Identity Defined Security Alliance Announces Newest Members, New Resources and First Community Meetup at Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit

DENVER – November 27, 2017 – The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), an organization dedicated to helping CISO’s develop, advocate and implement an identity centric security strategy, today announced the addition of six new members and the certification of 7 vendor-to vendor-integrations that support previously released IDSA use cases. The newest members of the alliance, adding to the existing 11 companies, include BeyondTrust, Cyxtera, Gemalto, LogRhythm, Okta, STEALTHbits and Varonis.

All IDSA members are actively collaborating on the development of new use cases that are designed and based upon best practices and industry standards and trends. Additionally, the members recently extended the mission of the alliance to include providing an IDSA-validated list of vendor-to-vendor integrations that have been developed through technology alliance programs such as SailPoint Identity+ Alliance, CyberArk C3 Alliance and SecureAuth Connected Security Alliance.

“We continue to hear from organizations that they are looking for guidance on how to maximize their security investments, while taking steps to reduce the risk of a breach,” said Frank Dickson, research director, security products, IDC. “Companies need support to stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape in the most effective and efficient way possible. It’s great to see so many security industry leaders come together to provide the much-desired help and best practices that public and private entities need.”

Submitted vendor-to-vendor integrations have been vetted by the IDSA technical working group against the capabilities and requirements necessary to meet each use case, giving organizations additional confidence that the integrations will work as expected. The list of IDSA validated integrations can be found on the IDSA website, and a subset will be on display at the Gartner Identity and Access Management summit taking place this week at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Stop by member booths to view the demos and learn more about the IDSA.

In addition, the IDSA will be hosting its first community meetup event at the Gartner event. The meetup is a forum for practitioners, vendors and solution providers committed to sharing best practices and strategies for implementing an innovative approach to security that helps reduce the risk of a breach, while leveraging existing investments.

IDSA Meetup
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Alto Bar, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Membership in the Identity Defined Security Alliance is open to end customers, technology vendors and solution providers that are committed to the vision of an identity centric approach to security. For a full list of current members and details on how to join, visit the IDSA members webpage.

Select Quotes from New Identity Defined Security Alliance Members

“The industry needs to work together to solve the security challenges that companies face not only today, but the threats of the future, as well. Today, 80 percent of hacks involve privileged credentials, and we’re excited to join the IDSA community to help customers address the complex threats of tomorrow while helping organizations get the maximum value from their cyber security investments today.”

– Joe Schramm, vice president, strategic alliances, BeyondTrust

“We believe that the user is the new Perimeter, and that organizations need to take an identity-centric approach to security which protects both applications and the network. We’re pleased to be working with the IDSA to define innovative and integrated approaches to security that leverage the Software-Defined Perimeter architecture. Enterprises can leverage this work to lower their risk profile.”

– Jason Garbis, vice president of marketing, Cyxtera

“We are proud to join other cybersecurity leaders in facilitating and promoting the adoption of identity and access management (IAM) solutions. IAM solutions can solve real-life security issues and by collaborating with other IDSA members to document specific use-cases, we’re making it easier for customers to securely adopt cloud services and gain immediate benefits in terms of user convenience, and IT visibility. The digital transformation requires the security industry as a whole to shift from a reactive mindset to a proactive one when addressing security threats by offering companies user friendly and cost-effective access management solutions that are fully compatible with their IT environments.”

– Francois Lasnier, senior vice president of Identity and Access Management products. Gemalto

“As a vendor of next-generation SIEM, UEBA and security analytics, LogRhythm leverages integrations with our IDSA partners to ensure that customers have a complete and accurate view of user activity so that they can detect and respond to user-based and other threats as early in the kill chain as possible. We look forward to continuing this important work as an IDSA member.”

– Matthew Winter, vice president of marketing and business development, LogRhythm

“Modern enterprises face a unique challenge in that the four walls that once protected a business no longer exist. Today, organizations have more data in more locations, with more people accessing more applications on more devices than ever before. The only constant in this new world is the people accessing this information, which is why identity-driven security is essential to the modern security stack. We are looking forward to work with the IDSA to help organizations take on their most complex security challenges with identity.”

– Chuck Fontana, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Okta

“Today’s security challenges are being met with a mix of solutions in every organization. That’s only possible through meaningful, well tested integrations between platforms. IDSA is a mechanism to foster the cooperation needed to ensure those integrations are well thought out so security pros can move through concept to reality as fast as possible.”

– Jonathan Sander, CTO, STEALTHbits Technologies

“Understanding and mapping identity to data is a cornerstone of a sound security policy and a powerful counterpunch to the threats companies grapple with daily. Organizations are gaining control of their sensitive information and locking down access on a need-to-know basis. We’re looking forward to collaborating with the growing IDSA community in their shared vision to foster awareness and support identity-centric security approaches.”

– David Gibson, CMO, Varonis

About Identity Defined Security Alliance

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) is a community founded by Ping Identity in conjunction with Optiv, as the founding solution provider, to bring to the information security industry a forum for thought leadership, customer validation and education, and industry supported use cases, that supports redefining the approach to cyber security. Membership in the IDSA is open to end customers, technology vendors and solution providers who are committed to the vision of an identity centric approach to security.

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