The lines between our physical and digital worlds are blurring. Our daily experiences areand will continue to beimpacted by the prevalence of Internet-connected devices and anytime, anywhere access to information. And there is no sign of things slowing down. Each year will see exponential growth in devices connected to the Internet. In fact, Gartner predicts there will be 25 billion connected things by 2020.
The sun has set on the traditional enterprise network. Improvements to the public Internet, pervasive computing, big data, and the emerging Internet of Things are influencing a new era of technology. The Internet quickly changed the way we live and work; this next wave continues and builds upon that momentum. Its already affecting the way we do business, re-shaping our interactions with customers, and altering how employees connect and collaborate. Today, applications, data, and users are everywhere.
Consumers are hyper-aware of privacy concerns, and they're hesitant to trust digital businesses. At the same time, they want new, personalized experiences like incentives offered by geo-location, or the ability to share fitness data with their doctor. The pressure is increasing daily to secure customer data, address future privacy regulations and find ways to use that data to develop and grow new digital offerings.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) services were traditionally built for a companys internal use, to assist with manual on and off boarding, and establishing access privileges to company data and systems behind the firewall. ForgeRock embraces the shift from internal, on premise IAM to Identity Relationship Management (IRM): public-facing, secure, and accessible identity as a business enabler.
Identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth. Businesses and organizations cannot properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies without a scalable and repeatable identity strategy.
Digital identity is central to nearly everything that matters in business and IT. Regardless of where applications and data reside, the organization has to know who--or what--is accessing these resources, which devices they are using, where users are located, what day and time access is requested, and what privileges they should have.
This paper shows how ForgeRock commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate companies' IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Benjamin Franklin once quipped that three people might keep a secret if two of them are dead. However, absolute secrecy of private or confidential information is impractical because, often enough, you must share it for good reason, such as disclosing your income to your tax accountant. In addition to software safeguards, ensuring that proprietary information is delivered only into the right hands at the right time requires preplanning and tool support.