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

Modernize at your pace

Your journey should match your business requirements. Maintain existing investments and protect on-premises applications as you design and customize the right cloud IAM architecture to either replace or complement your infrastructure.

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

What is identity and access management (IAM)?

Your organization needs to provide secure access to data for a wide range of stakeholders. How do you do that securely in such a complex environment? Learn how IAM is a critical component of any enterprise security program.

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