Identity Management and Governance Technology Brief

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Identity management and governance refers to a set of overlapping technologies for managing users’ identities and access privileges. Though many vendors provide both on-premises and SaaS solutions, cloud-based identity solutions are the focus of this brief. The SaaS solutions, which lagged in functionality just a few years ago, are maturing to the point where some vendors specifically recommend the SaaS solutions for higher education, where volumes fluctuate significantly during the year. Read Tambellini’s analysis of why institutions should strongly consider cloud solutions over on-premises solutions.


  • Vendor in Focus: Cisco, Hitachi ID, InCommon, Microsoft, Okta, Oracle, Ping Identity, Sailpoint, Saviynt, Yubico
  • Software Category in Focus: Identity and Access Management
  • Author: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: February 2021

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