Gartner Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020

Keyfactor Recognized as a Sample Vendor for Machine Identity Management

In Gartner’s recent Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, Keyfactor was named a Sample vendor in both Machine Identity Management and Internet of things Authentication.

According to Gartner, "Machine Identity Management encompasses a number of technologies, that today remain mostly siloed (i.e., X.509 Certificate management, SSH key management, as well as secrets and other crypto-key management)."

The report explains that "as environments become more digital and cloud-enabled, security leaders will need to ensure that they can manage the increase in volume and velocity of machine identities that will be required to support their digital business needs."

Key Takeaways:
  • The importance of securing digital keys and certificates in expanding multi cloud environments, mobile and IoT use cases.
  • Why you need to start thinking about an end-to-end crypto strategy for your organization (e.g. X.509 digital certificates, SSH and Symmetric keys, Code Signing Certificates)
  • Start evaluating a full life cycle machine identity management solution that prioritizes certificate automation and securing virtual, containerized systems (e.g. Kubernetes)

Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020

Gartner - Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020, Ant Allan, 16th July 2020

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