A new ESG Research Survey, sponsored by JumpCloud, called Trends in IAM: Cloud-driven Identities, shows that 97% of organizations plan to expand, or continue existing spending levels on identity and access management (IAM).
The spike in spending is driven by the rise of remote work and growing complexity of securely managing multiple types of end-user devices, applications, storage systems and networks.
IT teams are struggling with the plethora of piecemeal extensions required to secure and manage user identities across every needed resource. The new study underscores the need to simplify identity, access and device management through consolidation of disparate security tools.
“Organizations of all sizes are converging their IAM strategy to better secure and connect their users, something that has been a challenge due to the number of tools these teams are having to manage,” said Doug Cahill, Vice President and Group Director of Cybersecurity at ESG. “The trend away from siloed approaches is only going to become more common.”
Rajat Bhargava, JumpCloud’s Co-founder, said: “This new research validates JumpCloud’s approach of building a single, cloud-based directory platform that lets IT securely manage identities, devices and access from a single pane of glass.
“In the past six months, more and more businesses have moved to JumpCloud to consolidate directories, SSO and other key elements of IAM.”
The survey was of 379 IT/information security professionals based in the US and Canada.
ESG’s Cahill and JumpCloud’s Bhargava will be hosting a webinar on the study, 2021 State of IAM and Security: Opportunities and Threats on Tuesday October 13 at 8am PT/11am ET.
The webinar will address security readiness for a remote work environment, including the biggest identity and access management challenges and security threats introduced by different levels of cloud services (SaaS, Iaas, PaaS).
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