AUSTIN, Texas, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, and SailPoint, the leader in identity and access management (IAM), today announced at Navigate 2015, an alliance that will provide leading information protection solutions to help clients manage and protect their critical information.
According to a recent KPMG International survey of global institutional investors, 40 percent said board members have a "barely acceptable understanding" of their company's key information, data assets and the potential impact of losing them.
"The stakes are high for organizations facing rogue threats, rising customer expectations, profitability pressures and demanding regulatory requirements," says Prasad Jayaraman, KPMG Advisory principal and executive sponsor of the SailPoint alliance. "Increasingly, they are calling on firms like KPMG and SailPoint to help securely and effectively manage access across large populations of users and applications to improve identity controls and mitigate risk."
SailPoint provides integrated IAM solutions for compliance, provisioning, password management and access management – delivered either on-premises (IdentityIQ) or as a cloud-based service (IdentityNow). The alliance combines SailPoint's next-generation IAM solutions with KPMG's leading identity management services to help clients safeguard valuable data and applications residing in datacenters, on mobile devices and in the cloud.
Additional potential benefits include the ability to reduce risk, address compliance requirements, enhance user experiences, streamline business process controls and increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs, while enhancing the customer experience to expand revenue opportunities.
"SailPoint is excited to work with KPMG to help organizations around the world manage their IT risk and protect their data and assets," said Kevin Cunningham, president and founder of SailPoint. "By combining the power of SailPoint's innovative solutions with KPMG's strong industry experience, we believe this alliance will help accelerate the growing adoption of next-generation IAM solutions as companies face new challenges presented by expanding user populations, M&A activity and new technologies like cloud and mobile."
Across the network of independent member firms within KPMG International, a number of KPMG member firms have made investments to strengthen their cyber service capabilities and bolster their relationship with SailPoint, a leader in the 2013 and 2014 Gartner Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) Magic Quadrant. KPMG in the U.S. and KPMG in Australia each made acquisitions in recent months that have elevated KPMG's standing as a top deployment partner for SailPoint. In October, the U.S. firm acquired certain assets of Qubera Solutions, a leading privately-held cybersecurity firm that provides IAM services. Most recently, KPMG Australia acquired First Point Global, a leading SailPoint deployment partner and cyber security tech solution business in Australia.
About KPMG at Navigate 2015
KPMG is a multi-level sponsor of SailPoint's premier event of the year, Navigate 2015 (#Navigate15), held April 27 – 29 in Austin, TX. SailPoint's third-annual customer conference will bring together hundreds of business and IT professionals to share best practices for IAM strategies.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 162,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries.
As the fastest-growing, independent identity and access management (IAM) provider, SailPoint helps hundreds of global organizations securely and effectively deliver and manage user access from any device to data and applications residing in the datacenter, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. The company's innovative product portfolio offers customers an integrated set of core services including identity governance, provisioning, and access management delivered on-premises or from the cloud (IAM-as-a-service). For more information about SailPoint, please visit www.sailpoint.com.
SOURCE KPMG LLP