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SailPoint Awarded Patent for Identity-as-a-Service Technology

Patented technology maintains ‘zero knowledge’ of administrative credentials in cloud-based identity deployments

SailPoint, the leader in identity and access management (IAM), today announced the company has been awarded a US patent, titled “System and Method for Securing Authentication Information in a Networked Environment.” This patent recognizes SailPoint’s innovative approach to delivering IAM from the cloud that allows customers to manage user access across today’s hybrid IT infrastructure that spans on-premises and SaaS applications.

SailPoint’s patent, number 9,319,395, describes the uniquely differentiated way that SailPoint protects the administrative credentials to applications and data which are required to support enterprise identity governance and provisioning services. IdentityNowTM leverages the patented technology to maintain “zero knowledge” of the administrative credentials, including passwords, ensuring that even in the case of a rogue employee in the data center, the customer’s infrastructure will remain secure. This innovative model is key to protecting authentication information when using an Identity-as-a-Service solution to manage an organization’s sensitive applications and data.

“As enterprises continue to use authentication as the foundation of their internal security processes, it is critical that IT departments are equipped with the right tools to protect against attacks. This is why the concept of having ‘zero knowledge’ of our customers’ administrative credentials is so important,” said Darran Rolls, CTO of SailPoint. “SailPoint has always been committed to driving innovation in the IAM market in a way that addresses real challenges that our customers face. This patent validates SailPoint’s innovative approach to maximizing the security of authentication processes to applications and ensuring safe access management practices are maintained for customers running identity governance in the cloud.”

IdentityNow is a fully-featured cloud-based identity and access management platform that delivers single sign-on, password management, provisioning, and access certification services for cloud, mobile, and on-premises applications. As a critical component of the enterprise IT infrastructure, IdentityNow meets the most stringent security, scalability, performance and availability requirements.