Cyber Security

SailPoint announces AI-led identity security innovation

5th October 2022
Sam Holland

SailPoint has announced, during its annual Navigate conference, new innovations infused into the SailPoint Identity Security Cloud. With these updates, SailPoint is helping enterprises move beyond the traditional identity governance approach of looking at access after-the-fact, replacing it with a forward-looking approach to managing access.

Grady Summers, SailPoint’s EVP of Product, said: “Today’s enterprises are faced with the challenge of managing tens – even hundreds – of thousands of digital identities. This exponential growth has only added more complexity to today’s digital environments.

"When combined with problems like staffing shortages, increasingly complicated compliance regulations, and the rising cost of cyber insurance, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Our goal has always been to help our customers not only address those challenges, but to largely rewrite their identity security playbook – shifting the paradigm from complex to sophisticated yet simple to use. Altogether, this provides the improved user experience and operational efficiency that our customers demand and deserve.”

Newly added to SailPoint Identity Security Cloud are additional intelligence capabilities, including contextual insights into access anomalies and persona-based reporting. These insights are powered by AI and build on SailPoint’s heritage as the first company to drive the vision of AI into identity security.

The platform now generates an industry-first Outlier Score with deep contextual insights, standardising the measurement of access anomalies and providing deeper insights into what factors contributed to the Outlier Score. Comprehensive persona-based dashboards and reporting provide simple data visualization, making information easier for business stakeholders such as internal auditors and identity program sponsors to understand and analyse.

In addition to these new intelligence capabilities, SailPoint also released new SaaS Workflows templates to help organisations automate identity tasks across systems. Whether it is identifying and de-provisioning access for unused SaaS applications based on activity data or automatically generating an access review using the new Outlier score, these new templates will allow organizations to improve efficiency and security across their identity systems.

SailPoint’s recently released ‘The Horizons of Identity’ report indicates that the number of identities in use will only continue to grow over the next three to five years. SailPoint Identity Security Cloud is designed to address – at scale – the need and desire for more robust automation capabilities, allowing administrators to automate complex and repetitive identity security processes, including identifying and deprovisioning underutilised SaaS (software as a service) accounts, notifying or disabling accounts when outliers are detected, and certifying access for uncorrelated accounts.

Not only do these capabilities provide stronger security controls, they also help organisations meet regulatory compliance through automated certification of orphaned accounts. The ability to prove security compliance is particularly important as the Wall Street Journal reports that the cost of obtaining or renewing cyber insurance has risen 79% over the past year. Demonstrating basic security capabilities can keep premiums lower. Simplifying compliance also creates a more user-friendly environment, freeing up administrators for more engaging and productive tasks.

With out-of-the-box integration capabilities, SailPoint Identity Security is designed to work seamlessly with existing security tools and allows customers to get up and running quickly. The combination of advanced intelligence, automation, and integration capabilities allows SailPoint Identity Security Cloud to effectively govern access to new applications and resources as they are added to user environments. This world-class innovation and scalability are why SailPoint is trusted by over half of Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands and continues to be at the forefront of identity security today.

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