SOURCE: TheInfoPro

November 25, 2008 10:03 ET

Enterprise Organizations Moving Away From Homegrown Identity Management Solutions -- New Research From TheInfoPro

Identity Management (IM) Is Cited as a Top Project for Security Professionals; IM Solutions Occupy the #2, #3, and #4 Spots on TheInfoPro's Information Security Technology Heat Index®

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - TheInfoPro (TIP), an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry, today announced that, according to its newly published Wave 10 Information Security Technology Roadmap Report, provisions for implementing identity management solutions -- including third-party tools, user self-service, and user provisioning solutions -- occupied top spots on the Heat Index among security management solutions, among Fortune 1000 (F1000) organizations. IM solutions were ranked #2 through #4 on the overall Information Security Technology Heat Index®. TIP's technology heat indices are based on the immediacy of users' needs and their plans for each technology, weighted by their Security spending, resulting in an effective measure of user demand for specific technologies and the relative size of the market opportunity for technology providers.

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The report also shows that F1000 organizations are moving away from implementing homegrown identity management solutions and are instead turning to technology providers for solutions that facilitate and control access to applications and other resources. Homegrown solutions are the top in use technologies among the three areas of identity management topping the Heat Index. However, homegrown solutions are rarely being considered among those organizations that have identity management projects in pilot and in their near and long-term plans.

Breakdown of Top Technology Providers for In Use, In Pilot and In Plan mentions:

Third-party Tools (for Platform Integration)

In Use Now: Homegrown, Sun, Microsoft, IBM, and CA top the list

In Pilot: Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, and Quest Software top the list

In Plan: Microsoft, CA, IBM, and Oracle

User Self-Service

In Use Now: Homegrown, Sun, BMC Software, Microsoft, and Novell

In Pilot: CA tops the list; Sun, BMC Software, Microsoft, Novell, Courion,
Avaya, and Imprivata all came in second

In Plan: IBM, Oracle, Sun, and Microsoft

User Provisioning

In Use Now: Homegrown, Sun, IBM, and Microsoft

In Pilot: Microsoft tops the list; Quest, CA, Courion, Oracle, Novell, and
Sun all came in second

In Plan: IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and Sun

"Identity management and data protection are continuing to be emphasized among F1000 organizations, as they work toward being able to readily identify users who can and do access critical information," said Bill Trussell, TIP's Managing Director of Security Research. "As we see F1000 organizations move away from homegrown solutions, we see Microsoft, as an enabler of identity management solutions, through integration with Active Directory and IBM, continuing to be a favored vendor for identity management solutions among larger enterprises."

Together, over 200 F1000 and Midsize enterprises in both the U.S. and Europe were interviewed for the Wave 10 Security Study, providing commentary and insight on their Security adoption plans, management strategies, spending, and vendor performance. Technology providers that were mentioned throughout the study include: 3Com, ActivIdentity, Aladdin, AmbironTrustWave, Application Security, Inc., Atos Origin, ASPG, Attachmate, Authentix, BearingPoint, Blue Coat, Blue Ridge Networks, BMC Software, BorederWare, Breach Security, Inc., Burton Group, Cenza, Cenzic, Check Point, Credent, Cyber-Ark, CSC, EDS, eEye, Enterasys, F5 Networks, Fluke Networks, F-Secure, Fujitsu Siemens, Gemalto, GuardianEdge, Liquid Machine, Microsoft, NetApp, Neohapsis, NeoScale, Nokia, Oracle, PassGo, Passlogix, PKWARE, Proofpoint, Protegrity, Rapid7, Reconnex, Red Hat, SafeBoot, SafeNet, Sana Security, SAP, ScriptLogic, Sentillion, Siemens AG, Sophos, Tata, Third Brigade, TriCipher, Utimaco, Vanco, Verdasys, Vontu, White Hat Security, Wipro, and ZixCorp.

About TheInfoPro

TheInfoPro (TIP) is the only independent research network for the Information Technology (IT) industry. Through a peer network of over 1600 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT, including Citigroup, FedEx, McGraw-Hill, MasterCard, Pfizer, Vodafone, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, and Harvard University, TIP delivers detailed budget, vendor performance and technology roadmap data without spin or bias. Known as the "voice of the customer," TIP helps IT professionals, technology providers, and institutional investors make sound decisions on technologies, vendor relationships and investments. Founded in 2002 by alumni of Gartner, Giga, EMC, and Bell Labs, TIP is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. To learn more, visit or call 1-212-672-0010.

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