Unified Identity – look for the meaning behind the hype!

By neub9
1 Min Read

Feb 08, 2024

The Hacker News

Unified Identity / Cyber Security

If you’ve listened to software vendors in the identity space lately, you will have noticed that “unified” has quickly become the buzzword that everyone is adopting to describe their portfolio. And this is great! Unified identity has some amazing benefits!

However (there is always a however, right?) not every “unified” “identity” “security” “platform” is made equal. Some vendors call the combination of workforce IDaaS and customer IDaaS a unified identity solution, while others offer a glorified 2FA service – unified only in the mind of their marketers.

Your landscape matters!

So forget for a moment what the vendors claim, and think back to your organization and your identity security landscape. Consider this new definition: “unified” is what has the ability to consolidate your identity challenges with a complete identity solution.

Here’s an example: you’re responsible for the identity infrastructure of a large hospital. Frontline workers, admini…

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