Identropy: The Identity & Governance Administration (IGA) Experts

Victor Barris, Partner
“Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) platforms provide answers to key questions such as who has access to what resources? Who should have access? How it is used?—all of which plays a significant role in safeguarding organizations and their data against attacks,” says Victor Barris, Managing Partner of Identropy. With the increased adoption of cloud and mobile technologies, Enterprises have matured in their realization that identity is indispensable in achieving their overall cybersecurity objectives. IGA tools help organizations control access risks, achieve and maintain compliance, and improve efficiency by securely managing user accounts and entitlements in IT infrastructure and applications.

IGA solution providers like SailPoint, Oracle and IBM have shifted their focus togiving their customers the option of using their solutions via the cloud. Customers also aim to secure access to their cloud and mobile assets in addition to their on-premise infrastructure, increasing their needs for advisory and consulting services from industry experts who not only understand the technologies, but also consulting services to guide them through the tricky process of developing a multi-year roadmap, a high level-architecture, and a deep understanding of the relationship between their business processes and technology.

“Identropy has completed over 350 identity projects in the past decade. Customers come to us not only for our technical expertise, but also rely on us for advice on how to effectively create an identity roadmap and program,” says Barris. Identropy understands the opportunity that IGA offers the enterprise, and the companyiswell-positioned to help organizations mitigate risk while enabling their business.

As a leading Identity and Access Management consulting services firm with over 13 years of experience delivering IAM success, Identropy adopts a customer-centric approach to simplifying the complex role of identity management and access governance in organizations. Through a combination of vendor-agnostic advisory services, domain and implementation expertise, and flexible managed services capabilities, Identropy has pioneered a program that balances business needs, security best practices, and operational requirements. They call it the “Plan, Build, Run model.”

Designed to deliver a pragmatic roadmap for managing the identity lifecycle based on real-world business and internal requirements, the program targets three essential aspects of an IGA solution.


Identropy has completed over 350 id entity projects in the past decade. Customers come to us not only for our technical exper tise, but also rely on us for advice on how to effectively create an id entity roadmap and program


The first is advisory services to help customers layout their IGA roadmap. The second is implementation to architect and implement the IGA solution that best suits their requirements. And, the third is managed services to help run the client’s day-to-day operations of their identity infrastructure. Through a dedicated dashboard, customers can keep a finger on the pulse of their infrastructure, and assess where potential risks or availability issues lie. One of its striking features is automated alerts that are triggered as and when there is a potential risk in the client’s administrative office.

To give a better idea of their solutions, Barris highlights an instance where Identropy helped a healthcare provider by offering a refresh to their IGA system. After making significant investments in legacy vendors with heavy customizations by a large system integrator, the client suffered unnecessary operational costs brought forth by maintaining and managing their IGA infrastructure. As their new advisory partner, Identropy evaluated the client’s existing platforms and provided a lightweight, cloud-delivered IGA solution. They helped the client migrate from an on-premise ecosystem to the cloud in less than six months. With the new infrastructure, the healthcare provider was able to reduce its operational expenses by more than 50% as the cloud-delivered solution was simpler, cost-effective, and easy-to-maintain. The solution also reduced additional costs for hardware, software and resources typically associated with heavy IGA deployments.

With many similar instances of client success, Identropy has successfully established itself as a thought leader in the IAM/IGA space. “There are many older IGA implementations that are using technologies and architectures that require modernization,” says Barris. As such, today, the market needs thought leaders like Identropy to help organizations to re-envision their IGA solutions and implement them while taking into consideration cloud and mobile.

Company
Identropy

Headquarters
Austin, TX

Management
Victor Barris, Partner

Description
Established in 2006, Identropy help clients build successful IAM programs by combining vendor-agnostic advisory with deep and broad technology implementation expertise. Identropy is one of the best Identity and Access Management consulting services firm with over 12 years of experience delivering IAM success. Through a combination of vendor-agnostic advisory services, deep domain, and implementation expertise and flexible managed services capabilities, Identropy has pioneered the development of a model that balances business needs, security best practices, and operational requirements. The company deals with identity management cloud services, identity management roadmap development, identity management strategy, managed services for identity management, and identity management consulting