Product Name: McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
Why we are watching: Nitro Security was known for its advanced correlation engine which augments rule-based correlation with risk-based activity profiling. This product also gets really good performance grades in larger deployments. Late last year, McAfee rolled out a new version that allows it to pull in data from McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, risk data from McAfee Risk Advisor, and asset data from McAfee Vulnerability Manager and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.
Identity and access governance is the fasted growing segment of the identity management market. Sales in 2011 came in around $300 million. Analysts have not published the 2012 sales numbers yet, but they are expecting 35% to 40% growth. Specifically, IAG is the class of products that request, approve, certify and audit access to applications, data and other IT services.
Company name: Aveksa
Product Name: Access Governance Software Suite
Why we are watching: When the company reported its 2012 financials in January, it announced that 45% of its revenue was coming from brand new customers. In December, Aveksa launched Identity and Access Management 6.0, designed specifically to help enterprises fully scale their IAM initiatives and manage the Big Data that is now typically associated with IAM deployments. Shortly thereafter, Aveksa introduced MyAccess Live, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Identity and Access Management solution which provides integrated visibility and control of both cloud and on-premise applications in a single cloud-based solution.
Company name: Courion
Product Name: Access Assurance Suite and CourionLive
Why we are watching: The unique aspect of this product is that it was designed using a structured process so that it can integrate with other vendors' administration, analytics, workflow and reporting tools where its competitors and a redesigned connector architecture that lets customers easily integrate with other vendors' analytics, workflow and reporting tools.
Company name: Sailpoint
Product Name: Identity IQ
Why we are watching: Sailpoint is a fast-growing firm that takes a risk-based approach to identity management. Identity combines ID information and log data in the same repository for report intelligence.