Acsense a Gartner Cool Vendor in Identity-first Security
“This announcement further acknowledges that there is a gap in IAM when it comes to disaster recovery and business continuity and we are excited to have this opportunity to innovate and bring solutions to this major problem.”
– Muli Motola, Co-founder and CEO
Read on to learn about:
- The characteristics of a Gartner Cool Vendor
- The rise of identity access related attacks on companies
- Why Gartner named Acsense a Cool Vendor
- Why it’s costly for businesses to do nothing
What is a Gartner Cool Vendor?
According to Gartner, a Cool Vendor must be considered innovative or transformative for products, services or initiatives.
The criteria by which a vendor is defined as “cool” are: innovative, impactful, or intriguing products, services, or initiatives. The vendor is innovative if its offerings allow users to do things they could not do prior. It is impactful if its offerings have or will have a business impact; they are not merely ‘technology for the sake of technology.’
The vendor is intriguing if it has captured Gartner’s interest or curiosity during the past six months.
How Are Identity-Related Attacks Rising?
According to the 2022 Trends in Securing Digital Identities Report, 84% of organizations reported suffering an identity-related breach within the last year.
Identity-related attacks are rising due to the rise of hackers targeting companies.
Look at this story concerning the 0ktapus gang. It will highlight the importance of having an IAM recoverability solution.
A hacking gang called 0ktapus aimed to compromise thousands of accounts at over 130 organizations.
0ktapus launched phishing sites to acquire Okta identity credentials and multi-factor authentication (MFA) codes, and organizations thought their critical SasS were protected in the cloud. But, it was a misconception because, according to CISA (Cloud Security alliance) Cloud, customers are responsible for their data.
Therefore, the organizations needed a solution that provided continuous access to continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.
Why is Acsense a Gartner Cool Vendor?
It is Acsense’s innovative and comprehensive approach to maintaining cloud identity infrastructure security that has caught the attention of many organizations, such as Gartner for the following reasons.
Fortifies Identity Access Management Systems
A cloud Identity Access Management (IAM) system represents an organization’s largest attack vector.
It is a single point of failure, and it would be incredibly determinantal if it compromised and the organization could not recover. Fortunately, Acsense shields businesses from the complete loss of their IAM by offering a quick and easy-to-use one-click recovery solution.
This solution gives organizations access to their IAM within minutes, helping them dodge the pain of rebuilding their IAM from the ground up, dealing with downtime costs, and forgoing business continuity.
Offers Enterprise Capabilities for System Management
We provide Okta customers with both workforce and customer IAM needs with a single platform for proactive protection and real-time access management.
The Acsense platform is designed to make your IAM system resilient, with features such as one-click restore, constant verification of backed-up data, periodic testing for keeping the backup up-to-date, and the ability to identify changes between different PiTs (Points in Time).
Low RPO and Low RTO combined with any-point-in-time recovery that Acsense’s tools provide result in maximum data retention and peace of mind for security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM.
Why is it Costly To Do Nothing?
According to the Identity Defined Security Alliance Report,
78% of businesses experienced direct impacts from a breach, such as recovery costs and reputational damage.
From the same report, 96% of respondents believed they could have prevented or minimized security breaches if they had implemented specific identity-related security outcomes. To conclude, being a Gartner Cool Vendor is significant for Acsense because we are paving the way in critical SaaS resilience against IAM outages.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
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