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TMCNet:  Optiv Security and SailPoint Launch First-to-Market Identity Governance-as-a-Service Powered by IdentityNow

[June 11, 2019]

Optiv Security and SailPoint Launch First-to-Market Identity Governance-as-a-Service Powered by IdentityNow

Pervasive enterprise digital transformation actions continue to dramatically expand business complexity and the attack surface, leading organizations to face increasing cybersecurity complexity. Compromised identities are at the center of today's challenges, however most organizations are still executing project by project, capability by capability. To enable organizations to implement identity and data management strategies based on business outcomes, Optiv Security and SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. today announced a new Optiv Identity Governance-as-a-Service, the first-to-market as-a-Service powered by IdentityNow. This new offering is a key element of Optiv's Cyber-as-a-Service (CaaSTM) Platform, and a core component of Optiv's end-to-end Identity-as-a-Service capability, with two additional offerings scheduled for release later this year: digital access management as-a-Service and privileged access management as-a-Service.

Designed to allow organizations of all sizes to recognize the advantages of implementing identity solutions without requiring significant software and skillset expertise investments, Optiv's Identity Governance-as-a-Service is a comprehensive identity administration and governance platform. It combines Optiv's best practice approach and extensive experience delivering holistic services that address identity management challenges with the power of SailPoint's IdentityNow, a multi-tenant SaaS (News - Alert) solution for cloud identity governance. Together, this provides organizations of all sizes with a fully-featured identity program that uses a subscription-based cloud model.

"To truly mitigate risks in a world moving at the speed of digital transformation, businesses need a new approach to identity and data governance that aligns with an effective model for risk governance. Organizations must re-examine their identity programs through a lens that focuses on speed and agility, so their transformation efforts aren't derailed," said Julie Talbot-Hubbard, vice president and general manager, identity and data management for Optiv. "Our new Identity Governance-as-a-Service is designed to help organizations address the speed of change by enabling them to innovate how they consume and apply security. We are proud to partner with SaiPoint on this offering and are looking forward to helping more organizations realize efficient, flexible and measurable approaches to identity management so they can become involved in key business initiatives earlier, and be empowered to seize new business opportunities without introducing undue risk."

"To be successful, today's modern enterprises must accommodate the needs of a broad base of users that includes employees, partners, suppliers, contractors and more. Each user group has specific systems and asset needs in the corporate ecosystem, and each requires fast, easy and entirely mobile access to business assets," said Harry Gould, vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, for SailPoint. "Optiv's new Identity Governance-as-a-Service, the first identity governance as-a-Service currently in market that is built on IdentityNow, can be rapidly deployed allowing users to connect to and use identity governance services from the cloud. We believe this delivers a unique business solution to customers, particularly for those organizations that have been searching for a scalable IGA solutions like ours, and we are excited to bring it to market with Optiv."

Optiv's Identity Governance-as-a-Service can be consumed alone or combined with other Optiv CaaSTM, advisory or integration services, and is designed to provide clients with:

  • System Availability - access to platform and features as needed; the ability to keep employees mobile and productive by minimizing times they are locked out of accounts.
  • Identity Management - unified and centralized password management across data center, cloud and mobile resources.
  • Solution Management - the ability to maintain configuration control, system documentation and streamline and simplify audit process and reporting.
  • Maximized Investment - reduced time and costs of compliance efforts with automated access reviews; reduced operation costs with decreased help desk costs.
  • Enhanced Security - automated password policy enforcement, provisioning and de-provisioning access and periodic review of who has access to critical applications.

Please visit Optiv's website to learn more about Optiv's Identity Governance-as-a-Service.

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About Optiv Security
Optiv is a global cybersecurity solutions integrator - a "one-stop" trusted partner with a singular focus on cybersecurity. Our end-to-end cybersecurity capabilities span risk management and transformation, cyber digital transformation, threat management, cyber operations, identity and data management, and integration and innovation, helping organizations realize stronger, simpler and more cost-efficient cybersecurity programs that support business requirements and outcomes. At Optiv, we are modernizing cybersecurity to enable clients to innovate their consumption models, integrate infrastructure and technology to maximize value, achieve measurable outcomes, and realize complete solutions and business alignment. For more information about Optiv, please visit us at

SailPoint: The Power of IdentityTM
SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity governance, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. SailPoint's open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. SailPoint's customers are among the world's largest companies in a wide range of industries, including: 8 of the top 15 banks, 4 of the top 6 healthcare insurance and managed care providers, 9 of the top 15 property and casualty insurance providers, 5 of the top 13 pharmaceutical companies, and 11 of the largest 15 federal agencies.

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