The Unified Access
Management Playing Field
The Unified Access
Management Playing Field

The State of Access in a Hybrid World

Today, employees expect to work the way they live—not to step back in time when they work, whether they’re in the office or remote. Simple and secure access to data and apps across all devices for all user types— regardless of location—is the new standard. The endstate sounds great, but when you’re personally tasked with making it happen, it can be daunting. Where do you start?

Read on to learn why technology leaders are rethinking their Identity and Access Management strategy and moving towards a unified approach.

Digital Transformation and 
The SaaS Explosion
Digital Transformation and 
The SaaS Explosion

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is becoming the go-to delivery model for core business apps and transforming the way people work. As SaaS continues to gain traction, there are major implications for the Access Management world. Let’s catch up to speed.

Top SaaS Apps in the Workplace

Increasingly, SaaS is the standard for many companies, while on-prem apps—particularly in larger organizations—maintain a sizeable foothold. With the democratization of IT, it is incredibly easy for non-technical end-users to sign up for cloud app services, fueling the growth in SaaS adoption.

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of companies have a Digital Transformation strategy1

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of organizations are planning to deploy 50 or more SaaS apps this year1

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of organizations are planning to deploy 50 or more on-premises apps this year1

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of organizations say nearly all (80%+) of their apps will be SaaS by 20202

Where do you fall in the Digital Transformation Spectrum? Where do you fall in the Digital Transformation Spectrum?

In this hybrid world that feels more like an enduring state than a passing lane on the highway to an all-cloud nirvana, Access Management can be frustratingly inefficient—and insecure.

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  • Majority of app portfolio on-prem
  • Dependent on legacy WAM
  • IAM program inefficient, costly
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  • Blend of On-Prem & SaaS apps
  • Often dependent on legacy WAM
  • SaaS environment either unmanaged or managed separately
  • IAM program inefficient, costly
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  • Majority or all of apps are SaaS
  • Free of legacy WAM
  • IAM program substantially more efficient, less expensive, more secure

Let’s think of a typical situation for an Access Management lead trying to create a basic access policy for security and compliance purposes. First, you have to create and enforce an access management policy for on-prem apps from one Access Management system, then create and enforce an access management policy for cloud apps in a completely separate system.

That is, if you have an access management solution for your cloud apps at all. And if there’s feature parity between them. If not, you may have to configure policies within the individual applications, one at a time. Not exactly efficient, right?

With the explosion of SaaS applications over the last decade, many organizations find themselves in a hybrid state, with a blend of on-prem apps and cloud apps. The only problem? Traditional access management approaches (and solutions) are aimed at addressing only one of the two environments.

Why are companies taking a unified approach to Access Management? Why are companies taking a unified approach to Access Management?

In 2018, over half of businesses plan to deploy 50 or more on-prem apps. Meanwhile 50% of organizations plan to deploy 50 or more SaaS apps.1

This means organizations are tasked with managing access to two distinct environments consisting of SaaS apps and both commercial off-the-shelf and custom web apps hosted on-premises, at remote data centers, and in private clouds. Existing approaches are fragmented and plagued with complexity, inefficiency, redundancy, and high cost—not to mention security gaps.

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of all IT budgetS are committed to cloud apps and solutions. However, just 23% of organizations today completely trust public clouds to keep their data secure.3 4

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of all data breacheS are caused by an organization’s own employees. Of those, 75% were malicious in intent; 25% were accidental.5 6

Why Unified Access Management?

Unlock Digital Transformation and Empower Cloud Migration

Accelerate Access Management Operations

Protect Against Cybersecurity Threats

Reduce Access Management Costs

Improve Your End-Users’ Digital Experience

It’s an Access Management playing field. What are your options? It’s an Access Management playing field. What are your options?

While solving the fragmented access challenge may seem daunting, there are an array of vendors and solutions out there to help. So, what functionality areas are key and what approach is best for your organization?

How do you get started? How do you get started?

OneLogin is the world’s leading Unified Access Management (UAM) solution. Over 2,000 enterprises and millions of users across the globe trust OneLogin with securing their app data.

Over 2,000 enterprises globally trust OneLogin with securing their app data.

The cloud-based solution unifies access to both SaaS and on-premises applications, and a wide range of networks and devices. OneLogin makes it simpler and safer for everyone to access the apps and data they need, anytime and everywhere.

Before we adopted OneLogin it could take days or even weeks to get a new application set up with the proper authentication. Now, with OneLogin, it's quick and easy."

Paul Prentice,
Manager of IT Security & Compliance,
Steelcase