Join Citrix for an interactive discussion of access management at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit 2018 in Las Vegas on Monday, December 3, at 10:45 a.m. We’ll be in Milano IV, Promenade Level.

Traditionally — and even today — when we think about “access,” we think about authenticating a user and applying security policies to the applications a user is authorized to access.

These applications are deployed on-premises, in the cloud or delivered as SaaS. If an enterprise has a number of these applications, IT leaders typically think about implementing a single sign-on (SSO) solution that allows a central framework for defining and enforcing security policies on all applications. The other consideration is to provide an easier and more convenient experience to end users.

This approach to access management is true with traditional as well as new SSO vendors. Most of the access management solutions — cloud-based services or those deployed on-premises — are limited to providing a strong policy framework and a strict mechanism of authenticating end users. The result is point solutions that cater to a very specific problem and are not broad enough to answer multiple “access-related” use cases.

When we think about access, we need to look at it holistically. In addition to users authenticating and accessing company data, there also must be a way to control what users can do within a SaaS application once they successfully authenticate and login. Also, what about users accessing the Internet and arriving at apps that they are not allowed to access?

An access solution should not just be a singular, well-integrated, cloud-based solution that integrates with an enterprise’s existing infrastructure. It should also provide a solution that is broader than just SSO.

If you are a CIO, CISO, a security architect, or VP of network and IT infrastructure, and if this is something you are keen to understand, join me for a healthy discussion at my Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit 2018 session — “For a successful secure access strategy, SSO alone, is not enough” — on Monday, December 3, at 10:45 a.m. We’ll be in Milano IV, Promenade Level.

Can’t make the session? You can find Citrix at booth #116. Stop by and see us.