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Democratizing the access to data: SailPoint

thesiliconreview-mark-mcclain-ceo-sailpoint-19Data has become the cornerstone of the information technology era. Numerous internet-based services rely on user data to upgrade and customize their services to better suit the preferences of their customers. Additionally, access to vast amounts of customer data has given advertisers the opportunity to carry out targeted marketing campaigns to cultivate better visibility for numerous types of products and services. But access to data is growing to be a major cause for concern, as data can be used to sway public opinion through targeted marketing. Additionally, user information can also be used for malicious purposes. When it comes to ethical access and usage of data, SailPoint has established itself as a market leader when it comes to safe handling of data.

SailPoint Predictive Identity uses the power of AI and machine learning to deliver next-generation identity. It connects to all applications and data in even the most complex, hybrid IT environment and learns how your organization works to provide recommendations that help you make smart access decisions.

With more breaches originating from stolen credentials and even authorized users, an intelligent cloud identity governance platform has become your best defense. It integrates with hundreds of applications and tools such as ServiceNow and Workday; making it a breeze to streamline IT-related work like employee onboarding, off-boarding, and helpdesk ticket requests.

Sailpoint’s intelligent cloud identity governance platform allows you to connect and centrally control access to every application, file folder and cloud platform across your hybrid IT environment. In fact, it connects to practically any application and file share out there — including those new slick cloud apps and those old ones your organization created internally eons ago. This enables you to easily roll out self-service capabilities so your users can request their own access to the tools they need and take care of their own password resets resulting in fewer helpdesk calls, happier users and big savings in cost and time.

Here are all the advantages of SailPoint’s innovative technology

Access Requests

Whether they are in the office, working from home or traveling halfway around the world, your users can request and receive access to new applications or data immediately. With SailPoint automated access requests, it just takes a few clicks to get them up and running.

  • Enable users to request access to corporate resources anytime, anywhere
  • Automatically grant or deny user access to corporate applications or data
  • Reduce the strain on IT by eliminating manual, repetitive processes

Access Certification

Change is inevitable. People move to different roles, take on new responsibilities and use more applications and data to get their job done. To keep your organization secure, it’s critical to make sure that access remains appropriate for each user – including bots.

SailPoint automates the certification process for you, making it easy for your business managers to respond and keep your auditors happy.

  • Quickly review and perform access certification across your data center, cloud and mobile systems
  • Prove your compliance controls are working to auditors
  • Reduce insider threat by removing unneeded access privileges
  • Replace manual processes with automated reporting and approval workflows

Password Management

Password management is the key to effective security, everyone knows that. But with password reset helpdesk calls averaging $20 to $60 each, they add a lot of operational expense. SailPoint password management gives your users an easy, intuitive way to change or reset passwords themselves — while enforcing strong password policies across all applications and systems.

  • Minimize calls to helpdesk with self-service password resets
  • Enable your workforce to remain productive wherever they are
  • Support user applications on-premises and in the cloud

File Access Management

With 80% of corporate data saved in file folders on Box, Dropbox, SharePoint, and Google Drive, 1 it’s no surprise that they’ve become the new targets for hackers. And with growing compliance requirements like GDPR, HIPAA and PCI, and CCPA protecting access to these files is no longer an option.

SailPoint helps you securely manage access to your sensitive data and files in the cloud and on-premises.

  • Accelerate regulatory compliance by discovering and classifying sensitive data wherever it lives
  • Enhance security by proactively monitoring for inappropriate or malicious file access
  • Reduce the burden on IT by empowering data owners to manage access to their own data
  • Safely migrate sensitive data to the cloud by setting access permissions prior to migration

Meet the Visionary behind the idea for Sailpoint, Mark McClain

In his role as CEO, Mark brings to bear over 20 years of experience developing and leading innovative technology companies. Under Mark’s direction, SailPoint has grown from a collection of fresh ideas into a publicly recognized leader in the identity management software market. Mark directs and drives the overall vision and strategy for SailPoint, which is underpinned by his commitment and passion for building top-performing teams, creating a collaborative and innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the needs of customers.

Mark has a successful track record building and growing ground-breaking identity management companies. In 2000, he founded Waveset Technologies. In its first three years, Waveset experienced rapid growth under Mark’s leadership, with revenue growth of 250 percent year over year. His leadership quickly took the company from small start-up to industry leader, ultimately leading to its acquisition in 2003 by Sun Microsystems, where Mark served as vice president of software marketing. Mark’s career also includes diverse experience in international sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard and IBM/Tivoli Systems.

“SailPoint Enables You to Efficiently Manage Digital Identities, Securely and Confidently.”