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Worldwide Identity Forecast, 2018–2022: "Cloud SSO" Loses Buzz and Market Looks for Solutions

Worldwide Identity Forecast, 2018–2022: "Cloud SSO" Loses Buzz and Market Looks for Solutions

This IDC study provides our 2018–2022 forecast for the worldwide identity market. The market for identity management solutions of all flavors grew dramatically, over 14% in 2017. The market was fundamentally driven by the need to leverage identity information to enable better security. The headline grabber was, of course, single sign-on (SSO) because growth in cloud applications left users demanding functionality that Kerberos-enabled systems have long facilitated on-premises."The future of the identity market is driven by use cases actually solving the individualized problems of end users," says Frank Dickson, research vice president for Security Products at IDC. "Just as cloud SSO was the industry battle cry, the new words of the day are 'solution' and 'integration.' Vendors need to look at their platform modules to tailor solutions that solve buyer use cases and, depending on the target market, integrate with other tools like human resource management, threat management, and security information and event management (SIEM) systems, addressing the needs of both the 'compliance' and 'security' masters."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Security Is Becoming an Identity Problem
The EU General Data Protection Regulations
Clouds, Clouds, and More Clouds ... the API and API Drift
Security Fiscal Crisis
Significant Market Developments
Thales Acquires Gemalto
SAP Acquires Customer Identity and Access Management Vendor Gigya
Major U.S. Wireless Operators Mobile Authentication Initiative
One Identity Acquires Balabit
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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