If you are looking for an IAM product, don’t miss out on Converged IAM. It will be preferred by over 45% of new IAM customers by 2023, says an industry analyst. Read on to gain critical knowledge on multiple-award winner Ilantus’ Converged IAM solution, Compact Identity. It could mean the difference between sinking your budget into something that will be outdated in a matter of months or sinking your teeth into what is considered the most complete Converged IAM product around! It is making headlines in identity and access management news!
Ilantus started being recognized by the industry in 2012, when it was marked as a ‘Cool Vendor’ by industry analyst Gartner. This marked the beginning for Ilantus to be watched closely as a potential star in the IAM industry.
Instagram, Yammer, Evernote, and Clouder all of which are now huge successes, are amongst some of the names that were listed as Cool Vendors at some point. Indeed, according to Gartner, more than 90% of Cool Vendors have gone on to achieve success, an astonishingly high percentage.
Later in 2015, Ilantus was featured in the prestigious Gartner IAM Magic Quadrant. It was placed in the ‘Niche Vendor’ category, amongst only a handful of other names. This is a big deal, as only the best of the best find themselves in this document.
The company outdid itself by being featured again in the ‘Niche Vendor’ quadrant of the Gartner IAM Magic Quadrant in 2016. People began to realize that Ilantus was not just a one-hit-wonder that would come and go. It was a contender with constant presence.
But most of Ilantus’ recognition started in 2020 with the success of its flagship product, Compact Identity. Ilantus had the foresight to develop an all-in-one IAM suite well before the industry discovered the space for this technology.
A new category of product called ‘Converged IAM’ was born in 2020 when Gartner did away with its Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) Magic Quadrant and replaced it with its IGA Market Guide.
Note: Converged IAM combines Access Management with light IGA features, all from a single unified suite. Customers that require lighter IGA features and have reduced budgets can benefit greatly from not needing to purchase multiple solutions to fulfil their IAM environment.
In this domain, Ilantus leads the way. Not only did Ilantus create a converged product before Gartner recognized its criticality, but they are also among the only 3 vendors to supply it. Of the 3, Compact Identity is the most fleshed out. It was described by Gartner as having deeper governance features than its competitors. It is also the only Converged IAM product that includes Privileged Access Management (PAM) capabilities.
Ilantus would garner more recognition in the year to come.
In 2021, Ilantus was featured in Kuppingercoles Leadership Compass as a ‘Leader in Product and Innovation’. Amongst the big-name analysts, Kuppingercole ranks right up there with Gartner, and to be featured in their Leadership Compass is no small feat. This marks Ilantus as a captain amongst IAM vendors. The product that propelled it to this status was Compact Identity.
The buck did not stop there. Ilantus was awarded “Most Innovative in Converged IAM” at the 9th Annual Global Infosec Awards by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM) at the RSA Conference 2021. The CDM is one of the largest and growing cybersecurity magazines with a readership of over 2 million.
Also in 2021, Ilantus was awarded the National Feather Award in 2 categories – “Award for Innovation in Cybersecurity” and “Best Cybersecurity Solution of the Year”. It was also mentioned in the list of Top 10 Cloud Solution Providers 2021 by CIO Review. Finally, it was featured in Frost and Sullivan’s Frost Radar 2021.
When talking about recognition, it is relevant to look at unique patents held. In addition to all the above, Ilantus has secured 3 patents for technology not found elsewhere in IAM.
- System and method for password recovery using fuzzy logic (Patent # US20160301533A1)
- System and method for web single sign-on through a browser extension (Patent # US20160301685A1)
- System and method for single sign-on for thick-client applications (Patent # US9985955B2)
The third patent, ‘system and method for single sign-on for thick client applications’, is a unique and powerful feature in Compact Identity. Most other vendors DO NOT SUPPORT single sign-on to thick-client applications. The few that support it do so in a roundabout way which requires complex crosstalk between the app and their product. It is neither reliable nor easy to implement.
Compact Identity is the world’s only IAM product capable of easy and reliable single-sign on to thick-client apps.
Compact Identity has been making waves in the last few years and is a leader in the Converged IAM market. They own this space due to their foresight in creating a converged product well ahead of the curve. Others like Okta and Microsoft are still playing catch up and are yet to fully fit the bill of Converged IAM. Compact Identity has the deepest governance of the 3 vendors, and even has PAM capabilities to boot.
To learn more about Compact Identity, visit https://www.ilantus.com/products/compact-identity/