IAM solutions must be mobile friendly for enterprise adoption: report

April 7, 2017 - 

Frost & Sullivan has released a research report titled “Technologies Empowering Future of Identify Management”, which reveals that identify and access management (IAM) challenges are more business-centric than technology-centric.

The report finds that areas such as administration, authentication and auditing are developing technologies to improve service accuracy and cost efficiency.

Meanwhile, emerging services such as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) are driving the growth of IAM technologies, the report said.

“The shifting of enterprise solutions to the cloud has created a complex architecture that requires more advanced IAM solutions than the ones currently offered by traditional identity management vendors,” said Swapnadeep Nayak, a TechVision industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “The emergence of IDaaS has proven beneficial to enterprises, as it will assist with regulatory compliance, reduce the expenses involved in extending on-premise solutions to the cloud, and support the same features as enterprises’ legacy systems.”

With the majority of recent IT trends being mobile centric, IAM solution providers must work towards making their solutions mobile friendly to draw the attention of enterprises.

The report states that supporting cross-platform visualization and advanced analytics, as well as portable biometric technology, will further drive the technology’s adoption rates.

“Biometric authentication is a key area that is experiencing significant technology development, especially with regard to accuracy levels of validation and flexibility of usage,” added Nayak. “Analytics is also growing rapidly due to the emergence of futuristic solutions like neural networks and machine learning.”

The new report is part of Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision (Information & Communication) Growth Partnership Service program.

Previously reported, Frost & Sullivan Intelligent Mobility recently released a report entitled ‘Biometrics in the Global Automotive Industry, 2016–2025‘, which forecasted that ongoing advancements in biometrics will significantly transform the driving experience, health wellness and well-being (HWW), and security of vehicles by 2025.

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