Cloud Identity Service

Protect and control your IT environment with cloud-based identity access management

Security isn’t just about defending your infrastructure from the latest threats. It also means controlling who has access to which IT resources and data, making access fast and simple to authorized users, and effectively blocking unauthorized users. It means having a full complement of Identity and Access Management (IAM) capabilities, including user provisioning, single sign-on, web access management, lifecycle governance, and federation.

Implementing IAM requires specialized security knowledge and skills; IBM can help. IBM offers a cloud-based managed service with 50 percent faster implementation compared to traditional on–premise deployment; lower total cost of ownership, with typical savings of 30-60 percent over the first three years of operation; and reduced administrative overhead, allowing businesses to focus on high-value initiatives. As a result, businesses, including large global enterprises, are able to roll out strategic enterprise and customer applications that drive revenue and improve the user experience while reducing risks and lowering costs.


Cloud Identity Service features

Our cloud-based service gives you the power of enterprise IAM while lowering ownership costs, reducing staff requirements, and maximizing agility. With Cloud Identity Service you can:

  • Extend IAM to the cloud

    Cloud-based model offers a less-expensive, faster time to value solution

  • Reduce the need for specialists

    Service delivers a comprehensive suite of IAM capabilities without taxing your staff

  • Integrate easily with existing infrastructure

    Included automation features and templates facilitate rapid and efficient integration

  • Strengthen cloud security

    Data and applications in the cloud are protected by comprehensive IAM features

  • Improve agility and flexibility

    Comprehensive cloud-based services are available as needed and scale on demand

  • Lower total cost of ownership

    On-premise hardware and software deployment costs are eliminated, as well as upgrade and maintenance expenses

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Why IBM?

IBM’s Cloud Identity Service is part of our identity and access management family of services. At IBM we take a holistic approach to identity and access management, focusing on integrating and coordinating services throughout our clients’ organizations to help maximize investments and minimize threats. We also deliver valuable security intelligence so you can make better, more informed decisions about your identity and access management policies, programs, and resources.


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