Legacy Identity and Access Management (IAM) is Holding You Back
The global health crisis showed us how quickly businesses can transform. It also magnified the cracks in outdated identity and access management (IAM) systems. Many enterprises are stretching legacy IAM to its breaking point. From longer time to value for new applications and services to the substantial support and maintenance costs of infrastructure requirements, these systems have exhausted IT bandwidth and budgets.
Unleash Your Digital Transformation
Modernizing legacy IAM delivers business value by making employees more productive, keeping your company’s critical assets more secure and making your business more agile.
Outdated IAM Can’t Keep Up
Legacy IAM products weren’t built to support hybrid IT. They can’t bridge between on-premises and cloud, which limits your deployment and infrastructure architecture options. Lacking support for identity standards and out-of-the-box integrations, you’re left dependent on custom coding for new apps—slowing down your digital business initiatives.
When vendors stop investing in older platforms, it puts the burden on your team to build and maintain custom integrations. Plus, when a legacy offering reaches end of life (EOL), vendors typically increase support fees while you remain locked in. You’re also left without modern identity features like social login, custom attributes and developer-friendly APIs that enable differentiated digital experiences for customers.
Lack of maintenance can lead to costly downtime and lost productivity; but finding experts to work on legacy IAM products is difficult; and upgrading legacy systems with codependent stack components is inherently risky. This leaves you vulnerable to the latest threats and attack vectors and unable to deliver seamless experiences.
IAM Leaders’ Guide to Access Management
In this report, experts from Gartner break down how “access management has become a source of trust for identity-first security as it provides runtime access control to target applications and services securely and cohesively.” Plus, their suggestions on how “IAM-focused leaders should assess AM tools to bring the “identity as a control surface” vision to life.
Over time, enterprises accumulate silos of multi-generational IAM tools and lack a single source of truth. Establishing a central authentication authority lets you assess which systems are foundational and which can be rationalized. Ping helps you avoid a rip-and-replace situation and instead chart a modernization course that ensures integration of key systems—including Microsoft Active Directory and Azure AD. Plus, a phased, smooth transition away from legacy IAM technologies like Oracle and Siteminder.
Did You Know?
of executives say that as a result of the pandemic, they have invested in new identity security capabilities.
With Ping, you score quick wins with pre-built integration kits and a self-service portal that lets app teams do onboarding themselves. Our migration tools handle the rest, with automated policy replication, bi-directional data synchronization and proxy-based legacy application migration. Customers love Ping’s flexibility, ease of deployment and integration.
The Three Key Steps:
Plan and inventory
Quickly add standard apps
Migrate legacy apps.
As you plan your legacy IAM modernization roadmap, you’ll want to learn how to evaluate identity integrations to reduce security risks.
Recently, the Freddie Mac identity team determined it was time to modernize their legacy web access management infrastructure. The system was nearing end of life and presented numerous security vulnerabilities that weren’t easily remedied.
Shifting to the cloud is a priority for most enterprises as they modernize legacy identity and access management. The PingOne Cloud Platform helps you get to the cloud faster. You can secure and control access to resources across all your domains and platforms—from public and private clouds to legacy on-premises environments.
Cloud identity helps you launch new apps faster, boost efficiency and see millions in savings.