IoTs, mobile devices containers, applications, and other endpoints are seeing a sharp spike in usage, thanks to digital transformation. Security mechanisms that protect these machine identities – cryptographic keys, x.509 certificates, SSH keys, etc. – are experiencing rapid growth too, but traditional management techniques are manual, siloed, and not conducive to rapid scaling.
Rather than simply managing PKI, the Gartner Hype Cycle suggests that organizations adopt an enterprise-wide Machine Identity Management approach, as opposed to ad-hoc incremental growth of individual systems.
Per our understanding, the 2020 Hype Cycle suggest the use of tools with the following capabilities:
According to Gartner, "SRM leaders can ensure that they have aligned their approaches accordingly by repositioning overly technical PKI, or crypto-key management projects with “machine identity management” that is tied to digital business criticality."
AppViewX (named a Sample Vendor in the Hype Cycle) can help in this regard, just as we’ve helped customers of all sizes successfully do so.