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Identity management org Sailpoint unveils no-code tool

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SailPoint Technologies will make it simpler for enterprise IT teams to manage workflows that revolve around identities later this year. During its Navigate 2021: Confidence Redefined conference, the company — which provides tools for securing identities — unveiled SailPoint Workflows, a visual tool for creating and managing workflows via the company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.

SailPoint Workflows provides IT teams with a no-code tool that enables them to create custom workflows to, for example, onboard new employees, SailPoint executive VP Grady Summers told VentureBeat. Enterprises need a no-code approach to creating those workflows because few IT professionals have both identity management expertise and programming skills. “That’s very rare air,” Summers said.

Scheduled to become available in the fourth quarter, SailPoint Workflow is part of a larger company initiative to enable enterprise IT teams to deploy an intelligent, autonomous, and extensible self-driving identity security system that’s fueled by data from end users. Machine learning algorithms are then applied to surface, for example, who is using which applications or what anomalous behavior might be indicative of a security breach, Summers added.

Inventory

SailPoint earlier this year acquired Intello, a provider of tools that enable IT teams to discover, manage, and secure SaaS applications, and ERP Maestor, which offers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management tools for SaaS applications.

In its most recent quarter, SailPoint reported total revenue of $102.5 million, an 11% increase over the same quarter a year ago. Subscription revenue was $64.4 million, a 40% increase over the same period a year ago, while SaaS revenue accounted for $25.4 million, a 66% increase over the second quarter of 2020. But the company also reported a loss of $17 million compared to a profit of $8 million a year ago. Non-GAAP income from operations was $0.8 million compared to $18.4 million in Q2 2020.

For the third quarter, the company is forecasting revenues will reach between $102 million and $104 million. Non-GAAP losses from operations are expected to be in the range of $7 million to $9 million. Non-GAAP losses from operations are expected to range from $5 million to $10 million. SailPoint expects revenues in the range of $408 million to $412 million for the full year.

Cam McMartin, a member of the board and special advisor to CEO Mark McClain, is expected to become interim chief financial officer for SailPoint beginning September 1. Meanwhile, current CFO Jason Ream tendered his resignation, effective August 31, 2021, to pursue other interests.

Convergence

As identity management becomes the focal point around which zero trust approaches to securing IT environments gain traction, it has become apparent that many of the tools used to manage GRC and security are starting to converge. That shift comes as more organizations are shifting to SaaS platforms to manage both GRC and security.

It’s not clear to what degree GRC and security tools will ultimately converge, but as they move closer together, the total cost of implementing and maintaining a zero trust IT environment should decline. In the meantime, most enterprise IT organizations are at the very least reevaluating their approach to managing and securing IT in the wake of a series of high-profile security breaches.

With the shift to working from home to combat the spread of the pandemic, it’s become more apparent that the network perimeter has dissolved. IT teams cannot assume systems reside securely behind a firewall. As such, the only way to now secure what has become a highly distributed computing environment is to verify the identity of not just every user, but also the machines and applications employed within enterprise IT environments.

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