- 64% of the 627 IT pros surveyed say their companies use identity and access management technology.
- 14% avoid identity and access management because it's too difficult to deploy or because they're content with manual methods of identity management
Not too suprising a number there.
- About half of the remaining respondents who don't use identity and access management technology say this is because the technology is too expensive
I guess the ISVs need to do a better job and start building some products that don't take 2-10X in services to get installed - and cost less to acquire the software.
- 13% of respondents have centralized identity and access management
- 18% of respondents indicated that this information is managed based on geographic location rather than from a central, company-wide location
Interesting. Is it possible for the average enterprise to have more than one identity management solution? Yes. In fact, some of the customers that I met with on my latest leg of the reality tour had more than one solution. Now that's scary!
- Another top reason (to track employees) is the ability to track the activities of privileged users (e.g., system admin, DBAs) with access to critical applications or databases. About 64% indicated it was "very important" or "important" in providing them the ability to detect and prevent disclosure of confidential or private data.
So 1/3 of respondents didn't think it was that important to track these highly privileged users? Now that's double scary!