Gartner Hype Cycle for IAM Technologies 2020

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Machine Identity Management is a necessity, not a luxury

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:

Works on Hybrid-
and Multi-Cloud

Discovery & Full Life
Cycle Certificate Management


Crypto-Agility and
PKI Automation

AppViewX recognized as a Sample Vendor for Machine Identity Management

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.

Key Product Features:

  • End-to-end lifecycle management and automation of certificates and keys across environments.
  • Out-of-the-box integrations with leading CAs, and tools for DevOps, containerization, HSMs, IAM, ITSM, etc.
  • Highly available and scalable for both on-prem and cloud, multi-cloud, or hybrid-cloud
  • Enables crypto-agility via low-code workflow automation

Gartner Hype Cycle for IAM Technologies 2020

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*Gartner Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies 2020, Ant Allan, 16 July 2020
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