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Top Identity and Access Management Trends 2022

Identity and access management is a priority when it comes to protection against ransomware and data breaches. This blog talks about the top 3 Identity and Access Management (IAM) trends this year. 

  1. Zero-friction security

Identity and access management are crucial to creating an end-user-centric digital workplace and booming digital transformation. The friction correlated with the controls implemented by the IAM solution actually determines the success or failure of an initiative whether it is focused on the workforce or customers.  

This year, orchestration solutions are foreseen to be adopted widely adopted and mainstreamed. Without giving up on the effectiveness of the security controls, the user experience will be streamlined with the evolution in authentication and orchestration solutions.

There will be a constant increase in the adoption of AI and ML in Identity and Access Management as product offerings mature, improvements in user experience by automation, and reduction of manual touchpoints over the complete IAM process chain. The developers, administrators, workforce users, and customers will be benefitted. 

  1. As-a-service delivery

Converting perpetual licensing models into subscriptions, it was observed that the organizations are considering technology and services as operating expenses rather than capital expenses. This gives a well-predictable source of income for the vendors and easy financial treatment for the customers. 

On the further side of technology acquisition, the customers are willing to buy complete solutions where there is both technology and services. Also, this approach simplifies procurement by reducing the number of vendors. Evolution of the technology has led to a labor shortage, particularly the skilled staff. For most customers, this has made in-house delivery a challenge. The as-a-service offerings are being recognized everywhere and are predicted to rise in the upcoming days.

  1. Expanding privacy regulations

Privacy has always been a priority with a surge in ransomware and data breaches. Presently the remote online activity of employees and customers has increased. Thus there is an increase in privacy regulations globally making an impact on the companies that have not been concerned with existing regulations like GDPR. 

It will need to update pre-existing solutions and create opportunities to modernize Identity and Access Management infrastructure or complete applications. In some cases, it will be easier, to begin with, a modern new infrastructure rather than struggling with a solution that was created years ago.

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