Overview

As organizations modernize hybrid multicloud environments using a zero trust strategy, identity and access management can no longer remain siloed. In a cloud environment, you need to develop cloud IAM strategies that use deep context to automate risk protection and continuously authenticate any user to any resource.

Benefits

What is Identity-as-a-Service?

The term Identity as-a-service (IDaaS) refers to cloud-based identity and access management solutions that help control user access to resources from a hosted environment. The key benefit of IDaaS is speed. When you can provide simpler, faster management tools for deploying IT resources to users, your business can adopt new technology more quickly.

Whether you are looking for a secure bridge to the cloud or a transformative makeover of your identity and access management (IAM) environment, IBM Cloud™-based offerings can deliver a business-friendly IAM.

Move at the speed of business

Your users want one-click access from any device to any application. Onboard new federated applications to single sign-on (SSO), embed modern multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods, simplify logistics and give developers consumable APIs.

Protect your investment

Scale your cloud IAM for millions of end users without an infrastructure overhaul. Integrate with threat management and incident response to infuse identity as a key pillar of any zero trust strategy.

Cloud IAM solutions

Cloud IAM for consumers

Protect and maintain brand trust with your customers when you deliver a seamless, omnichannel experience using progressive profiling, strong privacy and consent management, and frictionless access for low-risk users.

Cloud IAM for workforce

Accelerate workforce productivity, use context and intelligence for access decisions, and integrate IAM with threat management and incident response to protect your enterprise.

Cloud identity and access management services

Your organization will need to plan, design, deploy and operate a cloud-based IAM architecture, and it won’t be without significant challenges. Cloud IAM services can help you define the right strategy and architecture for your unique requirements, understand the various user needs, and identify which IAM capabilities are best left on-premises or delivered in the cloud.

How IBM’s fraud detection and cloud IAM uniquely converge

Beyond simple context, the hybrid multicloud landscape requires deep user, device, environment, activity and behavior understanding to continuously and intelligently inform dynamic access decisions. IBM Security was the only identity vendor to rank in the recent Forrester Wave for Risk-Based Authentication (RBA), primarily for its adaptive access capabilities and resulting protection of users, assets and data.

Achieve 619% ROI with cloud IAM

Forrester Consulting studied the potential ROI of IBM Security Verify with on-premises IAM infrastructure.

Resources

Identity and Access Management Services

Our identity and security experts help you tackle your various IAM projects, identifying roadblocks, architecting and managing solutions that set you up for long-term success.

Identity and access management blog

Gain insight into the world of identity and access management, with topics like zero trust, IDaaS, shadow IT and more.

Intelligent adaptive access

Learn how to combine advanced risk detection with a robust access policy engine to assess full digital identity context and risk.

Next steps