliance, as they help ensure that only the right people get access to the right applications and data at the right times and for the right reasons.
To accomplish this, IGA tools aggregate and correlate disparate identity and entitlement data that is distributed throughout the IT landscape to enhance control over user access. IGA solutions should provide several basic functions: identity life cycle, entitlement management, access requests, workflow, policy and role management, access certification, fulfillment, auditing, identity analytics, and reporting. At its core, IGA helps support enterprise IT security and regulatory compliance by informing on who has access, what they have access to, and why they have that access.
Gartner’s new assessment of the IGA market, the “2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration,” provided an expert update on this mature market and the client trends impacting it. The report examined the increased client demand for cloud-delivered solutions as well as “cleanup” identity analytics. For the fifth consecutive year, IBM was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IGA.
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Gartner predicted: “Through 2021, customers using a cloud architected IGA solution will save an average of 30 percent in initial integration costs and 40 percent in overall professional services over a three-year period and accelera ..