Converged Identity Platform (CIP)

What is a Converged Identity Platform (CIP)?

A converged identity platform is a software solution that combines multiple identity solutions into one cohesive platform. The most commonly converged solutions include those that address Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), and Access Management needs. These platforms also may include solutions for Privileged Access Management (PAM), Vendor Access Management (VAM), and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC).

Traditionally identity & security teams have implemented separate identity management solutions to achieve security and compliance goals. By combining multiple identity solutions into a singular platform, users can benefit from a singular user experience, greater visibility, automation, and other features that leverage the interoperability between the systems.

Why Do Enterprises Need a Converged Identity Platform (CIP)?

Securing your organization’s digital assets and data has grown increasingly complicated in the modern era. Today’s hybrid infrastructure, work-from-anywhere workforces, and third parties (contractors, partners, vendors, and suppliers) depend on access to critical applications, assets, and data spread across numerous on-premises and cloud-based IT ecosystems. Providing the right levels of access and administration while maintaining compliance with a changing regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex for enterprise security teams.

Converged identity platforms simplify implementation and management by reducing the need for multiple-point solutions and their associated costs. These solutions provide deeper visibility, intelligence, controls, and automation across identity ecosystems to quickly detect and mitigate identity-related risks — and ensure continuous regulatory compliance.

Centralize Security Intelligence and Drive Smarter Access Decisions

CIPs allow for the synchronization of data from multiple security tools, centralizing information in a single dashboard so security teams can make informed decisions and mitigate risks. Some common features include:

  • Sync activity & access logs with other access and cybersecurity tools
  • Monitor and report on activity with deeper context
  • Improve threat detection and response times
  • Act on risk insights throughout an identity’s entire lifecycle

Lower Costs

There are a number of ways that CIPs lower costs for organizations. The automation of application access provisioning, segregation of duties, and application access reviews eliminate previously manual and time-consuming processes. Employees and contractors can now be onboarded more quickly, and there’s less need for coding talent.

Reduce Reliance on Point Solutions

CIPs enable organizations to move away from multiple-point solutions for IGA, AM, and PAM, to name a few. This consolidation of solutions allows for more efficient workflows and a better user experience, making it easier and faster to implement, manage, maintain, and update/upgrade solutions over time. This greatly reduces the governance and administration burden on security teams.

Accelerate the Move to Zero Trust

Converged identity platforms are also designed to help organizations move toward Zero Trust security models. Zero Trust, also known as least privileged access, accelerates secure digital transformation and protects workforces and modern IT environments through continuous authentication policies and granular access controls, preventing unauthorized access or lateral movement across systems.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, converged identity and access management platforms will be the preferred adoption method for access management, identity governance & administration, and privileged access management in over 70% of new enterprise deployments, driven by more comprehensive risk mitigation requirements (Source: Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Access Management).

Saviynt’s Enterprise Identity Cloud

The Saviynt Enterprise Identity Cloud (EIC) is a converged cloud identity platform that combines multiple identity management capabilities into a single cohesive solution. With EIC, identity and security teams can unify controls and risk management for every identity, application, and cloud across its business — so they can onboard people, applications, and machines in minutes and selectively turn on access and governance functionality as needed by the organization.

Designed for Rapid Deployment

Configure without code and use our industry integrations, templates, and control libraries to deploy Saviynt in weeks.

Built on Zero Trust

Automate dynamic access management and introduce just-in-time privilege elevation & time-bound access for any human or machine identity.

Continuous Compliance Ready

Simplify audits with an assured compliance framework, reduce fraud with cross-application SoD management, & automated controls monitoring.

Trusted & Secure

Meet evolving security & industry regulations with a SOC, ISO, and FedRAMP Moderate certified identity platform.

Saviynt’s Enterprise Identity Cloud (EIC) is built in the cloud, for the cloud, and is the only FedRAMP authorized SaaS solution for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) and Cloud Privileged Access Management (CPAM). Saviynt EIC is a modular, converged cloud platform developed entirely in-house using a single code base without bolted-on solutions from third-party acquisitions. Each solution can operate independently, allowing customers to select the module that suits them – and integrate EIC with existing solutions as needs change over time.

