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In Case You Missed It: The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management and Governance, Q4 2021

By Andrew Silberman, Product Marketing Director at Omada

December 3, 2021

On November 10, Forrester released The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management and Governance, in which they identify and evaluate top IMG vendors. At Omada, we were thrilled to be named a leader in this space in helping organizations enable their digital transformations and enforce identity policy controls.

Forrester notes that “IMG customers and prospects also struggle with the rising complexities of agile business practices, extended enterprise structures, evolving compliance requirements, and a growing diversity of target applications and entitlements…In response, IMG vendors have invested in innovative approaches for automation and streamlining multistep workflows, as well as improving the speed and effectiveness of decision-making using analytics engines and machine learning.” Forrester specifically calls out that prospective customers should look for solutions that:

  • “Deliver automation and adaptable workflows for managing complexity at scale”
  • “Offer well-architected, feature-rich IMG via SaaS delivery for hybrid environments”
  • “Provide analytics and recommendation engines across the platform”

The Wave evaluates vendors based on 21 criteria across their Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence on a 5-point scale (1 being below par, and 5 being above par). Omada received the highest possible scores in ten criteria, including:

  • Role Management
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Execution Roadmap
  • Supporting Products & Services
  • Delivery Model

In our view, our scores further reiterate our mission to provide customers with robust IMG capabilities that are easily deployed and scaled. As the Forrester report notes “Strategically, the vendor is intent on reducing complexity, which is often inherent in identity management programs, and on reducing cost and time-to-value for customers via SaaS delivery and a 12-week accelerator package.”

Our Chief Customer Officer, Lars Bell, adds “We see this report as confirming what we know here at Omada, that we provide a comprehensive IMG offering that meets the demands of today’s modern businesses. While we are certainly taking time to celebrate our standing in the Forrester Wave, our journey continues to provide IMG programs for each customer that is based on a proven best-practices framework and methodology to reduce complexity, time-to-value, and increase customer satisfaction.”

If you’re interested in checking out the full report, read it here and see why we believe Omada is trusted by a huge variety of customers to enable their business, increase security, and meet compliance demands.

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