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Is Identity The New Perimeter

Network controls can't scale with cloud and mobile, so CISOs are using IAM as the new lever for security control around corporate access. As the collective strain of BYOD and ad-hoc, cloud-delivered IT dissolves the last vestiges the network-based zone defense mentality in infosec, CIOs and CISOs are still on the hunt for a new security lever. The network tools they once counted on for perimeter defense are not enough to control users. Once users step outside the bounds of those perimeters to use countless SaaS tools that make up what many call enterprise's "shadow IT," the firewall holds no water. And so security leaders are turning to identity and access management (IAM) to define a new perimeter around corporate access.

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