Saviynt EIC includes the following solutions

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)

  • Ensures that users have seamless access and your organization is in continuous compliance
  • Increases organizational efficiency and agility through automation and intuitive identity workflows
  • Powered by a comprehensive identity warehouse and user experience to drive frictionless access, Saviynt IGA enables Zero Trust in your hybrid and multi-cloud environment

Cloud Privileged Access Management (CPAM)

  • Provides complete privileged access protection to support ongoing business transformation and scale as your business needs evolve
  • Gain visibility and governance for every identity across your entire environment to improve your security posture and maintain compliance
  • Fast to deploy and easy to manage, so you realize value on day one
  • CPAM can limit users’ actions in the end systems, and session recording provides an auditable record of the activities executed

Third-Party Access Governance (TPAG)

  • Securely manages third parties throughout the engagement lifecycle
  • Internal and external sponsors shepherd the account from inception, through access management, periodic reviews, and eventual decommissioning

Application Access Governance (AAG)

  • Protects sensitive application access and satisfies governance, risk, compliance (GRC) requirements
  • Get comprehensive capabilities in Separation of Duty (SoD) analysis, emergency access management, role engineering and management, compliant provisioning, and access certification

Data Access Governance (DAG)

  • Discovers, analyzes, and protects sensitive structured and unstructured data – regardless of whether your IT ecosystem is on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based

The Economic Impact of Saviynt’s Enterprise Identity Cloud

Saviynt commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Saviynt Enterprise Identity Cloud.

The results are in: Organizations save with Saviynt. Source: Total Economic Impact of Saviynt EIC,
Forrester 2020

Here are some of the key quantifiable benefits from the report:

  • Application access provisioning time saved. In the customers’ previous environments, each newly onboarded application would take 10 minutes for identity access administrators to access and provision each permitted application user. Through automation, Saviynt eliminates the time previously needed to provision access for each user. Through policy-based access provisioning, Saviynt automatically provisions appropriate access and deprovisions non-relevant access based on user lifecycle changes. Additionally, Saviynt simplifies granting additional access safely through intelligent access requests and approvals. At $38 per hour, the time of an identity access administrator that is saved is worth approximately $11.2 million over three years to an organization.
  • Efficiencies gained due to SOD automation. In their previous environments, the interviewed customers lacked effective internal systems to manage the segregation of duties, which ensures proper user access and activity by identifying and eliminating risky access to toxic entitlement combinations. With increased visibility of user access and activity, improved audit trails, and risk identification, privileged resources are protected from breaches, and the threat of embezzlement and reputational harm is removed. With its SOD solution, Enterprise Identity Cloud provides the internal access controls that are necessary to avoid breaches, costly audit failures, and noncompliance, resulting in a three-year benefit of $8.6 million.
  • Improved access reviews. According to interviewed customers, the manual process of reviewing and reporting application user access privileges required over three weeks per application to complete. Saviynt now enables the organizations to complete an application access review automatically, eliminating three weeks from the time formerly needed to accomplish this task. With 10 FTEs performing 100 reviews per year at an annual salary of $85,000, the benefit totals $8.6 million over three years.
  • End-user efficiencies due to faster employee and contractor onboarding. With the former solutions, it required the interviewed customers take ten days to ensure that newly hired employees or contractors had the proper access to applications needed for optimal performance. According to interviewees’ responses, a new employee or contractor can now be provisioned in one day, as opposed to the previous nine days that were required to perform this task. Assuming 900 employees or contractors are onboarded each year with an average annual salary of $65,000, the onboarding time savings results in a value of $4.5 million over three years.
  • Coding talent cost avoidance. As most identity and access governance responsibilities are now managed automatically with Saviynt’s consolidated platform, the customers are able to reduce their cost of onboarding coding talent by $700,000 per year. The result of eliminating the need for coding talent equals a benefit of $1.6 million to the organizations over three years.

Want to learn more?

Read Forrester’s total economic impact report on Saviynt’s Enterprise Identity Cloud.

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