How to Compare Digital Identity Providers for CIAM

Comparing and selecting digital identity providers for CIAM (customer identity and access management) is a daunting task. With the fast-paced nature of business and technology today, you need to ensure that you’re not only able to meet all your current requirements, but those to come. So, where to begin?

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Power of the Disruptive Economy

As one of the leading and most comprehensive digital identity providers on the market, we keep a finger on the pulse of trends necessitating better identity.  As part of this ongoing practice, we have identified six important trends that are actively and interdependently shaping business and society — adding complexity to the landscape that organizations must navigate. To survive and thrive, organizations must be equipped to address each trend.

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Four Key Customer Journeys for Virtual Banks

Virtual Banking is here. The recent issue of new Virtual Banking licenses in Hong Kong and the upcoming licenses in Singapore have spurred the need for building new age banking systems that leverage the latest technology stack. This is a great opportunity for some of the existing banks to re-imagine and rebuild their banking architecture, while for new entrants it’s an opportunity to define and build a modern banking solution; efficient and future proof.

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Prevent Data Breaches: Making Sure The Algorithms Work

An identity platform like ForgeRock is the backbone of an enterprise, with a view of all apps, identities, devices, and resources attempting to connect with each other. This is a very nice position to gather rich log identity data to use to prevent data breaches. In my previous blog, I discussed how we detect data breaches using identity logs.

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Is Your IAM Vendor Keeping up with the Cloud?

The ForgeRock Identity and Access Management  Platform can be deployed in many different cloud services like AWSGoogle, Azure, and even in Alibaba Cloud very recently by a partner. Being able to support a cloud deployment model is one thing, but keeping up with the changes in the cloud at the pace they are happening is where ForgeRock excels.

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IoT Edge Controller: Trusted Identity at the Device Level

On Tuesday, ForgeRock announced  the availability of its IoT Edge Controller, which provides consumer and industrial organizations with the ability to deliver trusted identity at the device level.  

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Blockchain: A Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

My mother just called me, wondering why a week doesn't go by that she doesn’t read about yet another Fortune 100 company announcing some Blockchain initiative. She asked me "What is this chain thing, and why are some people so enamored with it?"

What is a DLT?

While I didn't (and still don't) have a clear answer for the latter, for the former I started by first trying to explain (and highlight the merits) of a system that has these “DLT" characteristics:

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Replacing Legacy Systems with Identity-Enabled Microservices

According to a recent Forrester report, The Future Of Identity And Access Management, identity-enabled microservices are fast-replacing complex and monolithic legacy solutions. Why? Microservices and API-based solutions show faster time-to-value, provide flexibility for changing requirements, and support mobile and IoT technologies. 

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Microservices Enablers: DevOps and Identity

To create competitive advantage within today’s disruptive economy, organizations need to not only adapt to customer demands, but they also need the agility to turn on a dime in response to the ever-changing landscape of customer requirements and provide superior and engaging customer experiences --- whether it be online, in store, or across the entire omni-channel journey. In other words, within business, adaptability and agility are the most important attributes for long-term success.

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Beyond Regulation: Open Banking Accelerators

Open Banking is a global movement. In some geographies it is driven by regulation; in others, it is driven by industry encouragement or organic business adoption. Beyond regulation, there is no doubt that the cost of screen scraping is significant, and secure Open APIs is a more cost effective, safe, and enabling solution. With Open Banking, the innovation possibilities for financial organizations and developers are limitless. Not only can Accounts and Payments APIs be made available as per the regulation, but other for-profit APIs can be opened.

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Upcoming Events:

Identity Access Management Europe

Utrecht, Netherlands

Join Whitehall Media’s 7th Identity Access Management Europe conference, hosted in Utrecht for the first time, to discuss key insights and trends across digital identity, the newest techniques to ensure successful IAM implementation, and strategies to create secure and resilient identity infrastructures.

IdentityNORTH Ottawa 2019

Gatineau, Quebec

The day will be full of presentations by leading identity and digital economy experts from Canada. The conversation will be curated towards public sector leaders and the rapid changes that are happening in the digital ID space.

PSD2 : Forget the Deadline – Design Great Customer Journeys

Webinar

2019 represents a major milestone in the rewrite of Europe's Financial Services due to the deadlines required by PSD2. This webinar will take a look at how Account Providers are partnering with Thales and ForgeRock to design and deliver new Banking and Payment Journeys with Strong Customer Authentication.