We've chosen the top 5 leading CIAM platforms: CyberArk, ForgeRock, Microsoft, Ping Identity, and Okta and provided a quick statement for each. For a more detailed breakdown of these 5 CIAM platforms, download our 2023 CIAM Solutions Buyers Guide.
Let's look at some of the top players in the CIAM market, according to Gartner:
CyberArk is a leading cybersecurity solution provider known for its innovative and advanced products. The company has recently made its mark in the Identity Access Management (IAM) sector with the CyberArk Identity product.
ForgeRock offers a feature-rich CIAM solution that can handle millions of identities. The solution is known for its flexible deployment options and AI-driven automation capabilities.
Microsoft Azure AD B2C
This is a comprehensive CIAM solution from Microsoft that's fully integrated with the Azure platform. It offers scalability, advanced security features, and extensive integration options.
Known for its identity and access management solutions, Okta provides a CIAM solution that offers robust security, scalability, and comprehensive user management features.
Ping Identity’s CIAM solution is known for its scalability, extensive integration options, and AI-driven decision-making capabilities.
When to Involve a Service Partner
Choosing and implementing a CIAM solution can be a complex process. If your organization lacks the expertise to navigate the CIAM landscape, a service partner can provide invaluable support. They bring deep domain knowledge, can help align the CIAM solution with your business strategy, and ensure a smooth implementation.
If your organization is facing the following scenarios, it might be time to consider a service partner:
Lack of internal expertise: If your team doesn't have the necessary knowledge to select and implement a CIAM solution.
Complex infrastructure: If your IT environment is complex, integrating a CIAM solution could be challenging, and a service partner can offer much-needed assistance.
Resource constraints: If you are short on time or staff, a service partner can fast-track the selection and implementation process.
Regulatory Compliance: If you're in a highly regulated industry and need expert guidance to ensure your CIAM solution meets all regulatory requirements.
The right CIAM solution significantly bolsters a company’s cybersecurity posture, enhances customer experience, and ensures regulatory compliance. However, choosing a CIAM solution requires careful consideration of your organization's needs, the solution's capabilities, and how well it integrates into your existing systems. By understanding these requirements and following best practices for implementation and integration, organizations can successfully navigate their CIAM journey.
Nabeel Nizar, MajorKey EVP Advisory Consulting & PreSales