How to choose between an on-premises Identity solution or SaaS

Finding the right Identity and Access solution has never been more critical. With application portfolios growing and employees’ responsibilities constantly changing, organizations need to ensure that each user has access to exactly the right resources to limit the risk of a security breach. But they simply cannot afford hours of IT effort every time a user needs to be provisioned or de-provisioned. 

Today’s next-generation IAM solutions can not only solve your security challenges, but also help your organization become more strategic and agile. But there are several IAM delivery models to choose from: an on-premise solution, software as a service (SaaS) or a hybrid model. How can you determine which option is best for your organization?

IAM as service would be a good choice if you have emerging compliance and governance needs with IT staff that has minimal previous specialization on IAM. In addition, you have simple, straight forward use cases with a smaller number of integrated applications. The SaaS model does not require your IT staff to become experts in the IAM software, managed software updates or maintenance since critical tasks are managed by the service provider, and time to deployment is much shorter than with an on-premises solution.

An IAM on-premises solution is a good choice for companies that have enterprise-wide applications and entitlements that need secure access control and require scalability for their current and future business needs. Typically an on-premises solution would be implemented by a company with a strategic approach to IAM alignment and requiring flexible functionality.

 

 

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