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This report reviews the identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) market, how it is maturing alongside traditional identity management technology solutions, and the business benefits it is already providing.


  • IDaaS has relevance to any business that is prepared to have its IAM operations managed from the cloud and is willing to work with a third-party service provider.
  • Security issues and the protection of users and data are commonly cited reasons that prevent sensitive enterprise operations from being moved to the cloud.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the range of IDaaS-based identity management services on offer and looks at the types of vendors involved.
  • Reviews how the use of IDaaS technology services can help as organizations transition more operations to the cloud.

Key questions answered

  • What are the efficiencies and cost-saving benefits of IDaaS?
  • What are the capabilities of IDaaS, and how is it delivered?
  • Who is the target audience for IDaaS?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • IDaaS appeals to most sectors, but security concerns remain a major inhibitor
  • There are several reasons why IDaaS will be successful
  • There are two main vendor groups in IDaaS
  • IDaaS must offer a balanced approach to IAM services


  • Further reading
  • Author

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