Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Analytics

Identity Management Ready to Skyrocket

Identity and access management market to hit $12.3B by 2014, new report says

If you thought identity management technology was catching on, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

That's the thrust of a new report published Wednesday by Forrester Research. The research firm predicts that identity and access management, a $2.6 billion market in 2006, will grow to $12.3 billion by 2014.

"Even after years of healthy adoption rates, the IAM market is actually just beginning its trajectory toward broad adoption and deep penetration," says the report, which was written by Forrester analysts Andras Cser and Jonathan Penn.

Regulatory compliance is one of the key drivers behind the acceleration of the IAM market, Cser said in an interview. Organizations need to prove that they are controlling access to sensitive information, and that users are gaining access only to the data they need to do their jobs. IAM products can help them do that, he said.

"Enterprises have been interested in IAM for years, but they weren't always clear on how to get business value out of it," Cser said. "Compliance is bringing that value to them."

The provisioning elements of IAM suites and products are drawing the most dollars, according to the report. Provisioning accounted for 50 percent of all IAM revenues in 2006 and is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 25.4 percent. In a nutshell, the provisioning element allows enterprises to impose access restrictions on users as they are added to the network, simplifying the process of identifying who they are and what data they should have.

Over time, more and more vendors will offer provisioning and other IAM capabilities as services, which could make the process of identity management even simpler for the enterprise, Cser says. More than 40 percent of the IAM market will be for services, not software, according to the report.

The rapid move toward identity and access management will improve the chances of single sign-on technology, which has been around for more than a decade but has yet to catch on. But SSO technology will likely be integrated into IAM solutions, and stand-alone products will begin to fade out entirely, Cser predicted.

Indeed, all of the different components of IAM have already begun to meld, as vendors give up point products in favor of IAM suites, Cser observed. Large companies such as IBM, Novell, and Oracle already offer suites that include directory, metadirectory, provisioning, SSO, and federated identity management, he noted.

"There's a real interest in creating a single 'source of truth' that contains all of the information about the individual and his access rights, all in one location," Cser said.

Have a comment on this story? Please click "Discuss" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message.

  • Forrester Research Inc.
  • IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM)
  • Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL)
  • {Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)

    Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
    More Insights
  • Comments
    Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
    Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESET,  10/9/2019
    USB Drive Security Still Lags
    Dark Reading Staff 10/9/2019
    Virginia a Hot Spot For Cybersecurity Jobs
    Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  10/9/2019
    Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
    White Papers
    Video
    Cartoon Contest
    Current Issue
    7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
    This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
    Flash Poll
    2019 Online Malware and Threats
    2019 Online Malware and Threats
    As cyberattacks become more frequent and more sophisticated, enterprise security teams are under unprecedented pressure to respond. Is your organization ready?
    Twitter Feed
    Dark Reading - Bug Report
    Bug Report
    Enterprise Vulnerabilities
    From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
    CVE-2019-17612
    PUBLISHED: 2019-10-15
    An issue was discovered in 74CMS v5.2.8. There is a SQL Injection generated by the _list method in the Common/Controller/BackendController.class.php file via the index.php?m=Admin&c=Ad&a=category sort parameter.
    CVE-2019-17613
    PUBLISHED: 2019-10-15
    qibosoft 7 allows remote code execution because do/jf.php makes eval calls. The attacker can use the Point Introduction Management feature to supply PHP code to be evaluated. Alternatively, the attacker can access admin/index.php?lfj=jfadmin&action=addjf via CSRF, as demonstrated by a payload in...
    CVE-2019-17395
    PUBLISHED: 2019-10-15
    In the Rapid Gator application 0.7.1 for Android, the username and password are stored in the log during authentication, and may be available to attackers via logcat.
    CVE-2019-17602
    PUBLISHED: 2019-10-15
    An issue was discovered in Zoho ManageEngine OpManager before 12.4 build 124089. The OPMDeviceDetailsServlet servlet is prone to SQL injection. Depending on the configuration, this vulnerability could be exploited unauthenticated or authenticated.
    CVE-2019-17394
    PUBLISHED: 2019-10-15
    In the Seesaw Parent and Family application 6.2.5 for Android, the username and password are stored in the log during authentication, and may be available to attackers via logcat.