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  • Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): SailPoint
  • Website: https://www.sailpoint.com/
  • Company size (employees): 625
  • Product Version Number: 1
  • Type of solution: Software
  • Year this product or service was first introduced to the market: 2015
  • Year the current version of this product or service has been released: 2015
  • Approximate number of users worldwide: 650+

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service deserves recognition:

-Complete Product and Market Dedication
At a high-level, whereas legacy technology competitors simply offer one-off identity solutions from a massive product catalogue, SailPoint pioneered identity management more than a decade ago with a team solely dedicated to providing unmatched, governance-based identity solutions. SailPoint’s Open Identity Platform is the product of years of innovation, ingenuity and top-notch engineering and development, and is recognized as the leader in identity governance by both Gartner and Forrester.

-Business Enabler
With SailPoint’s Open Identity Platform, organizations are not only better positioned to address any process or security event across the entire IT infrastructure, they’re also able to keep their business running and expanding at full speed. SailPoint gives enterprises the power to enter new markets, scale workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis – securely and confidently by managing access and identities traversing the increasingly blurry lines of the corporate network.

-Unique Plug-in Framework
An extension of its fundamental vision for its Open Identity Platform, SailPoint’s plug-in framework allows customers and partners to develop extensions to core product features, enabling them to move towards an identity-aware organization. Example integrations include leading IT operational and security systems, such as ServiceNow for IT service management, CyberArk for privileged account management, ArcSight for security information and event management, and AirWatch for mobile device management. By providing an open framework for developing and integrating plugins for the market-leading Open Identity Platform, SailPoint is making it easier for organizations to prevent, identify and contain data breaches.

In less than 300 words, summarize the most important features and benefits of this product or service

Just as enterprises are rapidly adopting new technologies like cloud, SaaS and mobile across their IT infrastructure, hackers and malicious insiders are finding new ways to target security’s weakest link: people (or, identities). Organizations must shift their security strategy to embrace a user-centric approach, placing identity at the center of IT and security to mitigate data breach risks.

To help enterprises adapt to this new paradigm, SailPoint introduced the first and only Open Identity Platform – the most comprehensive, end-to-end suite of on-premises and cloud-based solutions for compliance, automated provisioning, password management, single sign-on and structured/unstructured data access governance. The platform gives users the identity context needed to make better-informed, real-time decisions to maintain secure access to an organization’s data. At the same time, enterprises are better positioned to manage processes and events across the enterprise’s infrastructure through granular policy, controls and prioritized security alerts based on identity context.

SailPoint Open Identity Platform is the only one of its kind to take a governance-based approach to identity management, enabling organizations to see everything, govern everything and empower everyone by providing:

– Centralized visibility spanning all users, applications and data;
– IAM capabilities required to protect and enable the business; and
– An extensive plug-in framework that allows organizations to connect SailPoint to third-party IT operational and security systems.

The platform also helps automate routine tasks associated with fulfilling employee access requests, which in turn helps control costs by enabling changes to happen more quickly and minimizing the time IT is required to spend on repetitive processes associated with those changes. The result is an optimized business environment in which end users and IT teams alike remain productive and focused on strategic initiatives that enable the organization to meet greater business objectives and goals.

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