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What is Identity as a Service (IDaaS)?

What is Identity as a Service (IDaaS)?

Featuring a host of identity-related services, Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) is a generic term for a cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IAM) or Identity, Governance, and Administration (IGA) solution. Compared to traditional, “legacy”, on-premises identity solutions, IDaaS solutions are more cost-effective, easier to manage, and offer the latest features in identity management innovation.

These Identity as a Service solutions vary in terms of the breadth of features they offer. Some IDaaS solutions provide a limited feature set focused strictly on authentication, while more robust enterprise solutions have a richer feature set.

Typical IDaaS services include single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), directory services, user provisioning, and user lifecycle management. Enterprise IDaaS supports more complex IT workflows and sometimes offers a mix of on-premises, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS applications. Enterprises sometimes leverage IDaaS solutions to serve as an extension of their existing IAM infrastructure.

How does Identity as a Service (IDaaS) differ from on-prem solutions?

Managing internal software solutions has become increasingly untenable given today’s ecosystem of cloud-based solutions. Traditional on-premises IAM and IGA solutions demand a lot from internal IT departments. From finding staff with the right expertise to managing extensive coding and maintenance, the traditional on-prem model struggles to support the security needs of a modern enterprise.

From a user perspective, the differences between on-prem IAM and IGA solutions and IDaaS solutions boil down to aesthetics and user experience. IDaaS solutions benefit from significant investments in product design and tend to provide a more sleek, easy-to-use interface. Compared to their on-prem IAM and IGA predecessors, IDaaS providers are focused solely on identity solutions as their core competency, offering a more streamlined platform experience. The use cases and workflows supported by on-prem solutions are also available in IDaaS solutions, so the transition is relatively seamless.

Another primary difference between IDaaS and on-prem is that IDaaS is hosted by a cloud-based 3rd-party provider, enabling user access from anywhere via different devices. A combination of single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and directory solutions power the IDaaS experience.

Saviynt & Identity as a Service (IDaaS)

Saviynt simplifies IGA by increasing organizational agility through automation and intuitive workflows. We do this by offering an identity and access governance platform that unifies identity governance capabilities into a single cloud-based solution. The solution provides visibility, IT efficiencies, and improved internal controls, reducing the risk of compromised credentials and audit failures.

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Powered by a comprehensive identity warehouse and frictionless user experience, Saviynt Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) enables Zero Trust in your hybrid and multi-cloud environment with the following features:
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How does Saviynt’s IGA solution affect your bottom line?

Forrester’s Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study examines the return on investment (ROI) organizations realize with the Saviynt Enterprise Identity Cloud. In this commissioned study, Forrester estimates that implementing Saviynt can save your organization $34.4M and achieve a 240% ROI over three years.

Saviynt’s Control Exchange

Saviynt’s IGA platform offers a Control Exchange with over 200 out-of-the-box regulatory, industry standard, and service provider controls. We offer connectors with the most-used cloud services providers and applications. User-friendly onboarding enables you to create an authoritative, standardized source of identity with fine-grained entitlements across the entire IT ecosystem.

With Saviynt’s Control Exchange, you can also track access and usage, create key performance indicators, and streamline compliance documentation.

Visibility into Who, What, Why, and How

Saviynt enables organizations to merge divergent identity, role, and group definitions across their on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructures to create a single, authoritative identity source. The platform natively integrates with business-critical IaaS and SaaS products. Organizations can limit access beyond the coarse-grained application level and drill down to the “edit/read” level using fine-grained access entitlements.

Saviynt’s analytics streamline the request/review/certify process by aligning with policy controls. The platform alerts users to anomalous requests/access which an administrator must approve. Our peer- and usage-based analytics enable organizations to maintain “least privilege” controls and prevent SOD violations.




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