It is also predicted that by 2022, 40 per cent of global midsize and larger organizations will use SaaS-delivered identity and access management (IAM) to fulfil most of their needs
The global research firm,Gartner, Inc.has recently revealed that by 2022, 70 per cent of organizations will implement smartphone apps for biometric authentication for workforce access regardless of the endpoint device being used.
Last year (2018), this figure was fewer than 5 per cent.
Lower costs and improved user experience/customer experience (UX/CX) are fuelling this increasing interest in biometric authentication.
Ant Allan, research vice president at Gartner has said that security and risk management leaders responsible for identity and access management (IAM) and fraud prevention continue to seek approaches for identity corroboration that balance trust and accountability against total cost of ownership and UX/CX.
He added that biometric authentication uses biological or behavioural traits unique to each person and offers better UX/CX and accountability than other common methods. Implementing this via smartphone apps provides more consistency in UX/CX and is technically simpler than supporting it directly on a variety of different endpoint devices.
It also pointed that presentation attack detection or “liveness testing” is essential before biometric authentication via smartphone apps because biometric approaches that can be readily supported on any smartphone are vulnerable to presentation attacks or “spoofing” using photos, videos, voice recordings, and so on.
SaaS-Delivered IAM promises to fulfill most needs
As per the study, by 2022, 40 per cent of global midsize and larger organizations will use IAM capabilities delivered as software as a service (SaaS) to fulfil most of their needs-up from 5 per cent in 2018.
SaaS-delivered IAM is often deployed to enhance access management software implementations. The ease of implementation and rapid value of time have proved valuable to organizations that favour SaaS adoption and do not consider the operational management of IAM functionality core to their business.
Abhyuday Data, associate research principal analyst has said that most SaaS-delivered IAM purchases are for access management and lightweight identity governance and administration functionality, such as single sign-on. This provide excellent connectivity include solid access management and password management features like B2B and B2C.
Factors accelerating adoption of SaaS-delivered IAM
The steady movement of applications to cloud and mobile architectures are influencing adoption. The combination of functional offerings that are configured, rather than customized, and modern application architectures is causing a substantial portion of the market to adopt SaaS-delivered IAM.