Las Vegas, Nevada – December 2019 – Amid the bright lights and crowded casinos something incredible was happening. Hundreds of the best and brightest minds in Identity and Security gathered at Converge ‘19 to focus on the identity governance challenges organizations face daily and explore the latest innovations in identity converged with cloud security, compliance, risk management, and emerging technologies. This exciting event, hosted by Saviynt a company ranked in the top third of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in the US and a thought leader in converging Identity Governance, Cloud Security and Cloud Privileged Access Management solutions, wrapped up its third consecutive year of boot camps, panels, showcases, and break-out sessions.
Following a half-day of informative boot camp sessions, Converge ‘19 kicked off with a complimentary breakfast and pre-conference access to the Expo floor. At 9 am, an enthusiastic audience of over 500 attendees was greeted by Diana Volere, Saviynt’s Chief Evangelist and Mistress of Ceremonies for Converge ‘19. She welcomed the Opening Keynote Speakers, Saviynt CEO Amit Saha, and founder Sachin Nayyar, who unveiled Saviynt’s exciting upcoming solution capabilities and roadmap to eager listeners.
Intelligent Identity Hub and Risk Exchange
Taking the Saviynt platform to the next level, the Intelligent Identity Hub (Identity 3.0) delivers a game-changing, single stop solution for all contextual identity risk information. It has been designed keeping the consumerization of enterprise identity in mind. Additionally, the Risk Exchange brings a multidimensional risk model that helps in exchanging information from sources such as SIEM, UEBA, CASB and vulnerability management, in real-time and enables organizations to take intelligent access decisions
Saviynt unveiled an online community to jumpstart, accelerate and drive better maturity of deployments across its customers. The platform enables Saviynt and its customers and partners to collaboratively share implementation best practices, compliance controls, segregation of duty rulesets, configuration elements, and industry solution packs
Saviynt Identity Insights
With 1.4 billion identity associations and over 25,000 managed applications, Saviynt has the largest cloud-based Identity Governance warehouse. Advanced analytics and machine learning applied to this breadth of data enables Saviynt to provide deep insights and benchmark an enterprise’s IAM maturity across industry verticals and its peers, identify baselined control deficiencies, provide remediation recommendations, improve adoption health card and more
Immersive User Experience
The platform continues to refine the user experience, delivering an interface tailored to different personas. Adopting a consumerization approach to user experience allows Saviynt to deliver a simple yet decision-focused end-user interaction, aimed at reducing risk exposure. Saviynt also announced several industry-leading features such as Saviynt Assist, a browser plug-in for placing inline access requests, decision consultation with Slack and Microsoft Teams, and embedded ServiceNow application that creates a seamless and multi-channel governance experience
Saviynt Connector BOT
Enterprises can now train an embedded RPA bot in Saviynt to perform identity lifecycle management activities on applications that lack necessary automation API interfaces. This drives automation of access fulfillment to a whole new level thereby reducing human error in performing such administrative activities and expediting applications to brought under identity governance purview
Saviynt’s industry-recognized cloud-based Privileged Access Manager and Security Analyzer are now being extended to identify and manage risk configurations and privileged access across all major IaaS providers including AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Cloud. In addition, Saviynt now secures privileged access for Windows workloads, serverless, Kubernetes, Office 365, Workday and any SaaS app to create a central single pane for privileged and security governance
Access Governance for Microsoft Teams
Saviynt now delivers identity lifecycle management and content inspection of permissions and roles, file shares, and external collaborators in Microsoft Teams to create a secure collaboration platform in conjunction with Microsoft Azure AD
Data Access Governance for On-Premises
Saviynt announced the immediate availability of data classification and content inspection for on-premise Windows and UNIX file shares in addition to online collaboration providers such as Office 365, Box, NetApp and more.
Mr. Saha stated, “Saviynt continually pioneers new capabilities, meeting and anticipating the needs of digitally transforming organizations. Our relentless desire for the success and security of our customers drives our innovation.”
Many of Saviynt’s announced features are already available or will be delivered in Q1 of 2020, exemplifying the customer obsession and industry vision Saviynt personifies.
Converge ‘19 was packed with content from Solutions Showcases to panels highlighting customer and partner successes, challenges, and overall experiences. From dealing with complicated identities and roles to discussing cloud security at scale, the panels ranged across the aspects and benefits of implementing a converged governance solution. There was something for everyone in the breadth of panels addressing identity challenges, solutions to identity challenges, and case studies that showcases innovations and implementations that worked wonders for Saviynt customers and partners.
Digital Leadership Speaker
Saviynt was pleased to have Erik Qualman present to our audience around Digital Leadership. From discussing the five key aspects of our digital S.T.A.M.P. to the importance of your Word, he leads the audience through a better understanding of how to be effective and conscientious digital leaders. He encouraged the audience to “Fail Fast: break items into small chunks which allows for more experimentation, leading to more chances for success Fail Forward: learn from what didn’t work, but continue toward what will work Fail Better: the best way to increase our amount of learning is to increase our amount of failure.”
Saviynt presented a number of partner recognition awards to organizations that have been implementing our solution and working with us to drive success for our customers.
- Avanade – Cloud Transformation Partner of the Year
- Simeio – Innovative and Managed Partner of the Year
- Wipro – Managed Services Partner of the Year
- Microsoft – Technology Partner of the Year
- Deloitte – Partner of the Year
- TriVir – Rising Star
- LegionStar – Federal Rising Star
Saviynt concluded the 2019 Converge with a number of customer awards highlighting exceptional and innovative implementations.
- Alcon – Business Transformation Award
- Mass Mutual – Business Transformation Award
- Toyota Connected – Cloud Evolution Award
- Suncor – IGA Modernization Award
- Origin Energy – IGA Modernization Award
- VMware – Innovative Customer of the Year
- Shell – Transformational Delivery Excellence Award.
- BNYMellon – Innovative Customer of the Year
- FirstSolar – Customer Excellence Award
- Koch industries – Customer of the Year
Saviynt’s solution extends governance to IaaS providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, and collaboration platforms such as Office 365, SharePoint, Box, NetApp and more. Saviynt provides the most comprehensive out-of-the-box continuous compliance controls library and cross-application Separation of Duties (SOD) rules for mission-critical applications such as SAP, Oracle Cloud ERP/EBS, Epic, Cerner, Infor, Microsoft Dynamics GP, PeopleSoft, Salesforce and Workday.