Top Innovator: IBM Brings Identity-as-a-Service to Hybrid Cloud Environments

As workforces across industries become more mobile, identity management is an increasing challenge. To address that challenge, IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud service to manage how employees gain access to their preferred business applications.

It’s called IBM Cloud Identity Connect. This Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provides users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to their applications, whether from the cloud or on-premise.

Managing and securing multiple identities across a business becomes more complex on mobile and IoT devices, desktop environments, and internet services. These complications are magnified as enterprises continue their journey to the cloud trying to bridge from their traditional on-premise tools and operate in a new hybrid world.

“Businesses need to infuse identity everywhere. Cloud Identity Connect makes it easier than ever before for customers to inspire productivity and efficiency, while helping ensure their enterprise is securely managed and can effectively transition to the cloud,” said Jason Keenaghan, Director of Strategy and Offering Management, IAM and Fraud, IBM Security.

The IBM family of IDaaS tools provides seamless access to applications across cloud, on-premise, mobile and IoT devices, and hybrid environments. These tools give enterprises access management capabilities born-on-the-cloud without sacrificing their existing investments. IBM Cloud Identity includes following services Cloud Identity Connect, Cloud Identity Service, and IBM MaaS360 UEM.

For the company’s efforts to enable mobile workforces by making applications more secure, IBM has earned a Market Connections Top Innovator commendation.

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